Online University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach online in the Global Health Services and Administration program. Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following courses:
Health Informatics and Data Analytics (HIMS 650, 3 Credits) The application of basic statistics and research methods in health information management. Focus is on the analysis of clinical and administrative data to assist in healthcare decision making, planning, policy development, and state and national level reporting. Topics include compilation and analysis of healthcare data; identification of data sources, data collection methods, analytical and visualization techniques; data mining; clinical and biomedical research and its implications for healthcare quality.
Health Data Management (HIMS 655, 3 Credits)
A foundational overview of health informatics/information management as a profession and as a subset of the healthcare delivery system. Health informatics/information principles and practices are explored as they relate to the application, analysis, management, and architecture of health data. Topics include data mapping, data structures, clinical terminology, and classification systems. Discussion also covers ICD-10, health record content, documentation standards, data management policies and procedures, meaningful use, data sources, and information governance.
The Application of Information Technology in Healthcare Administration (HIMS 661, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: HIMS 655. An overview of historical, current, and emerging health information systems and technologies. Focus is on applying a system life-cycle process to the adoption of an electronic health record system. Discussion covers various ways that information technology can aid in operations management and the strategic decision-making process. Topics include project management, clinical and decision support systems, report generation, data analytics, workflow processes, health information exchange, enterprise information management, training and development, data quality, user interfaces, data capturing technologies, personal health records, population health, data safeguards, business intelligence, and artificial intelligence.
Health Informatics Administration Capstone (HIMS 670, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits of program coursework, including HIMS 650, HIMS 655, and HIMS 661. Review of the proficiencies and competencies of a registered health information administrator (RHIA) as preparation for taking the RHIA certification exam. Emphasis is on professional development and test-taking strategies. An evidence-based capstone project on a topic related to health informatics or health information requires the integration and application of knowledge and skills acquired through previous coursework and experience. Discussion covers informatics issues, challenges for U.S. and global healthcare systems, potential new healthcare delivery models, approaches to strategically shaping local and national informatics policy, and the role of information technology in supporting the full continuum of care in health organizations. Tools and methods for strategic planning, implementing, using, and evaluating the efficacy of information systems are explored.
Information Systems in Healthcare Organizations (IFSM 305, 3 Credits)
An overview of how information systems provide value by supporting organizational objectives in the healthcare sector. The goal is to evaluate how technology solutions support organizational strategy in the healthcare environment and improve quality of care, safety, and financial management. Topics include the flow of data among disparate health information systems and the ethical, legal, and regulatory policy implications.
Information Technology for Healthcare Administration (HCAD 610, 3 Credits)
An overview of information technology (IT) from a managerial perspective and how healthcare administrators can use IT to maximize organizational performance. Fundamental principles of IT and data management and their implications for healthcare administrators are reviewed. Discussion explores the use of technology, databases, and other analytical tools to structure, analyze, and present information related to healthcare management and problem solving. Topics also include strategic information systems planning, systems analysis, system design, evaluation, and selection. Current applications, such as patient care, administrative and strategic decision support, managed health, health information networks, and the internet are examined to determine how they may be used to meet the challenges facing healthcare administrators today and in the future. Focus is on the legal and ethical issues related to IT and their practical implications for the healthcare administrator.
Required Education and Experienc:
- Master’s degree in Health Care or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.
- Professional experience in health care or related field.
- Experience teaching adult learners online and in higher education is strongly preferred. This position is specifically to teach online.
Preferred Education and Experience Terminal degree in Health Care or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.