IT Management for the Healthcare Professional
This course has been designed to provide the healthcare professional (physicians, nurses, allied health, and other healthcare professionals) with a foundation in information management. The adoption of clinical systems (electronic medical records, computerized physician ordering, e-prescribing) by healthcare providers, and the growth of evidence-based decision support systems within healthcare providers, suppliers, insurers, and payers in the healthcare value chain, is expected to significantly increase. For the effective utilization of these investments, healthcare professionals who have a mastery of IT management fundamentals are needed to participate in the design, development, and support of all of these types of IT investments. Students will gain an up-to-date knowledge about managing healthcare IT (HIT), and also become familiar with resources for keeping up-to-date with IT terminology and trends in this fast-changing industry.