HIT 5326 Assessments in Applied Health Informatics

(web-based instruction)

3 semester credit hours 

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor 

Students in this course will learn how to identify and assess different aspects of healthcare systems and healthcare workflow. The addition of a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) is very disruptive to the workflow and organization of a primary care provider. It is suggested that EHR decreases the throughput of a primary care clinic. However, if properly designed, an EHR can improve the quality of the healthcare delivered and increase satisfaction of clinicians and patients. Students will learn the skills needed to assess and help improve workflow and the quality of healthcare delivery.