Healthcare Information Technology
Introduction to the Management of Healthcare Information Technology
The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace and undergoing some of its most significant changes as the use of healthcare information technology (HIT) increases. HIT focuses on the core business of health care: providing information and decision support for clinicians at the point of care. Such clinical transformation requires new knowledge and skills for all healthcare professionals, especially those in supervisory or management positions. This course will give you the proper foundation to facilitate the development, implementation and maintenance of information technology for decision-making and strategic planning. Topics include: the role of information within healthcare; overview of modern hardware and software platforms; planning, developing and managing IT systems; introduction to databases and data warehouses; individual roles in systems development life cycles; technology impacts on healthcare. This course also addresses protecting people and their information. Substantial use of real-world projects, case studies and hands-on assignments are employed. Upon completion of the course students are expected to have gained an appreciation of the important contribution information technology makes to the success of healthcare organizations. Instructor: George Pefanis, senior software engineer.
You have a choice of taking the course either in the evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for 6 sessions or during the day from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for 6 sessions. The course is generally offered twice a year. Once from April - May and again from October - November.
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Tuition is $375. There are no course fees. Tuition payment is due at the time of registration. However, if your company is paying for the course we will invoice your company. Please provide us with your company's purchase order, educational voucher or documentation on company letterhead stating that they are responsible for payment along with the registration form and we will process an invoice directly to your company. Invoicing is available only if you register by mail or fax.
Students should register for classes at least one week prior to the start of classes to insure enough time for you to get your confirmation and parking permit. However, you can register up until the day of class. Please note that some of our classes do close out and some of our classes do cancel, so you may be taking a chance of not getting into the course of your choice by waiting.
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Questions: Should you have any questions about the course, call the Division of Continuing Education at 516.323.3550 or e-mail email@example.com.