A Health IT Application Domain Course for a Traditional IT Program

  • IT2008 specifically mentioned health care as an area of probable interest for “application domain classes”. This paper documents our initial foray into providing a domain specific course in Health Information Technology (HIT) for Seniors in an IT Program. Studies estimate tens of thousands of IT professional will be needed in the coming years in the United States alone. However, most of the “health informatics” courses currently in academic curriculum are offered in health science programs targeted for future health care professionals who are IT users. Little curriculum has been developed to train engineering and technology students who are already fluent in the core IT competencies for a profession in the health care domain. We have piloted a senior level course to introduce current HIT topics, standards, requirements and issues with hands-on lab activities and programming exercises where students learn some common technical skills required for an HIT professional.

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    United States , New York·October 19 - 22, 2011

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