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Health Information Technology (HIT)


HIT 101 Intro to Health Care Informati

Credits: 3

Term: (F, S, Su)

This introduction to the discipline of health care informatics provides an overview of the subject including the history, basic knowledge of health care informatics, and tools as applied in support of health care delivery. Students will understand an introductory level about the complexities of health care and how informatics fits within the US Health Care System. This course covers the different sectors of health care delivery in the United States today. The student will learn about the various aspects of the US delivery system and how the system functions on different levels from an industry and economic perspective.

HIT 230 Ovrvw of Hlth Information Syst

Credits: 4

Term: (F, S, Su)

Prerequisite: AHMS 144 and CAPP 120

This course will cover the principles of analysis, design, evaluation, selection, acquisition, and utilization of information systems in healthcare. Also included in this course are the technical specifications of computer hardware, software, networks, and telecommunications. Furthermore, this course will provide an understanding of technology’s role in healthcare. The course will emphasize the intellectual use of information strategic planning, decision support, program management, high quality patient care, and continuous quality improvement. Application will be provided using extensive discussion and assignments designed to approximate real life situations.

HIT 260 Workflow Process and Redesign

Credits: 3

Term: (F, S, Su)

Prerequisite: CAPP 120

This course covers fundamentals of health workflow process analysis and redesign as a necessary component of complete practice automation. Process validation and change management are also covered to include workflow analysis and process mapping to support an EHR that will lead to quality and performance improvement.

HIT 265 Electr Health Rec in Med Prac

Credits: 3

Term: (F, S, Su)

Prerequisite: CAPP 120

Prerequisite OR Corequisite: AHMS 108

Students will learn the personnel functions and associated workflows required in an ambulatory care physician clinic and how to prepare for, implement and use an electronic health record (EHR) to achieve a paperless office environment and improved quality of care. Office function, associated workflow and EHR use will include all office personnel roles from receptionist through nurse and physician. EHR use will include both in-office functions and its role in Health Information Exchange (HIE) with other health care providers and organizations including laboratories, pharmacies, consulting physicians and payers.