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.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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