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Health Care Information Systems




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides an overview of the integration of technology in the health care setting. Students will examine the processes used in the selection, application, and evaluation of computer software and hardware. Methods and processes to make informed business decisions related to the application and use of technology in health care will be discussed.



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Week 1 - Introduction to Health Care Information and Technology

  • Explain the types of health care information.
  • Analyze the types of technology used in health care.
  • Examine the impact of technology on health care.
  • Analyze security risks and privacy safeguards related to health care technology.

Week 2 - Information System Acquisition and Strategic Alignment

  • Explain stakeholders and their influence on system purchase and use.
  • Describe the information systems used in the health care setting.
  • Explain the system selection and acquisition process.
  • Explain the relationship between system selection and strategic goals

Week 3 - Information System Implementation

  • Explain the implementation process in the health care setting.
  • Explain roles and responsibilities in system implementation.

Week 4 - Information System Evaluation

  • Analyze the management’s role in information technology initiatives.
  • Examine strategies to evaluate system effectiveness.
  • Explain the benefits of information systems that support quality initiatives.

Week 5 - Integrating Health Care Information Systems

  • Analyze how information systems are used across the continuum of care.
  • Analyze the need for education and training on the use of technology within health care.
  • Explain future trends in health care technology.


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