Course Objectives

At the completion of this component, the student will be able to:

  • Describe general functions, purposes and benefits of health information systems in various health care settings
  • Describe the federal initiatives and other significant developments that have influenced the evolution and adoption of health information systems
  • Compare/Contrast different types of health information systems in terms of their ability to meet the needs of various types of health care enterprises
  • Explain how electronic health records affect patient safety, quality care, efficiency, productivity, and reporting/documentation mechanisms
  • Propose strategies to minimize major barriers to the adoption of electronic health records
  • Explain how the principles of health care data exchange and health care data standards relate to patient care, productivity and data analysis

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