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ASM 239 - Info Systems in Healthcare

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of healthcare information needs and the development of methods to meet these needs. Fundamental components of computers and computer systems will be examined, including specialized information management systems in health care.
Competencies
  1. Explain computer literacy for health care professionals
    1. Review computer terminology
    2. Discuss classifications of computers and computer systems
  2. Describe the fundamental components of computers and computer systems
    1. Identify the elements of a computer system
    2. Define hardware and software
    3. Identify the major categories of systems software
    4. Identify the five major applications of computer systems
    5. Discuss considerations involved in purchasing decisions
    6. Review the importance of compatibility
  3. Determine the administrative applications in health care
    1. Identify the basic accounting procedures that are processed through computerized systems
    2. Discuss computerization in cost containment
    3. Define basic classification systems that facilitate insurance claims processing.
    4. Identify operations management procedures
    5. Discuss the difference between interfaced and integrated computer systems
  4. Describe the specialized information systems in health care
    1. Discuss computerized software in the function of pharmacy management
    2. Identify medical records management systems
    3. Discuss health assessment systems
    4. Review concepts of clinical monitoring
  5. Determine the impact of confidentiality and patient rights
    1. Describe types and methods of computer crime
    2. Discuss the impact of computer crime on the medical environment
    3. Identify methods of safeguarding organizations from computer crime
    4. Review the legal statutes that protect an individual’s privacy
    5. Discuss patient rights in the context of the right to privacy



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