Course DescriptionDeveloping 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).
Course OutlineThis course covers health information technology implementation and management, ethical considerations and security, emerging and transformative technologies, and the technology fundamentals of electronic medical records.