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Health Information Technology (HIT) is probably one of the most talked about topic in the Healthcare Reform Bill. Health information technology (HIT) provides the umbrella framework to describe the comprehensive management of health information and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government, quality entities, and insurers. Health information technology (HIT) in general is increasingly viewed as the most promising tool for improving the overall quality, safety and efficiency of the healthcare delivery system. Expected healthcare spending in the US is about to reach $4 trillion dollars and 80-100 million Americans may not have any health coverage by 2015. To meet these challenges, Prof. Dey emphasizes the need for a clear understanding of basic HIT concepts for health professionals and students in healthcare related studies. Course Code: HT 540. Hours of continuing education: 40.

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. To enroll in this course you must be able to meet one of the defined prerequisites.

You must also have successfully completed the course: HT 530 prior to enrolling in this course.

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, by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. For Certification Information: access here.

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.

Instructor/Course Author:  Suken Dey, Ph.D

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

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E-mail: s.dey@insightbb.com

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:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the use of Information Technology in healthcare.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the concept of Health Information Technology, generally defined within the practices and parameters proposed by CMS, AHIMA, HHS, HIMISS and / or other HIT standard organizations.
  3. Articulate primary components, systems and infrastructure generally applied within the overall HIT framework.

 Course Content Details

  1. Information Technology in Healthcare
    1. The History of Health Informatics – University of Illinois      -Read Summary article
    2. Video
    3. Computers and Healthcare – Lecture
    4. Computers  and Healthcare – Notes
  1. Health Information Technology
    1. Definitions, terms and related issues   -Read Summary articles and resources
    2. Video
    3. Introduction to Health Information Technology – Lecture
    4. Introduction to Health Information Technology – Notes
  1. Improved Patient Care with HIT
    1. A few success stories : ONC Site -Read Summary articles
    2. Video
    3. A set of case studies on HIT-Lecture
    4.  A set of case studies on HIT – Notes
  1. HITECH Program
  2. HITECH Programs: The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health- Government Programs and Initiatives -Read Summary information from the HITECH Site on various programs
  3. Video
  4. HITECH Program overview – Lecture
  5. HITECH Program overview –  Notes
  1. A brief introduction to Electronic Health Record
    1. Electronic Health Record: Core Technology of HIT -Read Summary information
    2. Video
    3. EHR, EMR, PHR, HIE, NHN – Lecture
    4. EHR, EMR, PHR, HIE, NHN – Notes
  1. A brief survey of HIT concepts and terms
    1. Connected Health
    2. EHR
    3. EMR
    4. PHR
    5. HIE-Health Information Exchanges
    6. Interoperability
    7. Mobile Health
    8. Tele-health
    9. Public Health
    10. Health Information Technology Video: Career Options
    11. HIT – A Summary – Lecture
    12. HIT – A Summary - Notes

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