hcs208 | undergraduate

Introduction To Health Care Industry Terms

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This course provides students with a foundational set of basic health care terms that relates to a variety of health care work settings. Students will review terms and concepts related to the structure and professions within the health care delivery systems.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. 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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    Consumer Resources

    • Identify valid information technology resources available for consumers.
    • Identify various government resources available to health care consumers.

    The Language of Compliance

    • Describe compliance as it applies to information technology in health care.
    • Identify major regulations applied to health care.
    • Identify the agencies providing oversight to health care industry.

    Delivery Systems

    • Identify health professions that exist within health care delivery systems
    • Describe a health care delivery system.
    • Identify the purpose of divisions within U.S. health care delivery systems.

    Technology and Health Information Management

    • Describe information management in health care.
    • Identify technology used in health information systems.

    The Language of the Health Care Industry

    • Describe the importance of effective communication between various health care stakeholders.
    • Define basic terms used in the health care industry.
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