2010-2011 Catalog 
    
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2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIM 222 - Computers in Health Care

Lecture - Lab - Credit Hours: 4-0-4
Information Technology for the Health Professions provides a general introduction to computer literacy and information technology for health care students. The course provides a comprehensive survey of the interconnections of information technology (IT) and health care. The class teaches computer literacy and introduces students to the uses of information technology in health care delivery. It includes discussions of hardware and software, communications and networking, ethical issues, and privacy concerns. In addition, it discusses how IT is transforming every aspect of health care-from administrative applications (such as the electronic medical record), to clinical systems involved in direct patient care, to special-purpose applications (such as simulation software used in the education of health care professionals).The class examines the impact of IT on health care, specifically in the fields of radiology, telemedicine, surgery, medical devices, pharmacy, dentistry, and informational resources.Prerequisite: HIM 102 , HIM 125 , HIM 210 , HIM 220 , CIS 122  and OFS 114 .