- Name: Computers in Health Care
- Division: Nursing and Allied Health
- Discipline: Health Information Technology
- Units (Credits): 3.00
- Course Attributes:
- May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree
- Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees
I. Catalog Course Description
Teaches hardware and software components of computers for health information applications. Methods of controlling the accuracy and security of data. Record linkage and data sharing concepts.
II: Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to know the following:
- Identify types of computers common in medical environments.
- Differentiate between software and hardware.
- Discuss common software used in the medical workplace and its function(s).
- Identify common hardware devices and their function(s).
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of computerization in the medical office.
- Understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regarding privacy of electronic records.
- Discuss the flow of information in a physician practice.
- Discuss how new information is collected for new patients receiving services at facilities outside the physician’s office.
- Review hospital admission forms and the emergency room record; input information into the registration system.
III: Course Linkage
Educational Program Mission Outcomes.
– This course is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a chosen field of study.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
– Students who complete programs in occupational areas are expected to demonstrate that they:
- Know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree.
- Are able to acquire skills and perform tasks necessary for employment or career enhancement.
- Can present themselves effectively to a potential employer.
- Will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills appropriate resources to remain current in the chosen occupational field.
- Have developed an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues.
Scheduled HIT-170 classes:
There are currently no HIT-170 classes scheduled for this term.