Health Information Technology - HIT
HIT 515 Introduction to Health Information Technology 3 Credits
This course traces the development of IT systems in health care and public health, beginning with the experiments of the 1960s and culminating in the HITECH Act. The course focuses on the concept of meaningful use of technology and the federally required stages of Meaningful Use.
Offered: every fall & spring, online only.
HIT 600 Health IT Workflow 3 Credits
This course introduces the concepts of health IT and practice workflow redesign as instruments of quality improvement. For those focused on health care, course materials will addresses establishing a culture that uses IT to support improved quality and safety. Approaches to assessing patient safety issues and implementing quality management and reporting through electronic systems will be discussed. For those with IT backgrounds, the course includes fundamentals of health workflow process analysis and redesign as a necessary component of complete practice automation; includes topics of process validation and change management.
Offered: every summer, online only.
HIT 635 Planning, Management, and Leadership for Health IT 3 Credits
This course is intended for those preparing for leadership roles and includes the principles of leadership and effective management of teams. Emphasis on the leadership modes and styles best suited to health IT deployment. Students will receive a broad overview of project management including some distinctive characteristics of health IT projects. This unit includes several real life scenarios to illustrate the diversity of projects in health IT.
Prerequisite: HIT 515, HIT 525, HIT 535, HIT 545, HIT 555.
Offered: every spring, online only.