Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 25

Volume 25 Number 4, Pages 295-304

Late Fall 2014


Developing Health Information Technology (HIT) Programs and HIT Curriculum: The Southern Polytechnic State University Experience


Chi Zhang
Southern Polytechnic State University
Marietta, GA, USA

Han Reichgelt
University of South Florida - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Rebecca H. Rutherfoord
Southern Polytechnic State University
Marietta, GA, USA

Andy Ju An Wang
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL, USA

Abstract: Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals are in increasing demand as healthcare providers need help in the adoption and meaningful use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems while the HIT industry needs workforce skilled in HIT and EHR development. To respond to this increasing demand, the School of Computing and Software Engineering at Southern Polytechnic State University designed and implemented a series of HIT educational programs. This paper summarizes our experience in the HIT curriculum development and provides an overview of HIT workforce development initiatives and major HIT and health information management (HIM) educational resources. It also provides instructional implications and experiences for positioning HIT programs and enhancing curriculum.

Keywords: Curriculum design & development, Course development models, Program assessment/design

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Recommended Citation: Zhang, C., Reichgelt, H., Rutherfoord, R. H., & Wang, A. J. A. (2014). Developing Health Information Technology (HIT) Programs and HIT Curriculum: The Southern Polytechnic State University Experience. Journal of Information Systems Education, 25(4), pp. 295-304.