Health Informatics (8338)
Students will have the opportunity to explore the importance of safeguarding electronic healthcare information. Students will be introduced to the various technologies and trends that affect the healthcare industry. Health informatics is a rapidly growing field with a projected 21 percent increase in demand for workers throughout the state of Virginia from 2014-2024.* Students will explore aspects of health informatics to include the history of health information technology (IT) in the United States, the Electronic Health Record (EHR), ethical and privacy issues, and cybersecurity and data breaches.
Recommended prerequisite(s): Medical Assistant I (8345)
Duration: 36 weeks
Suggested Grade Level: 10 or 11 0r 12