Introduces students to the basic idea of computerized/digital health records that are now commonly known as the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Addresses the many complex factors involved in the transition from paper-based medical records to electronic health record systems. Covers the description and basic functionalities of an EHR system and uses supplementary software to provide hands-on training and instruction for a generic EHR system. Also covers the regulatory requirements impacting the adoption and use of EHR systems. Reviews the latest rulings for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Privacy Rule, and their implications for securing Protected Health Information (PHI). Covers the latest healthcare industry trends in the transition to eHealth, both in the administrative and clinical settings, and explores the potential impact of unstructured (Big Data) and analytics on improving the efficacy of health care delivery process and ultimately, the quality of care.
Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015