HCA 310 Information Technology for Health Professions

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HCA 310 Information Technology for Health Professions

3 Semester Units

Information Technology for Health Professions provides a general introduction to computer literacy and information technology at a level appropriate for health care students. 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).

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Summarize new developments in clinical and special purpose applications of IT to health care.
  • Describe the legal, licensing, insurance, and privacy issues involved in telemedicine.
  • Describe demographic changes and their impact on occupational outlooks for health care professionals.
  • Examine the social implications of the applications of information technology to health care.


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