The course emphasizes the values and principles of quality healthcare via integration and access to reliable patient and transaction information. The basic premise of the course is health information exchange defined as "the electronic movement of health related information among organizations according to nationally recognized standards." There are substantial barriers, however, to the exchange of health information through electronic interoperability. Such an exchange would require extended technical and political processes and involve standardization and modification of current information systems. Electronic exchange of health information also raises questions about policies and procedures regarding confidentiality, security, and identity management. The success of interoperability between healthcare computer systems depends on implementation and deployment of appropriate standards, such as Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and Health Level Seven International (HL7). As the nature of healthcare is evolving due to advances in technology, health information exchange is taking an important role to improve the quality of healthcare.Prerequisite(s): Department permission required.
Health Information Exchange: Management & Technology
Monday, June 19, 2017