About this Course:
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 2013: 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.
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
Grading/CEU award for this course includes assignments, quizzes, presentation and exams.