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IT in Healthcare - CERT

Allied Health

Contact: Becky Rice (620)694-2440
Contact: Bonnie Folkerts (620)694-2455
Department Co-Chair: Debbie Hackler (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd Sazama (620)665-4939

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 29 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
HR105 Medical Terminology 3

Elements of medical language including common abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, correct usage, and meaning relating to body systems, medical science, and medical specialties.

HT230 Introduction to Health Information Systems 2

This course provides and overview of the major concepts of health information systems for individuals with backgrounds in information technology (IT) or healthcare who are considering a transition into health information systems.

HT262 Customer Service in the Health Care Environment 2

In this course, students will learn the skills necessary to communicate effectively across the full range of roles that will be encountered in health care and public health settings. Appropriate customer service skills, effective written and oral communication, and ethical and cultural awareness are emphasized.

HT263 Working with Health IT Systems 2

In this course, students will work with simulated systems or real systems with simulated data. As they play the role of practitioners using these systems, they will learn what is happening ?under the hood?. They will experience threats to security, understand how errors occur, and appreciate the need for standards and high levels of usability.

HT264 Configuring Electronic Health Records 2

This course addresses the assessment, selecting, and configuring of electronic health records to meet the specific needs of customers and end-users. Students will understand data infrastructure and the request for proposal (RFP) process.

HT265 Installation and Maintenance of Health IT Systems 2

This course provides students with instruction in the installation and maintenance of Heath Information Technology (HIT) systems, including testing prior to implementation. It introduces principles underlying system configuration and helps students plan system installation.

HT266 Vendor - Specific Electronic Health Systems 2

This course provides an overview of the most popular electronic health systems. System features are evaluated and compared as they would relate to practical deployments. Key factors such as cost, licensing, and staffing are also discussed.

HT271 The Culture of Health Care 2

This course introduces students to job expectations in healthcare settings. Topics also include the organization of care inside a practice setting, privacy laws, and professional and ethical issues.

HT274 Healthcare Workflow Process Analysis and Redesign 2

This course introduces health workflow process analysis and redesign as a necessary component of complete practice automation. The topics of process validation and change management are also covered.

HT275 Health Information Systems 2

This course addresses concepts of information systems specific to healthcare and public health applications. Students will be introduced to health information technology (HIT) standards, health-related data structures, software applications, and enterprise information architecture in healthcare and public health organizations.

HT276 Usability and Human Factors 2

This course discusses human factors associated with designing and implementing health information systems. Concepts of usability and the effects of new technology and workflow redesign on downstream processes will be covered.

HT277 Hlth Info Systems Training & Instructional Design 2

This course will provide participants with essential knowledge and skills to deliver training to adult learners implementing electronic health records (EHR) in a variety of settings. The Instructional Systems Design (ISD) model which includes assessment of the learner and learning environment, design and development of customized education, implementation of the training plan, and evaluation of the training program effectiveness (ADDIE) will be used.

IT in Healthcare Networking in Healthcare Options 2
Course Title Credits
HT261 Networking and Health Information Exchange 2.00

IS212 Networking I 3.00

IT in Healthcare Quality Improvement Options 2
Course Title Credits
HR208 Quality Improvement in Healthcare 2.00

HT273 Quality Improvement 2.00

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