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CIT 615 - Computer Applications in Health Care

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Basic skills using a personal computer, an operating system and Microsoft Office.

This course provides an overview of actual and potential uses of certain computer applications with respect to nursing and allied health care. A hands-on component is included as part of the course. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe computer operations using proper terminology.
  2. Identify the use of computers for information management specific to health care.
  3. Demonstrate word processing applications in health care.
  4. Identify applications of spreadsheet analysis and database usage related to health care.
  5. Use computer-assisted instruction software packages.
  6. Examine hospital information systems and their impact on the health care system.
  7. Describe the effects of the computer on the role of the health care team, the quality of health care and health care costs.
  8. Summarize a client’s right to confidentiality in computer information systems.
Listed Topics
  1. Internet use for health information
  2. Emergence of computers in the health care industry
  3. Sources of resistance to computers
  4. Hospital Information Systems (HIS)
  5. Privacy issues
  6. Ergonomics
  7. Databases and spreadsheets related to practice, education and research
  8. Computer-assisted instruction experience
  9. Office productivity applications (word processing, databases and spreadsheets)
Reference Materials
Current and appropriate textbook or handouts, current and appropriate software and the use of a computer lab with access to the internet.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/26/2021

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