Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 3 | Lecture: b | Slide: 14
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Care Settings The Places Where Care is Delivered
Lecture:Departments and services Interrelationships between health care organizations Medical data use and impact
Slide content:Information Technology Department 3.8 Figure: Example of IT department relationships. CC BY by Vivian Todhunter 14
Slide notes:The information technology department is responsible for the organizations technological infrastructurehardware, software, and network connectivity, including physical security of the data. The departments responsibilities also entail acquisition, implementation, and ongoing support of the systems and infrastructure. With implementation of EHRs, clinical systems, more complex administrative and billing systems, medical devicesourced data integration and mobile devices, the department has evolved into health information systems and technology. Todays information systems and technology department has expanded beyond the technology to include business analyst functions that focus on integration of operational workflows and business processes with the technology and systems to gain the most effective deployment, adoption, and ongoing use of these systems. In addition, the use of data from these systems has resulted in data analytics activities in which clinical, business administrative, and financial data collected from these information systems are transformed into actionable information for both clinical and business decision making purposes. Regardless of size and provider type, the goal of this department is to provide technology systems and infrastructure that support the organizations business goals and operational services in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 14