ISQA 551 (4)
Information Technology in Healthcare
Today's health care is driven by technology. Information technology in healthcare is often complex and diverse. Some aspects of healthcare IT are generalizable to any business setting, while others are specific to the healthcare arena. In this course, students will focus on the use of information technology in healthcare settings. The course assists managers in healthcare organizations understand the importance, utility, application, and future directions in HIT. This course is intended as a broad, high-level survey of the field, and covers the main applications of information technology in health care, including medical computing, computer networks, software and social aspects of healthcare computing, electronic health records, personal health records, standards and interoperability, clinical decision support, information retrieval, genomics, imaging, and telemedicine.