Course Abstract Details

HIT-225, Healthcare Delivery Systems

Credits: 3

Course Description

HIT-225, Healthcare Delivery Systems, focuses on the understanding of the types and levels of healthcare delivery systems in the U.S., both paper-based and electronic, and of the governing bodies that regulate health information management processes. Topics include: organization of healthcare delivery, types of healthcare facilities, accreditation standards, licensure, regulatory agencies, and an overview of payment and reimbursement systems. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099 with a "C" grade or better. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:  On completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

1. Describe the origins of the US health system and its evolution including the different types of healthcare organizations and services. (PG.6) 

2. Define key characteristics of healthcare delivery systems, including the role of system resources (health professionals, technology, financing, reimbursement) and processes, and outcomes (quality). (PG.6) 

3. List the most common regulatory, licensing, and accreditation standards that impact healthcare organizations. (PG.6) 

4. Identify implications of health policy, research, and technology on the future of healthcare delivery systems. (GE.2, PG.6) 

5. Identify developments and trends in health care delivery, including the cost, quality, and access issues that exist today. (GE.7, PG.6)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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