A "theory" component, specific to health care and public health applications. Introduction and history of IT systems, concept of meaningful use, health IT standards, health-related data structures, software applications;enterprise architecture in health care and public health organizations.
At the completion of this component, the student will be able to:
- Discuss how financial incentives for use of HIT have changed over time.
- Describe general functions, purposes and benefits of health information systems in various health care settings
- Describe the federal initiatives and other significant developments that have influenced the evolution and adoption of health information systems
- Compare/Contrast different types of health information systems in terms of their ability to meet the needs of various types of health care enterprises
- Explain how electronic health records affect patient safety, quality care, efficiency, productivity, and reporting/documentation mechanisms
- Propose strategies to minimize major barriers to the adoption of electronic health records
- Explain how the principles of health care data exchange and health care data standards relate to patient care, productivity and data analysis
NOTE: This course is part of the Health Information Technology Certificate Program
but is opened to those not enrolled in the certificate program as well.