IT 142 - Health Information Technology (HIT) and Security
This course provides an overview of the technologies and related security issues used to ensure health care data integrity. Government regulations and policies, such as HIPAA and ARRA, that impact health information management will be discussed. By understanding how to protect data both from a health care provider and payer viewpoint, students will understand the complexity and costs associated with securing the environment and data. Technologies covered include hardware security, encryption, firewalls, secure transmissions, internal controls, data retention and monitoring systems.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: IT 015 or permission of the department chairperson, junior class standing or above.