HIT 5302 Communication in Applied Health Informatics

(web-based instruction)

3 semester credit hours 

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor 

This course will combine theoretical and practical exploration of communication within healthcare, including standard data (ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT etc), data interchange (HIEs) and other standards for health communication. The course will also examine the communication patterns of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers, and the implications of these patterns in the context of information technologies. The course will examine the standard languages that each discipline has adopted, and the informal language that they use when communicating to and about each other. This focus on language will be the entry point to understanding the culture of healthcare and healthcare workers. In addition, students will learn and practice interpersonal communication skills and formal communication skills with the use of PowerPoint etc.