hcs482 | undergraduate

Health Care Informatics

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This course is designed to examine computer and electronic modalities that assist patient and client management. The automation of data management through information systems, expert systems, and telecommunications will be examined in the context of health care informatics. The use of technology to help make decisions and to improve the health status of individual, families, and communities will be emphasized.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Role of Technology and Informatics in Nursing

    • Explain basic computer, software, and informatics terms and concepts.
    • Analyze how nurses manage health care information.
    • Examine the nurse’s role in the use of informatics and technology.
    • Explain the strategic planning process.

    Health Information Systems

    • Examine information systems used in the health care setting.
    • Analyze the effect of regulatory, legal, and ethical issues in the nurse’s use of data and health information systems.
    • Examine how the informatics and technological needs of a health care organization are determined.

    Nurse Leadersâ Use of Technology

    • Evaluate informatics and technology systems.
    • Analyze how nurse leaders use technology to make health care decisions.

    Health Care Technology Assessment and Selection

    • Compare similar health care technologies.
    • Analyze health care technology resource appropriate for the given requirements of a population and facility.
    • Examine considerations regarding health care technology implementation and maintenance.

    Future Trends

    • Explore the future of informatics.
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