(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory/week lecture/demonstration/discussion)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of the basic informatics competencies
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
This course will present a survey of the modern American health care system. The course will focus on the major pieces of legislation that serve as the foundation of the current U.S. health care structures. Topics in the course will include Medicare, Medicaid and HIPAA, their impacts on health care payment systems, health care access and professional roles. The course will integrate current legislative actions, public concerns, implications, and discussions surrounding health care reform. The meaningful use of electronic health records and its impact on health care delivery will be explored.