Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Healthcare Administration and Information Systems

Contact Info
ChairSecretaryLocationDepartment Phone
Dr. David JordanMichele Orr110 Eisenberg Building724-738-4865

Department Web Site URL

Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Abel Gyan

Faculty

John Cotter
Instructor
Healthcare Adm & Info Systems
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.A., SUNY of Buffalo
B.A., Canisius College

Natalie Dick
Assistant Professor
Healthcare Adm & Info Systems
M.H.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Penn State University

John Golden
Assistant Professor
Healthcare Adm & Info Systems
J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
B.A., California University of Pennsylvania

Abel Gyan
Associate Professor
Healthcare Adm & Info Systems
D.H.Sc., Nova South Eastern University
M.S., Northern Kentucky University
M.B.A., University of Leicester
B.A., University of Science and Technology

Abdou Karim Jallow
Associate Professor
Healthcare Adm & Info Systems
Ph.D., Loughborough University
M.S., Cranfield University
B.S., Cranfield University

David Jordan
Professor
Healthcare Adm & Info Systems
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.S., University of Pittsburgh

Stephen Larson
Associate Professor
Healthcare Adm & Info Systems
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Mercer University
M.P.A., Brigham Young University
B.A., Brigham Young University

Donald Mong
Associate Professor
Healthcare Adm & Info Systems
J.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Haverford College

Jennifer Nightingale
Associate Professor
Healthcare Adm & Info Systems
Ed.D., Duquesne University
M.S.I.S.M., Duquesne University
M.Ed., Duquesne University
B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Patrick Santavicca
Instructor
Healthcare Adm & Info Systems
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
B.M., Duquesne University

Terry Zeigler
Instructor
Healthcare Adm & Info Systems
M.S., University of Maryland
B.S., Penn State University

Courses

BUSA Courses

BUSA 590 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

BUSA 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

BUSA 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

BUSA 640 -  Business Law  

Examines the legal aspects of business and focuses on contracts, property law, sales, procudt liability, secured transactions, insurance, negotiable instruments, banking and bankruptcy and securities regulation. Students analyze applicable provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code and cases and problems on the above topics. Students will also investigate ways to minimize risks in international business transactions using legal means.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Business Adm-Accountng/Finance, Business Adm-Management/Mrktng, Business Administration or Business Administration (OL).
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

BUSA 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

BUSA 695 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

BUSA 698 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

BUSA 700 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

BUSA 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

BUSA 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

BUSA 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HIM Courses

HIM 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HIM 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HIM 600 -  Health Information Systems Technology  

This course will give a broad coverage of the tecnhology supporting Health Information Management. The emphasis will be on the infrastructure of health care technology, including topics such as software, hardware, networking, data structure and management, and data capture technologies.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms, Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 605 -  Health Information Vocabularies and Clinical Terminologies  

This course will introduce the standard clinical terminologies (e.g. UMLS, SNOMED, ICD-9, LOINC) and other nursing vocabularies. Students will be able to map clinical terminologies to the appropriate classification system as required in regulations surrounding the electronic health record.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Winter Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 620 -  Financial Management for Health Professionals  

This course is designed to introduce financial accounting and financial management principles as they apply to the healthcare industry. The business of healthcare needs leaders who can develop strategic plans, build appropriate forecasts and manage the revenue cycle using key financial principles.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 625 -  Legal, Ethical and Security Issues in Health Information Management  

This course will explore the legal, ethical and security issues surrounding health care information management. Topics covered will include data integrity, availability and confidentiality, risk assessment, HIPAA and other health laws, encryption techniques, fraud surveillance, data and disaster recovery and ethical institutional policies.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed, Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 630 -  Healthcare Quality Management and Documentation Improvement  

This course will explore the institutional data management practices and policies with a view to quality improvement. This course can help students make a difference in achieving the goals of internal and external audits, accurate reimbursement, and other important initiatives aimed at improving the quality of healthcare.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 635 -  Knowledge Management in Health Information  

This course will apply decision analysis, business intelligence and data analytics to health organization policies and programs. These tools can enhance workflow and lead to process improvement, and must be used in enterprise-wide strategic planning. Topics may include data mining, data warehousing and data modeling.

Prerequisites: ECON 619C and HIM 630C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms, Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIN or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 645 -  Leadership for Health Information Management  

This course is to develop a systems-thinking approach to health care information management. It will focus on topics such as strategic management planning, managing change, enterprise-wide planning and training, dealing with vendors and other stakeholders, EHR/EMR implementation and healthcare policy appropriate to the organization and beyond.

Prerequisites: HIM 600C and HIM 603C and HIM 620C and HIM 625C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 650 -  Applied Research Project  

The Master's Project is designed for the MSHIM student to demonstrate management proficiency at the completion of the program. Projects may include business plans, feasibility studies, work-related solutions, consulting services, research projects or internships in the student's are of concentration.

Prerequisite: HIM 643C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 695 -  Workshop  

A Workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 698 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 700 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 750 -  Internship  

Provides the student with an opportunity to apply theory to practice and develop competencies through a work-related experience in a profit, or not-for-profit, healthcare related organization.

Credits: 3-12

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

HIM 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

HIM 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HIM 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MIS Courses

MIS 590 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

MIS 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MIS 603 -  Healthcare Information Systems  

This course will give an introduction to computer-based Information Systems as they are applied to the health care industry. Topics will include characteristics of health care data, design and life cycle of HCIS, the information technology supporting HCIS and management issues.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM program.

MIS 610 -  Business Analysis and Decision Support  

This course provides analytic skills through a review of critical business analysis and decision support concepts. We study how information technology such as spreadsheet and relational database applications inflluence organizational decisions and management. The course offers hands-on experiences in intermediate and advanced spreadsheet and relational database applications. The students will be able to create models and reports with these tools. The course offers strong technical and quatitative skills for effective leaders and managers. The course assumes that the student has a basic proficiency in spreadsheets, statistics and databases.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Business Adm-Accountng/Finance, Business Adm-Management/Mrktng, Business Administration or Business Administration (OL).
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MIS 643 -  Project Management  

This course addresses project management. It provides an understanding of the purpose, methods and benefits of process management by exposing the student to the concepts, practices, processes, tools and techniques used in process management for large projects.

Prerequisite: HIM 600C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIN program.

MIS 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

MIS 698 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MIS 700 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MIS 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

MIS 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.