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Intro to Healthcare and Technology I


Overview
This course offers an overview of health information technology and health information management systems. We will focus on the role and responsibilities of entry-level health IT specialists in different phases of the health information management systems lifecycle. The curriculum is aligned to the new Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) certification administered by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The CAHIMS certificate is designed for students without experience in IT and is designed to serve as a pathway into health IT careers.
 
The conversation will focus on the role and responsibilities of entry-level health IT specialists in different phases of the health information management systems lifecycle. Specifically this class covers:
  • Introduction to Healthcare and Public Health in the US
  • Healthcare Payment Systems
  • The Culture of Healthcare
  • Role of Healthcare Professionals
  • Government Regulation and Certification
  • Health IT Applications
  • Electronic Health and Medical Records
  • Clinical and Financial Applications
  • Consumer Health Informatics
  • Systems Architecture and Components
  • Healthcare Data Exchange and Standards. 
Course Objectives
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify the various components of the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) Body of Knowledge
  • Articulate characteristics, roles, and inter-relationships of various healthcare entities
  • Recognize the various characteristics, applications, and technical components that support the healthcare environment
Refund Policy
No refunds will be issued for this course. If you do not complete the CE requirements for the course you will still NOT be eligible for a refund. 

Fee

$999.00

CE Hours

22.00

CE Units

2.200

Activity Type

  • Application

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Technicians

Accreditation(s)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Requirements for CE Credit

  • Each module consists of video lectures and an online test assesment. You must score 80% or higher on the test to pass. You will be allowed 3 attempts to pass. 
  • If you do not pass the test in 3 attempts, you will NOT be eligible for a refund of your registration fee.
  • You will also be required to give feedback on your experience through an activity evaluation after each module.
  • CE credit for each module will be issued after you pass the test and complete the activity evaluation.
  • Internet connectivity is required for participation in this activity.  

Support/Credits

Course Modules:
 

 

 

   

Objectives

  • Understand the importance of the healthcare industry in the US economy and the role of financial management in healthcare.
  • Describe the revenue cycle and the billing process undertaken by different healthcare enterprises.
  • Define terms used in healthcare including clinician, patient, disease, and syndrome and in health professionals' education and training.
  • Describe the education, training, certification, licensure and roles of physicians including those in the healthcare professions.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Anthony Blash, PharmD, BCompSc, CPHIMS, CAHIMS

CE Hours

5.50
   

   

Objectives

  • Describe the roles and concepts associated with accreditation, regulatory bodies, and professional associations in healthcare in the US.
  • Discuss the historic incentives by payors for the adoption of HIT by providers.
  • Discuss direct and indirect ways in which healthcare payors can influence the adoption of HIT.
  • Describe past and current strategies employed by payors to influence HIT adoption.
  • Define the functional requirements of an HER.
  • Describe methods to ensure data security and confidentiality.
  • Describe the components of an information system.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Anthony Blash, PharmD, BCompSc, CPHIMS, CAHIMS

CE Hours

4.50
   

   

Objectives

  • Describe the fundamental requirements of effective clinical decision support systems.
  • Describe the purpose, attributes, and functions of patient monitoring systems.
  • Analyze how the integration of data from many sources assists in making clinical decisions.
  • Explain applications that need to be integrated in health care information systems.
  • Explain how current and emerging technologies have impacted and may continue to affect consumer health informatics.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Anthony Blash, PharmD, BCompSc, CPHIMS, CAHIMS

CE Hours

4.50
   

   

Objectives

  • Define patient-centered care.
  • List the major elements of a computer.
  • Define application vs. system software.
  • Define the purpose of programming languages.
  • Describe different network topologies.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Anthony Blash, PharmD, BCompSc, CPHIMS, CAHIMS

CE Hours

4.50
   

   

Objectives

  • Give examples of three applications for mobile computers in healthcare.
  • Define and give examples of data interchange standards.
  • Describe the concept of RHIOs and articulate how they relate to Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN).
  • Compare current efforts to facilitate health information exchange between providers, communities, regions, and nation (NHIN, HIEs, NHIN Direct).
  • Explain the OSI representation of the various layers involved in networking, including the general functions of each layer and their interconnections.
  • Understand the purpose and importance of a Health Information Exchange strategy.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Anthony Blash, PharmD, BCompSc, CPHIMS, CAHIMS

CE Hours

3.00