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PA 539 HC Info Tech Mgmt

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none

This course addresses the importance of information systems and information technology in improving decision-making in healthcare organizations and provides an overview of the integration of technology in the health care setting. Students will examine the processes used in the selection, application, and evaluation of computer software and hardware. Methods and processes to make informed business decisions related to the application and use of technology in health care will be discussed. Students will learn how integrated computer-based information systems can lead to decisions that improve and better coordinate care, allow for better management of medical records and orders, increase the timeliness of care, improve cost controls, enhance supply inventory and management, and become familiar with administrative data sets and information technology used in decision support.