DPT 838: Health Informatics (EMR and Telehealth)

Class Program
Credits 2
This course provides an overview of basic concepts related to health informatics and health information technology. Students will recognize and understand the influential factors that currently shape the health informatics landscape, the key elements of effective health care information management, the regulatory and system security measures required to protect health care information, as well as their expected electronic health record management challenges and responsibilities as a physical therapist. Students will collaborate as a small group to develop and present a practical community outreach application of the use of evolving health information technology specialization of specifically an EHR or telehealth program to enhance patients' education and engagement, influence patients' rehabilitation goals, and support better health outcomes for rural or underserved areas.