HC100 6 credits
Community Health Worker
Approved by the Oregon Health Authority, this course prepares students to be certified as community health workers in Oregon. Provides training in front-line public health care with an understanding and connection to the communities they serve. Also provides training in facilitating patient access to health and social services and to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Trains students to provide culturally appropriate health education and information, assist people in receiving the care they need, give informal counseling and guidance on health behaviors, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide some direct services such as first aid and blood pressure screening.
Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90), or designated placement test scores.
HCI120 3 credits
Introduction to the Health Care Industry
Explores the U.S. health system focusing on its historical development, current configuration, and possible future direction. Included will be the study of health system development, key influencers, accessibility, financing, changing components and the effects the system has on patients, providers, financers, employers, government and insurers. Particular attention will be paid to the future direction of health care and what parts of the system are likely to change.
Prerequisite: WR115 (may be taken concurrently).
HCI210 3 credits
Legal Aspects of Medical Records
Focuses on the concepts of confidentiality, health care legislation, and regulations relating to the maintenance and use of health information in the U.S. health care system. Provides a foundation for studies in health care informatics including existing state and federal regulations that govern the use, disclosure, retention, and source of protected health information (PHI) in various roles and responsibilities within the health care system.
HCI255 3 credits
Introduction to Health Care Informatics
Introduces the discipline of health informatics including history, basic knowledge of health informatics, data management, vocabularies, standards and tools as applied in the support of health care delivery.
Prerequisite: CS120 and WR115.