Introduction to the U.S. healthcare system with a focus on the organizations, financing and quality issues germane to health information technology (HIT) professionals and the core concepts of HIT including the history, current status and future challenges.
Covers the fundamentals of healthcare standards as they relate to patient records, coding and classification systems, privacy and security, technical infrastructure and medical device integration. Topics include the basics of decision support and data mining, with application to typical business and clinical scenarios and emerging bioinformatics challenges. Prerequisite: MEDIT 115.
Covers best practices in health information technology project management, clinical staff change management, the information technology systems acquisition and implementation processes and evaluation of health information technology and designing an implementing health information technology in care delivery organizations. Prerequisite: MEDIT 225.