Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Introduction to Healthcare IT and Systems
Course: HTM150

First Term: 2015 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S- Standard

Description: Introduction to current and emerging Healthcare IT systems with particular emphasis on healthcare information and data, governance, information systems and technologies, and industry challenges in a value-added healthcare environment.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the current healthcare information systems environment including internal and external information. (I)
2. Compare patient-specific and aggregate data. (I)
3. Discuss healthcare data quality with an emphasis on data vs. information. (I, II)
4. Explain healthcare information regulations, laws and standards. (III)
5. Explain licensure, certification and accreditation as it applies to healthcare information technologies and systems. (III)
6. Describe the evolution of healthcare information systems with an emphasis on federal initiatives. (IV)
7. Describe technologies that support healthcare information systems. (V)
8. Explain healthcare data security. (V)
9. Explain current challenges with healthcare information technologies and systems. (VI)
10. Discuss achieving value in healthcare information systems. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Overview
   A. Current healthcare information systems environment
   B. Healthcare data and information
   C. Patient-specific data and information
   D. Aggregate data and information

II. Healthcare data quality ensurance
   A. Standards
   B. Security

III. Healthcare information governance
   A. Regulations and licensure
   B. Certification
   C. Legal aspects
   D. Accreditation
   E. Patient safety organizations

IV. Evolution of healthcare information systems
   A. History of healthcare information
   B. Federal initiatives
   C. System acquisition
   D. System implementation

V. Technologies supporting healthcare information systems
   A. Industry standards
   B. Security

VI. Current HIT industry challenges
   A. Alignment and strategic planning
   B. Governance and management

VII. Achieving value in healthcare information systems
   A. IT-enabled value
   B. Analysis of the IT value challenge
   C. Healthcare IT value-added case studies
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 28, 2015

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