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Topics in Information Technology, IT-T 495

About this Course: 

IT-T 495 Topics in Information Technology:

This course will cover a particular topic varying from semester to semester in which there is particular student or staff interest. Permission of instructor is required.

For Fall 2014: Introduction to Healthcare IT

The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace and undergoing some of its most significant changes as the use of electronic health records increase. The class is designed for business people, technologists, and medical practitioners seeking to gain entry into the field of healthcare information systems. The class will take an in-depth and comprehensive view of HIT by examining healthcare regulatory requirements, the functions of a healthcare organization and its medical business operations in addition to IT hardware, software, networking and security.

Course Status: 

Not scheduled

Expected Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of healthcare operations and how to apply enabling information technologies
  • Identify and discuss specific challenges related to the management of technology, technology professionals, innovation, and process improvement within a healthcare organization

Course Outline: 

Healthcare and Public Health Overview
Culture, Policy and Regulatory Drivers
Introduction to Healthcare IT
Healthcare Organization and Operations
Healthcare Workflow
Desktop and Network IT Operations
Healthcare Information Security
Healthcare Information Exchange
Usability and Human Factors
HIT Planning, Management and Leadership

Course Details: 

Grading/CEU award for this course includes assignments, quizzes, presentation and exams.