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HIT 100 - Introduction to the Health Care Delivery System
Introduces the organization of the health care delivery system. Introduces the concepts necessary to be a successful professional in the health care industry. Covers the roles various health professionals, issues in health care with implications for health care workers, and skills unique to the health care setting.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HIT 100 Detailed Outline
HIT 130 - Introduction to Computers in Health Care
: Introduces students to computers in health care. Provides a basic overview of computer architecture, common software applications and their use in health care, electronic data management, adoption of the electronic health record (EHR), and privacy and security.
Lecture 2 hours per week. Lab 3 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
HIT 130 Detailed Outline
HIT 132 - Health-IT Infrastructure Development
Introduces the various systems life cycles. Covers processes in the design of electronic health information systems, operational management, and medico legal issues facing health care.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
HIT 132 Detailed Outline
HIT 141 - Introduction to Health Care and Health-IT in the U.S.
Focuses on how health care is organized and services are delivered in the evolving electronic health care environment. Covers public policy, the interrelationship of health care facilities and regulatory organizations, legal and regulatory issues, health care financing, the history and adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and health-IT, and reinforces the roles of health care professionals. Covers evolving health care initiatives in the electronic environment.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIT 141 Detailed Outline
HIT 229 - Performance Improvement and Data Usage in Health Care
Explores the history and development of the performance improvement process. Addresses licensure/accreditation, utilization management, risk management, process management, and the medical staff credentialing and privileging. Covers clinical communication and health information exchange. Covers approaches to assess patient safety, implementing quality management and reporting using electronic systems.
Credits - 3. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
HIT 229 Detailed Outline
HIT 230 - Computer Applications in Health Care
Covers systems planning, acquisition, implementation, technology support, strategic planning and governance; as well as threats to security of health information. Covers the value and organization of health care information systems (IS) and the role of the Information Technology (IT) Department.
Lecture 3 hours. Credits 3.
3 credits
HIT 230 Detailed Outline
HIT 233 - Working with Electronic Health Records
Provides an in depth analysis of the electronic health record (EHR). Explores the features of EHRs as they relate to practical deployment in the health care setting.
Credits 3 hours. Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
HIT 233 Detailed Outline
HIT 235 - Emerging Technologies in Health-IT
Provides an overview of various emerging technologies. Explores how health care technologies are used to treat patients, promote safety, and improve patient care. Discusses legal issues created by implementation of the electronic health record.
Credits 3 hours. Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
HIT 235 Detailed Outline
HIT 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits