INFM 206-10
Electronic Records Foundations
Summer 2020 Syllabus

Lisa Marie Daulby PhD, CRM, IGP

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Canvas Information: This three-unit course runs from June 1, 2020, to July 26. The class will be available on Canvas on June 1, 2020. 

You will be enrolled in the Canvas site automatically.

Course Description

Overview of the principles and methods of managing health data, information, and records in digital environments. This course examines the way in which new information technologies impact health care organizations' capacity to define, identify, control, manage, and preserve digital health assets/resources.

Course Requirements


Grading will be based on a total accumulation of possible 100 points, distributed as follows:

  • Class Participation, Discussion, and Quizzes - 40 points (40% of final grade)
    (Supports CLOs #1-5)
    Participation in weekly discussion boards and quizzes
    Due: Weekly
  • Course Assignment Developing an Integrated Health Information Platform – 60 points (60% of final grade)
    (Supports CLOs #1-5)
    Organizational implementation of a health information platform with a focus on electronic health records.

Part 1 Planning – 20 points (20% of final grade)
Sponsorship, Stakeholders, Planning/Scope, and Requirements Gathering. Due: June 21 (11:59 Pacific Time)

Part 2 Execution – 20 points (20% of final grade)
Development /Delivery and Risks/Issues. Due: July 12 (11:59 Pacific Time)

Part 3 Closure – 20 points (20% of final grade)
Implementation and Transition. Due: July 26 (11:59 Pacific Time)

  • Mid-Course Review and Reflections Assignment
    (Supports CLOs #1-6)
    Due: Week 4 (optional)

Course Calendar





June 1 - June 7

Course Overview & Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Health Information/Records Management

Definitions of Terms and Concepts; Healthcare Delivery Systems; Evolution of Health Recordkeeping.


June 8 - June 14

Health Record/Information Management Data Governance and Leadership


June 15 - June 21

Health Record/Information Management Data Structure, Content and Standards

Nomenclatures and Classification Systems; Data Coding Conventions, Guidelines, and Standards.

Assignment Part 1 Due June 21 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)


June 22 - June 29

Health Information/Record Management Laws, Ethics and Professionalism

Legislation & Regulations, Compliance, Confidentiality, Access, Consent, Privacy, Security and Protection

Mid–Term Course Review/ Reflections


June 29 - July 5

Health Information/Record Management Systems and Applications

Tools and Technology Ecosystems; Vendor Software; System Functional Requirements and Architecture; Interoperability


July 6 - July 12

Health Information/Records Management Analytics

Statistics, Performance, Business Intelligence, Visualization

Assignment Part 2 Due July 12 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)


July 13 - July 19

Health Record/Information Management Data Use and Quality Management

Research & Education


July 20 - July 26

Health Record/Information Management Tools and Strategies

Assignment Part 3 Due July 26 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)


Late assignments will not be accepted after 5 days past the due date. Late assignments submitted after the assignment deadline will receive a 10% point reduction for each day up to 5 days based on the total point value of the assignment. No points will be awarded after 5 days late.

Discussion board postings will not be accepted for credit after the module's discussion has ended.

All course materials must be completed by the last day of the class.

NOTE: Students should provide their initial discussion board posts by the first Thursday of each module by 11:59 pm (Pacific Time), to leave ample time for follow-up discussion. Please participate early and actively in the required discussions.

Details for all of the discussions and assignments will be provided in Canvas.

Assignments Due
Unless otherwise noted, each module begins on Monday and ends on Sunday. Assignments will be due by 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) on the due date.

Course Workload Expectations

Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.

Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.

Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.

Course Prerequisites

Graduate Standing or Instructor Consent

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Summarize health information/records management principles, terms and concepts.
  2. Describe health information/records management nomenclatures, classification systems, and coding standards.
  3. Evaluate the selection, implementation and operation of health information/records management systems and applications.
  4. Explain the legal and ethical concepts and principles that direct the management of personal health information.
  5. Judge and justify the collection, access, analysis and secondary statistical use of quality health data to provide information to management/care teams, government bodies, researchers, and information technology product developers.

SLOs and PLOs

This course supports Informatics SLO 3: Demonstrate proficiency in using current big data and electronic records technologies to solve analytical problems; including developing policies, standards, and practices in particular specialized contexts and interpreting and communicating analysis and visualization results appropriately and accurately.

SLO 3 supports the following Informatics Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

  • PLO 2 Evaluate, manage, and develop electronic records programs and applications in a specific organizational setting.
  • PLO 3 Demonstrate strong understanding of security and ethics issues related to informatics, user interface, and inter-professional application of informatics in specific fields by designing and implementing appropriate information assurance and ethics and privacy solutions.
  • PLO 6 Conduct informatics analysis and visualization applied to different real-world fields, such as health science and sports.


Required Textbooks:

  • Oachs, P., & Watters, A. (2020). Health information management: Concepts, principles and practice (6th ed.). AHIMA Press. Available through Publisher, product ID: 66056arrow gif indicating link outside sjsu domain

Grading Scale

The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:

97 to 100 A
94 to 96 A minus
91 to 93 B plus
88 to 90 B
85 to 87 B minus
82 to 84 C plus
79 to 81 C
76 to 78 C minus
73 to 75 D plus
70 to 72 D
67 to 69 D minus
Below 67 F


In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:

  • C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
  • B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work or undergraduate (for BS-ISDA);
    For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA, Informatics, BS-ISDA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class if you wish to stay in the program. If - on the second attempt - you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
  • A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.

Graduate Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). Undergraduates must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

University Policies

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