Are you interested in learning more about health IT and electronic health records (EHRs)? DSU is pleased to offer a number of individual classes that will help you better understand the latest with health IT and EHRs. The cost for Health IT individual classes is $95 per course. Each individual class has been designed to be completed in three months.
All individual classes offered by the Health IT training Program and a brief description are listed below:
Introduction to Healthcare and Public Health in the US
This component is a survey of how healthcare and public health are organized and services delivered in the US. It covers public policy, relevant organizations and their interrelationships, professional roles, legal and regulatory issues and payment systems. It also addresses health reform initiatives in the US.
The Culture of Healthcare
For individuals not familiar with healthcare, this component addresses job expectations in healthcare settings. It discusses how care is organized within a practice setting, privacy laws and professional and ethical issues encountered in the workplace.
Terminology in Health care and Public Health Settings
This component explains specific terminology used by workers in health care and public health. This is NOT a course in data representation or standards
Introduction to Information and Computer Science
For students without and IT background, this component provides a basic overview of computer architecture; data organization, representation and structure; structure of programming languages; networking and data communication. It also includes basic terminology of computing.
History of HIT in the US
This component traces the development of IT systems in health care and public health, beginning with the experiments of the 1950s and 1960s and culminating in the HITECH Act, including the introduction of the concept of “meaningful Use” of EHRs.
Health Management Information Systems
A “theory” component, specific to the health care and public health applications. Introduction to health IT standards, health-related data structures, software applications; enterprise architecture in health care and public health organizations.
Working with Health IT Systems
A laboratory component. 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 and appreciate the need for standards, high levels of usability and how errors can occur. Materials must support hands-on experience in computer labs and on-site in health organizations.
Installation and Maintenance of Health IT Systems
Instruction in installation and maintenance of health IT systems, including testing prior to implementation. Introduction to principles underlying system configuration. Hands-on experiences in computer labs and on-site in health organizations.
Networking and Health Information Exchange
In-depth analysis of data mobility including the hardware infrastructure )wires, wireless, and devices supporting them), the ISO stack, standards, Internet protocols, federations and grids, the NHIN and other nationwide approaches.
Fundamentals of Health Workflow Process Analysis & Redesign
Fundamentals of health workflow process and analysis and redesign is a necessary component of complete practice automation and includes topics of process validation and change management.
Configuring Electronic Health Records
This component provides a practical experience with a laboratory component (utilizing VistA for Education program) that will address approaches to assessing, selecting and configuring EHRs to meet the specific needs of customers and end-users.
Introduces the concepts of health IT and practice workflow redesign as instruments of quality improvement. Addresses establishing a culture that supports increased quality and safety. Discusses approaches to assessing patient safety and implementing quality management and reporting through electronic systems.
Public health Information Technology
This component is designed for individuals specifically contemplating careers in public health agencies. The unit will provide an overview of specialized public health applications such as registries, epidemiological databases, biosurveillance and situational awareness and emergency response. In addition, it will include information exchange issues specific to public health.
Special Topics Course on Vendor-specific Systems
Provides an overview of the most popular vendor systems highlighting the features of each as they would relate to practical deployments and noting differences between the systems.
Usability and Human Factors
Discussion of rapid prototyping, user-centered design and evaluation, usability; understanding effects of new technology and workflow on downstream processes; facilitation of unit-wide focus group or simulation.
Professionalism/Customer Service in the Health Environment
This component develops the skills necessary to communicate effectively across the full range of rules that will be encountered in healthcare and public health settings.
Working in Teams
An experiential course that helps trainees become “team players” by understanding their roles, the importance of communication and group cohesion
Planning, Management and Leadership for Health IT
This component targets those preparing for leadership roles, principles of leadership and effective management of teams. Emphasis on the leadership models and styles best suited to IT deployment.
Introduction to Project Management
An understanding of project management tools and techniques that results in the ability to create and follow a project management plan.
Training and Instructional Design
Overview of learning management systems, instructional design software tools, teaching techniques and strategies, evaluation of learner competencies, maintenance of training record and measurement of training program effectiveness.
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