This course deals with the role of health information in two ways. The first is to provide a survey of the history and current status of management information systems in health services, including electronic medical records, health information exchanges, and clinical decision support tools. Current and proposed policy surrounding health information systems is also covered. Next, the course gives the students exposure to advanced Excel and other data management software. The focus is on how to convert data into information with an emphasis on how to display and present that information to a broad audience. (Offered every year).