Introduction to Health Information Technology

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Prepares learners to illustrate the flow of health information in various health-care delivery systems and within the health information department and to retrieve data from health records. Professional ethics, confidentiality and security of information are emphasized. This course also examines the content and structure of an EHR (inpatient and ambulatory patient records), documentation practice guidelines, and the types of user devices utilized in an EHR system. Basic concepts of clinical decision support, standards relating to content of health records, data integrity, and EHR system security are included. Students will have access to an electronic health record to apply concepts learned.

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