Health Information Systems and Technology
HLT POL X 452.1
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This course covers health information technology implementation and management, ethical considerations and security, emerging and transformative technologies, and the technology fundamentals of electronic medical records.
What you can learn.
- Design, develop, implement, and evaluate projects and programs to improve individual and community health
- Understand the fundamentals of electronic medical records (EMR), electronic health records (EHR), and personal health records (PHR)
- Understand the fundamentals of health information exchanges (HIE)
- Understand the use of electronic clinical and management information systems and decision support tools
- Understand the process of change (recognizing the need, strategy development, and managing the change process) for organizational improvement
- Understand the business, financial, demographic, ethno-cultural, political, and regulatory implications of decisions
About this course:
Developing integrated health information systems is a major priority of health care reform. The Obama administration allocated $36 billion for developing health information technology (HIT) over the next six years. Learn how HIT is used by health care delivery organizations, external research organizations, regulatory organizations, providers, and patients/consumers. This course covers HIT implementation and management; ethical considerations and security; emerging and transformative technologies; and the technology fundamentals of electronic medical records (EMR), electronic health records (EHR), personal health records (PHR), and health information exchanges (HIE). The course also provides a planning framework that covers design, implementation, and support of clinical systems; financial/administrative systems; network and connectivity technologies; data management; and interoperability of systems. Additionally, the course covers health care legislation and stimulus support, including HIPAA, the HITECH Act, interoperability, and Regional Healthcare Information Organizations (RHIOs).