hcis245 | undergraduate

Fundamentals Of Information Systems For Health Care

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This course introduces the fundamentals of computer systems and the role of information processing in today's health care environment. An overview is presented of information systems, systems development, operating systems and programming, database management, networking and telecommunications, the Internet, and how these resources are applied in the health care industry.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 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: 9 weeks

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    Reimbursements and Transaction Systems

    • Describe different types of payment systems.
    • Describe how electronic data interchange transactions work

    Privacy and Security

    • Identify HIPAA privacy requirements.

    • Analyze the effect of HIPAA on information system security.


    • Explain the purpose of a database.
    • Identify the main components of a database.
    • Explain relational data.

    Fundamentals of Information Systems

    • Explain the difference between computer hardware and software.
    • Describe different types of computer networks.

    Health Records

    • Discuss the functions that health care records serve.
    • Identify forms used to record patient information.
    • Describe how hardcopy health care records are organized and stored.

    Electronic Health Records

    • Describe the value of an electronic health record.
    • Describe the use of networks in exchange of EHR data to facilitate care.
    • Describe the basic workflow of electronic health records.

    Health Information Accessibility

    • Describe the use of the Internet in promoting access to health information.
    • Describe various telecommunication tools for accessing health information.
    • Identify the role of social media in today’s health care industry.

    Public Health and Radiology Information Systems

    • Describe a public health information system.
    • Describe a radiology information system.

    Pharmacy, Emergency Department, and Surgical Information Systems

    • Describe a pharmacy information system.
    • Describe an emergency department information system.
    • Describe a surgical information system.
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