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The B.S. in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

George Mason University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research and Education.

Changes to Health IT Concentration in 2014-2015

To All AIT Students:

There will be a few changes in the Health Information Technology (HIT) concentration in 2014-2015.

Please review the summary below to see the changes. There is a new course added to this concentration – IT 390. In addition, there are changes in the pre-requisites for existing HIT courses.

Please feel free to contact the HIT coordinator Dr. Rytikova (irytikov@gmu.edu) if you have any questions about the HIT concentration.

Health IT (HIT) Concentration Advising Summary for Catalog Year: 2014-2015

Health IT (HIT) is an applied concentration combining the knowledge of the healthcare industry, information technology, and leadership practice. HIT provides a broad overview of concepts, terminology and strategies needed to design, evaluate, and implement effective IT solutions in the healthcare environment to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care in US.

2014 – 2015 HIT concentration courses

  • HAP 301: Health Care Delivery in the United States
    • Pre-requisite(s): None 
  • IT 322: Health Data Challenges
    • Pre-requisite(s): IT 214, STAT 250 or STAT 344
    • Accepted for both HIT and DTP concentrations 
  • IT 324: Health Information Technology Fundamentals
    • Pre-requisite(s): IT 214 
  • IT 328: Health Information Emerging Technologies
    • Pre-requisite(s): HAP 301, IT 341 
  • IT 390: Rapid Development of Scalable Applications
    • Pre-requisite(s): IT 206, IT 213, IT 214, IT 223

Students interested in Health IT are advised, in addition, to complete a minor in Health Information Technology (18 credits) offered by the Health Administration and Policy department (http://chhs.gmu.edu).

A minor in Health Information Technology requires a minimum of 18 credits, at least 12 of which must be applied only to the minor and cannot be used to fulfill the program of study requirements of the student’s major, concentration, undergraduate certificate, or another minor.

HAP 301 and HAP 361 (students are permitted to substitute IT 214 in place of HAP 361)  are courses offered as part of the Minor in HIT.  These courses cannot  be used as double dip courses for AIT students pursuing the concentration in HIT.