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CIT 615 - Computer Applications in Health Care

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Basic skills using a personal computer and operating system and some basic exposure to Microsoft Office.

This course provides an overview of actual and potential uses within the health care system. Emphasis is on learning about computer applications and their uses specific to nursing/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. Define and use computer assisted instruction software packages.
  6. Identify hospital information systems and their impact on the health care system.
  7. Identify the effects of the computer on the role of the health care team, the quality of health care and health care costs.
  8. Identify clients’ rights to confidentiality in computer information systems.
Listed Topics
  1. Use of the Internet for health information
  2. Emergence of computers into health care industry
  3. Sources of resistance to computers
  4. HIS (Hospital Information Systems)
  5. Privacy issues
  6. Ergonomics
  7. Databases & spreadsheets related to practice, education, & research
  8. Computer-Assisted Instruction experience
  9. Hands-on experience with word processing, databases and spreadsheets
Reference Materials
The course will use a current and appropriate textbook or handouts, current and appropriate software and the use of a computer lab with access to the Internet.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 11/03/2009

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