This course is an overview of the importance of strategic planning, security, and project management of information technology systems in healthcare organizations. Understanding the critical role of information management systems in operational efficiencies of healthcare service delivery is essential. Students will learn about HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), patient confidentiality requirements, coding and informatics standards, patient safety, electronic medical records, and practices for keeping information secure. Prerequisite: Admission to BHS program. 3 credits.