HCA 325: Technology in Healthcare

Course Description

In this course, students will explore the prominent technologies and systems that are changing healthcare and the management of healthcare organizations. The electronic health record, mobile health, telehealth, patient portals, and diagnostic technology will be covered. Students will explore how data analytics is changing the way management and care decisions are being made. Related legislation will also be discussed, along with healthcare reform and the future of healthcare technology. (3 credits)

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2

 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Discuss the purpose and value of the electronic health record.
  2. Justify the use of an electronic health record over paper records.
  3. Distinguish between mobile health and telehealth.
  4. Justify the use of telehealth and mobile health for self-care and remote care.
  5. Relate healthcare technology and legislation that determines its use.
  6. Identify the value of intervention and diagnostic technology.
  7. Evaluate the effect of social media on healthcare.
  8. Describe the types of technologies that are affecting patient care and management of healthcare organizations.
  9. Analyze the use and purpose of data analytics in healthcare.
  10. Determine privacy and security issues surrounding the use of technology in healthcare.
  11. Suggest future uses of technology in healthcare.

 

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Weight

Discussions (30 Pts each, Weeks 1-8)

20%

Quizzes (Week 2, 5, 7)

25%

Writing Assignments (Weeks 1,3,7)

35%

Creative Assignments (Week 4, 6, 8)

20%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore

  • Moss Richens, S. Emerging Technologies in Healthcare. CRC Press. 2015. ISBN 9781482262629

Additional Resources

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1,2

Topic: Electronic Health Records

  • Review Getting Started information
  • Review course syllabus
  • Read assigned reading
  • Review the lecture material
  • Introduce yourself in discussion forum
  •  Graded Items:
    • Discussion
    • Short Research Paper: EHR’s

2

3,4

Topics: Telehealth and Telemedicine

 

  • Read assigned chapter and website
  • Review the lecture material
  • Graded Items:
    • Discussion
    • Chapter 1 Quiz

3

3,4

Topic: The Role of Mobile Health

  • Readings:
    • Text, Chapter 2

 

  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review the lecture material
  • Graded Items:
    • Discussion
    • Short Essay Questions

4

5

Topics: Legislation and Trends in Emerging Technologies

 

 


 

  • Read assigned chapter and website
  • Review the lecture material
  • Graded Items:
    • Discussion
    • Assignment: Legislation and Technology Table

5

6

Topics: Intervention and Diagnostic Technology


 

  • Read assigned chapter and article
  • View the video provided
  • Review the lecture material
  • Graded Items:
    • Discussion
    • Quiz: Chapters 3-4

6

7,8,10

Topics: Social Media Use in Health / Patient Portals / Healthcare Reform and Risk Management

  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the lecture material
  • Graded Items:
    • Discussion
    • Assignment: Create a Patient Portal Infographic

7

9

Topic: Healthcare Analytics

  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the lecture material
  • Graded Items:
    • Discussion
    • Quiz: Chapter 5-7
    • Short Essay Questions

8

11

Topic: The Future of Technology in Healthcare

  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the lecture material
  • Graded Items:
    • Discussion
    • Assignment: Create a PPT Presentation on the Future of Technology in Healthcare

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

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