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HIT-201 - Computer Applications in Healthcare
Computer Applications in Health Care introduces the student to medical and information technology that is available in a wide variety of health care fields. The design and use of the electronic health record and its impact on health care delivery will be explored. Topics will also include an overview of the commonly available software tools used in health information processing and coding, including encoding tools and computer-assisted coding software. Prerequisite: CIS-101 with a minimum grade of C or better. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring term only.
Academic Level:
Health Information Technology
Health Information Tech*
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    On completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Identify basic concepts of information systems theory and describe steps involved in the information systems life cycle. (GE.4, PG.2) 2. List the most common information technologies available in a variety of specialty care areas such as Imaging, Pharmacy, etc. Identify major vendors in electronic health records for hospitals and physician offices. (GE.4) 3. List the sources for national standards approved for use with information technology and specifically electronic health records. Identify organizations that certify health information technology and criteria for certification. (GE.4, PG.6) 4. Identify issues involved in migration from paper-based health records to electronic records. (PG.6) 5. Recognize HIPAA privacy and security issues related to information technology and its management. (GE.7, PG.6) 6. Define key terms and definitions applicable to Health Information Management (HIM), electronic records processing, and coding software. (GE.4)
    Computer Applications in Healthcare
    Course: HIT-201 - Computer Applications in Healthcare