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HT 510

Health Information technologies in
behavioral health care

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Course Information

The primary focus of this course is the applications of information technologies to behavioral health care. Key issues discussed will be health care reform mandates and the need for effective information technology systems, as well as specific issues in clinical practice, such as utilization of information technologies to decrease medication errors, providing a comprehensive patient digital record (electronic) with a behavioral health care component. Students will learn contemporary uses of information technologies related to holistic care approaches, access to information in rural and remote locations, and the smooth transmissions of patient care records between physicians, nurses and behavioral health care specialist. This course provides a solid foundation for information transmissions and focus related to developing systems with an integration for behavioral health care providers. Course Code: HT 510. Contact hours of education = 40. Cost: $ 395.00

Prerequisite: This program is open only to health care professionals who are currently licensed to practice in their state or country, or other candidates who can verify two or more years of practice experience directly related to health care information technologies.

This course is specifically designed for those qualifying professionals who are studying to meet the education requirements for application for certification as a Certified Health Care Technology Specialist, with a Specialty in Behavioral Health, by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. For Certification Information: access here.

Instructor/Course Author:  Suken Dey, Ph.D.

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Bio: Dr. Sukhen Dey serves as an Adjunct Faculty of Computing Science and Informatics, Adjunct to Masters of Liberal Studies at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana and a former Adjunct to Masters of Health care Leadership, Park University, St. Louise, Missouri. He holds a doctorate degree in Interdisciplinary Science, an Education Specialist degree in Higher Education and an MBA, all from the University of Louisville. He has extensive experience in systems analysis and design, database development, customer and employee survey analysis, statistical analysis and continuous quality measurement systems. He has published numerous articles in his areas of expertise and presented at several national and international conferences. Dr. Dey has over twenty years of experience consulting with national and international corporations in information technology, medical informatics, market research, systems analysis, predictive modeling, customer satisfaction and human resources data systems.  Dr. Dey has applied his continuous quality tracking models to health care, insurance, banking and higher education. He is the founder of Deyta, Inc., (Deyta.com) a Louisville, Kentucky company specializing in performance measurement systems as well as President of Strategic Wisdom, specializing in Distance Learning, Curriculum design, Systems analysis and Design, Data Mining and Predictive Analysis.  Dr. Dey is a life member of Cambridge Who’s Who Registry.He is a Recipient, President’s Order of Merit Republican Congressional Committee, 2006. He is an Author, Speaker, Consultant and Editor

BOARD APPROVALS: AIHCP is an approved provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of Nursing and the District of Columbia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975. The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595. Access information

This course is also approved by the Florida Office of School Psychology for 40 contact hours of continuing education.

Course Demo: Please access this link to preview a course demostration. This demonstration provides you with an abstract of how the courses are designed by Dr. Dey. Please click here.

TIME FRAME:You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete all of the required courses in this specialty program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an "incomplete" will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.


There are no required purchased textbooks for this course. All course/study materials, including written lectures, accompanying reading assignments and online videos are provided.

Learning Methods

Students will utilized online lectures, videos and various links to associated web articles and presentations.

GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 40 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the us and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.

ONLINE COMMUNITY MESSAGE BOARDS: Enrolled students have full access to our online Student Community Message Boards. These message boards allow students in our CE courses to meet each other, communicate online, share information, discuss topics of study and interest and much more. Full access is provided via the online classroom.

Course Objectives

Upon Completion of this Course students will:

Gain familiarity of the overall umbrella concepts, selected terms and definitions within Health Information Technology domain.

Gain Appreciation For  ‘The Full Potential Of Health Information Technology To Improve Health care For Americans’

Understand applications of Health Information Technology within Behavioral Health care practices.

Get an understanding of patient’s sensitive health information, patient privacy and security of Behavioral Health related patient data.

Gain exposure to a sample of vendor based “technologies” directly related to improving efficiency of Behavioral Health care. 

Course Content

A brief abstract of content:

  • What is Health Information Technology (HIT)?
  • What is the potential of HIT applications to improve health care delivery process?
  • Selected of HIT applications in Behavioral Health care
  • Analysis of Behavioral Health Patient Privacy, Confidentiality and Health Information Technology applications.

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