Lecture, four hours. Preparation: completion of summer internship. Provides strong foundation in health information technology (HIT) for those working in healthcare, with emphasis on development of knowledge and skill to plan, manage, and implement HIT systems in healthcare delivery organizations with clinical and business partners and evolving HIT spaces. Background and evolution of HIT; how it is planned, implemented, and managed; and how it can be productively used by healthcare delivery organizations, external research organizations, regulatory organizations, providers, and patients/consumers. Fundamentals of technology, electronic medical records (EMR), electronic health records (EHR), personal health records (PHR), meaningful use, interoperability, and health information exchanges (HIE). Letter grading.
This course will be offered by the Health Policy & Management Department in Fall 2012.