Health Data Management - Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty
Part time

Adjunct Faculty

Global Health Services and Administration

Department of Business Management

UMGC Stateside

Location: 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 Experience

  • Master's degree in Healthcare or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Professional experience in healthcare 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 Healthcare or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Materials needed for submission

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter highly preferred

  • If selected, candidates with international degrees may be required to submit a translation/degree evaluation from a NACES approved vendor.

Who We Are and Who We Serve

UMGC—one of 12 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM)—is a mission-driven institution with seven core values that guide us in all we do. At the top of the list is "Students First,” and we strive to do just that for our 90,000 students at home and abroad. From its start in 1947, UMGC has demonstrated its commitment to adult learners. We recognize that adult students need flexibility and options. UMGC is proud to be a global, 24-hour, institution of higher learning.

The typical UMGC student is an adult learner juggling a career, family, and other priorities. Roughly 80% work full time, half are parents, and half are minority students. They are continuing their education to better themselves, their families, and their professional opportunities. UMGC is also a leading higher education provider to the U.S. military, enrolling 55,000 active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and family members annually. We are proud of our military heritage and are committed to this service.

The Adjunct Faculty Role at UMGC

UMGC is committed to helping students achieve success not only with us, but also in their professional fields. As a result, we actively seek faculty members who are scholar-practitioners: professionals who are actively and successfully engaged in their field who additionally wish to help the next generation of professionals grow in their knowledge and expertise through education.  Your role as an adjunct faculty member will be to:

  • Actively engage students through frequent interaction that motivates them to succeed, and conveys a genuine energy and enthusiasm for their learning.

  • Guide students in active collaboration and the application of their learning in problem- and project-based learning demonstrations.

  • Provide rich and regular constructive feedback, utilizing rubrics effectively for the assessment of student work, and acknowledging student accomplishments.

  • Demonstrate relevant and current subject-matter expertise, and help students connect concepts across their academic program.

  • Provide feedback to your program chair on possible curricular improvements.

The Global Health Services and Administration Programs at UMGC

Please visit the following link to learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework: 

Faculty Training at UMGC

We are committed to your professional success at UMGC. Each new faculty member is required to successfully complete our online two-week new faculty orientation, FacDev 411, as a condition of hire.

Position Available and will Remain Open until Filled

Salary Commensurate with Experience

All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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