UM SPH Academic Courses
HMP605 Health Information Technology
- 1 Credit Hour(s)
Zheng, Kai; Friedman, Charles
- Prerequisites: None
- Description: Health information technology (HIT) is a strategic tool for modernizing the healthcare delivery system in the U.S. This one-credit introductory course will prepare students with a basic understanding of major HIT applications and essential skills of managing them. Main topics include: (1) an introduction to electronic health records, computerized prescriber order entry, and computerized clinical decision-support; (2) federal initiatives for accelerating the widespread adoption of HIT; (3) anticipated benefits and known unintended adverse consequences; and (4) methods for evaluating HIT success.
- Course Goals: The current climate for healthcare reform, combined with the explosive advances in information technology, has created the need for skilled individuals who are able to design, manage, and integrate clinical and administrative information, technologies, and systems in healthcare organizations. This course is accordingly designed to help students to develop essential skills of acquiring, implementing, managing, and evaluating information technology applications in healthcare.
- Competencies: See course syllabus, Section 1.3 "Learning objectives and competencies", page 3.
- Syllabus for HMP605 (PDF,
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