INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Wed, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, 1/18/17 - 6/14/17
32 hours, $995
($895 for students who have completed MBC 100)
Requirement: Some coding experience or completion of our Medical Billing and Coding Course (MBC 100)
MBC graduates receive $100 discount off course tuition.
Health information technology (HIT) is transforming the delivery of health care services. The health care worker is also an IT worker. Health care providers-from hospitals to physician practices-are increasingly dependent on HIT to create and deliver health care services, as well as drive clinical and operational improvements due to federal government mandates. Collectively, they spend $40 billion annually on information technology.
This course introduces students to HIT. It is based on the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Curriculum. Additionally, the course covers current technologies and trends, such as implantable medical devices and Big Data. The course also presents the current challenges affecting the implementation and use of HIT, and updates to legislation that affect HIT. The privacy and security of health information will also be presented.
Topics covered include:
- Regulatory Requirements affecting the implementation and use of health IT
- The Benefits and challenges of implementing and using health IT
- Information technology fundamentals
- History of health IT in the U.S
- Health management information systems
- Health IT system interoperability
- Health information exchanges
- Privacy and security of health information
Who Should Register?
- Clinicians and non-clinicians who are or will be involved in a health IT project
- Physician practice staff who are involved in integrating with a hospital or hospital system
- Entry-level health IT professionals
- Physician practice managers and adminstrators
- people new to health IT