Health and IT Faculty Development. The Health Information Technology Course
The Health Information Technology course offers a variety of topics that build understanding about HIT. The course presentation is based on modules created for the Carnegie Mellon University/Stanford University Open Learning Initiative (OLI).
Working Your Way Through The Course
Check out the course module topics and select modules within each that interest you. Each module topic includes one or more modules. Each module includes online lectures and activities such as videos and Learn by Doing and Did I Get This practices to enhance your understanding of health information technology (HIT).
As you finish a module, you can assess your learning by taking the quiz at the end of the module.
Five module topics contain modules linked to OLI pages that provide an interactive learning experience.
The goal of this course is to provide Health and IT faculty with information and resources regarding Health Information Technology (HIT) and with ideas for incorporating HIT content into their courses.
- Describe various HIT applications used in healthcare today (Module Topic 1- HIT Applications)
- Describe the unique characteristics of the healthcare environment (Module Topic 2 – The Healthcare Environment)
- Recognize privacy and security considerations to be made with regard to HIT (Module Topic 3 – Privacy and Security)
- Explain the impact HIT has on healthcare (Module Topic 4 – The Impact of HIT on Healthcare)
- Describe the basic technological requirements for effective use of HIT (Module Topic 5 – The Technology Behind HIT)
- Recognize the various standards and requirements for effective implementation of HIT solutions (Module Topic 5 – Standards and Requirements)
- Apply information learned in this course toward creating HIT activities, discussion questions, and assessments in health and IT courses.
Health IT Applications
Unit 3 Modules
- Module 7: Health IT Applications (est. 2.5 hours)
- Module 8: Electronic Health and Medical Records (est. 3.5 hours)
- Module 9: Clinical and Financial Applications (est. 5.0 hours)
- Module 10: Consumer Health informatics (est. 2.5 hours)
Unit 2 Modules
- Module 3: Healthcare Delivery Organizations (est. 6.0 hours)
- Module 4: Healthcare Payment Systems (est. 5.0 hours)
- Module 5: Roles of Healthcare Professionals (est. 5.5 hours)
- Module 6: Government Regulation (est. 4.0 hours)
Privacy & Security
Unit 7 Modules
- Module 24: Privacy, Security Policies, and Compliance (est. 2.0 hours)
- Module 25: IT Security Principles and Strategies (est. 2.0 hours)
- Module 26: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (est. 3.5 hours)
Impact of Health IT on Healthcare
Unit 8 Modules
- Module 28: Quality Standards (est. 5.0 hours)
HIT Technology, Standards, and Requirements
Unit 3 Modules
- Module 11: Systems Architecture and Components (est. 5.0 hours)
- Module 12: Healthcare Data Exchanges and Standards (est. 3.5 hours)
Getting Started – Sign Up & Login Instructions
The Stanford OLI content used in this course resides on the Stanford OLI site. To access it, you must sign up for a free Stanford OLI account. Once you have an account, you can access the course materials here. Each time you enter this course you will need to go to the Login page to log in before accessing the modules.