Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies

Computer Applications in Healthcare Organizations

The delivery of health services has become an information intensive process and is at the core of most health services professionals' activities . Computers are being used to document patient care, assist in the diagnosis and management of a variety of health conditions, measure clinical outcomes to improve quality of care, and in administrative and financial management decisions. This course provides students with knowledge to assist them in understanding the design, evaluation, selection, and utilization of computer applications in healthcare to support high quality patient care and management decisions. The need to understand the ethical and legal responsibilities of managers as health information is collected, stored, retrieved and analyzed in this rapidly increasing integration of computer application in healthcare will also be included.
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