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HCI 315 - Fundamentals of Electronic Health Records

5 CR

Previously HCTM 315.
This course provides a broad overview of the electronic health record, the primary source of patient data in healthcare organizations. The foundational elements of the electronic health record are the types of data that are used in the application to diagnose and treat patients and the equipment and infrastructure needed to support the electronic records. This course also reviews the functional areas of electronic health records, including computerized physician order entry, patient information and revenue management, ancillary, and medication management. The primary focus of the electronic health record emphasizes usability and design for the acute care setting. Furthermore, this course also covers the use of EHRs in clinical, ambulatory, and skilled nursing and long-term care facilities.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

Course Outcomes
  • Define the types of data using electronic health records and determine how master data management can be applied to benefit patient care and hospital operation.
  • Relate the varieties of storage, hardware, and database approaches
  • Define and compare the functional areas of the electronic health record including computerized physician order entry (CPOE), patient information management, revenue management systems, ancillary systems, and medication management
  • Determine the role of clinical decision support systems
  • Describe the use of EHRs in acute care organizations and compare differences in clinical, ambulatory, home health, and skilled nursing settings
  • Describe data infrastructure and technology requirements needed for optimal electronic health record design

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