Principles of electronic health records and information systems theory and life cycle. Course work covers development, implementation, and management of electronic health records (EHR) systems, including the following topics: challenges to EHR adoption; EHR goal setting and impact on quality; strategic planning for the EHR migration path; health care process assessment; assessment of functional needs, data infrastructure, and information technology and systems infrastructure; analysis of return on investment for EHR expenditures; EHR selection and contract negotiation; EHR project management; EHR system implementation and ongoing maintenance; acute care EHR applications; and the growing momentum toward health information exchange. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): HIT310. As needed.