Through readings and assignments, this course will provide a systematic overview of the first principles and concepts of healthcare informatics for cardiology technologists. First, a brief history of healthcare informatics is given, followed by an outline of computer, information, and healthcare informatics literacy needed for an understanding of healthcare informatics, the second major topic of this course. This section will highlight the essential elements, such as the purpose, structure, and function of healthcare informatics departments, applications, standards, electronic medical records, information security and confidentially, troubleshooting system integration requirements. The course concludes with a discussion of specialty applications in cardiology, radiology, education, research, and telehealth. Students are required to use the internet and other professional databases for the purpose of scholarly research.
This online Learning Hub (D2L) course is for students in the Cardiology Diploma program. Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisite courses are completed PRIOR to registration. See course description for a list of individual prerequisites. IMPORTANT NOTE: Students may register for individual courses outside of the program (i.e. continuing education credits). Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Define each of the following terms:
Trace a brief history of healthcare informatics.
Identify the benefits of healthcare informatics and its application areas in medicine.
Describe the major concepts of computers, information, and healthcare information literacy.
State the purpose of healthcare informatics departments.
Describe the structure and function of healthcare informatics departments.
Access and assess online professional scholarly databases for research purpose.
State the application areas of healthcare information systems in medicine.
Identify two popular standards for healthcare information systems.
Describe the essential elements of the computer-based patient record (CPR).
Outline the characteristics of information security and confidentiality needed in a healthcare environment.
Discuss the need for system upgrades, troubleshooting and integration.
Identify and describe the basic features of the following applications of healthcare informatics:
Radiology and Cardiology
Effective as of Winter 2016
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