COM 680 Topics in TIRM (Seminar in Health Information Technology and Health Information Systems) discusses how Health Information Technology (HIT) is often used to refer to the complex of technologies and applications in healthcare. This seminar on HIT and healthcare informatics examines the use of information technology in clinical care, public health, and health care system management. The course will broadly examine the policies, regulations, systems, applications, and management of HIT.
HIT has become an important focus area for health care quality improvement and efficiency initiatives across the United States. This course explores the contemporary issues in HIT, including, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009; Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems; Health Information Exchange (HIE); Public Health Information Network (PHIN); public health systems; and emergent telehealth and telemedicine applications and technology.
The course is approached from an interdisciplinary perspective that integrates aspects of health care management, public health, medicine, nursing, computer science, management, and engineering.
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The course will be taught by Norman Okamura, PhD