HIT 130 - Introduction to Computers in Health Care at Virginia Highlands Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

: 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

General Course Purpose

The general purpose of this course is to provide the history and impact of computers in healthcare. To provide an overview of the basic components of the personal computer. To explore how computerization is used in healthcare and the electronic health record.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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