Dec 10, 2023  
Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MR 209 - Computer Systems in Health Care

Credit Hours: 2

This course is designed to provide a conceptual understanding of computerized information systems and their growing importance in the health care industry. This course explores these issues by studying the past, present and future of computers and technology in the health care environment. Basic concepts, theories and models underlying the science of information are examined.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • discuss ways computers affect health information management;
  • define common components of computer systems;
  • describe computer history, current capabilities and future developments in the health care environment;
  • describe specialized career opportunities for health information managers with accomplished computer skills;
  • describe information flow in the health care industry and the computer as a necessary tool to meet the information needs;
  • differentiate between system and application programs;
  • list specific health care application packages and their value to the health information services;
  • demonstrate knowledge of current and future trends in the computerization of transcribed health information;
  • describe the ethical controversy of computers in the health care environment;
  • apply systems analysis and design techniques to the determination of requirements, selection, and evaluation of health information computer applications;
  • analyze the information processing needs of the health care organization related to primary and secondary patient data;
  • explain the role of strategic planning for information processing in a health care facility;
  • apply database management concepts;
  • retrieve, analyze, and present health information;
  • implement security, audit, and control systems in health information applications;
  • apply governmental regulations and accreditation standards when designing & implementing health care computer systems; and
  • recognize the importance of strategic information systems planning to a healthcare organization.

Prerequisites: CS 101, OF 101 or OF 102 or OF 111, MR 101, MR 102, MR 105, MR 106
Corequisites: MR 210
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