With the recent move to electronic healthcare data systems and to more accountable healthcare, the need for individuals trained to implement and maintain healthcare data systems, as well as to analyze and utilize data to facilitate efficient and effective healthcare delivery, has grown significantly. The Healthcare Technology and Management program offers students educational options for moving into this exciting career path with it’s Baccalaureate degree concentration in Healthcare IT and some short-term certificate options as well.
Degree Concentration Info & Requirements
The BAS in Healthcare IT is a career-oriented bachelor’s degree program developed specifically to meet the career advancement needs of individuals with IT and/or healthcare preparation and experience. The first 90 credits of the degree are fulfilled by entrance prerequisites, which include an associate’s degree, or equivalent credits, in information technology related—or healthcare related—field. The second half of the degree program offers a professionally relevant curriculum built around information technology and healthcare knowledge and skills.
Students in the Healthcare IT concentration will explore the unique environment of healthcare, its language, laws and systems, in juxtaposition with IT systems infrastructure, analysis, implementation and outcomes. Emphasis is on current issues in healthcare, healthcare delivery systems, patient privacy, data security and mining, clinical vocabularies, healthcare IT project management, technical standards, business intelligence and decision support. Instructors are healthcare professionals actively engaged in the health IT industry ensuring that coursework is current and relevant to this rapidly evolving field.
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