Health Information Technology (HIT)

HIT 100 - Introduction to the Health Care Delivery System

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

This general purpose of this course is to prepare the student to be a successful healthcare professional by introducing them to the skills required in the culturally diverse environment of healthcare.

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HIT 130 - Introduction to Computers in Health Care

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.

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HIT 132 - Health-IT Infrastructure Development

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

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

General Course Purpose

The general purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the processes required to design an electronic health information system.

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HIT 141 - Introduction to Health Care and Health-IT in the U.S.

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

The general purpose of this course is to introduce the intricacies of the healthcare industry and health information technology in the evolving electronic healthcare environment.

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HIT 229 - Performance Improvement and Data Usage in Health Care

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

The general purpose of this course is to explore performance improvement, data/information exchange, patient safety and quality management in the electronic healthcare environment.

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HIT 230 - Computer Applications in Health Care

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

The general purpose is to provide the student with an understanding of the development of health information systems; including the uses to which it is put, and the processes it supports.

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HIT 233 - Working with Electronic Health Records

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

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

General Course Purpose

The general purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the core functions of the EHR, basic methods of capturing and recording EHR data, and the various ways health information flows into the electronic health record.

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HIT 235 - Emerging Technologies in Health-IT

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

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

General Course Purpose

The general purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of emerging technologies and how these technologies are used in various branches of medicine; and as informational resources in healthcare.

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