INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM
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Major goals of a public health system are to practice planning, delivery, and evaluation of public health activities including preservation, monitoring and safety. Information Technology plays a very prominent role among others in identifying, alarming, measuring and reporting public health status, threats, statistics and trends in the US Public Health System. The overall domain of Public Health Information Technology is much broader in scope than the above mentioned summary. The course covers the basic Information Technology foundation of the US Public Health System, role and functions of various divisions including the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other Public Health IT infrastructure. Contact hours of continuing education = 40. Course Code: HT 560.
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 550 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.
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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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.
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.
Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding, definitions and use of Information Technology within Public Health settings, commonly known as Public Health Informatics.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role of IT systems in Public Health.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of typical Information Technology modules rendering patient health related electronic data for registries, surveillance, immunization and other forms of Public Health trends and records.
- Articulate an overall understanding of Health Information Technology use in "Disaster Medicine".
- Articulate the role of Telemedicine in Public Health
- The US Public Health System and Agencies - Unit-1
- Prominent Public Health Agencies in the US and their functions:
- What Is Public Health? Tennessee MPH Students
- Unit Lecture and Notes
- Overview of Technology Applications and Systems within Public Health. -Unit 2
- Why Are Health Communication and Health Information Technology Important in Public Health?
- Health Surveillance: The Basics
- Unit Lecture and Notes
- Important use of Information Technology Systems and Procedures within Public Health - Unit 3
- Unit Lecture and Notes
- Selected Information Technology Systems and Procedures within Public Health-Unit-4
- Telemedicine in Public Health –Unit 5
- The future of health care: Telemedicine
- Telemedicine | How It Works - Unit 6 
- Telemedicine | How It Works
- THE PATIENT:
- THE CONSULTANT:
- THE HOSPITAL:
- THE REFERRING PHYSICIAN:
- Visualizing Telemedicine
- Telemedicine – A general overview diagram
- Collaborative providers
- Telemedicine network: An Example
- Telehealth sees explosive growth