HITT207 Health Information Technology Applications

Department of Professional Studies: Health Information Technology

I. Course Number and Title
HITT207  Health Information Technology Applications
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
CISC110 (C or better) and HITT297 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course covers the concepts of computer applications related to healthcare. This course discusses healthcare data sets, health information specialty systems, document archival, retrieval and imaging systems, and data storage systems. Students demonstrate an understanding of various health information software applications coding tasks.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. identify methods to collect and maintain health data;
    2. demonstrate an understanding of the emerging activities at the federal, state, and regional level towards a national electronic health record;
    3. describe how various primary and secondary data sets are used in healthcare settings;
    4. identify and demonstrate proficiency in the various applications utilized in a healthcare setting and perform practice exercises; and
    5. demonstrate an understanding of the importance of data quality, entry, and integrity.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. history and influence of computers in healthcare
    2. privacy, confidentiality, integrity, and security of electronic data
    3. electronic health records
    4. security measures
    5. hardware and software in data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting
    6. software applications used with the Electronic Health Record
    7. spreadsheets
    8. databases
    9. electronic communication
    10. data quality, entry, integrity, and reliability
    11. computer assisted communication
    12. healthcare informatics
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance-based tasks and projects.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Revision/Approval Date: Approved 6/15/2011; New Core 8/2015