wdt_IDArea Of CompetencyFoundational Curriculum Module # (see key at bottom of page for more information on each module)
1 Access to Information, Protected Health Information, and Health Information Management 1,2,7,8,9,13
2 Administration/General Mgmt/Governance 2,8,10,11,12,17,18,19
3 Business Process Design/Workflows 10,12,17
4 Care Coordination 2,3,8,10,12,17
5 Clinical Decision Support and Pathways 2,9,11,12,14
6 Clinical Practice and Workflows 7,10,12,14
7 Coding and Terminologies 3,4,7,9
8 Collection of Data/Knowledge Mgmt (Library) 3,4,6
9 Communication and Change Management 10,12,16,17,19
10 Patient Access and Engagement/PHRs 1,3,6,11,12,14



Key: Foundational Curriculum Modules


The following table provides details about each module listed in the “Foundational Curriculum Module” column above. The Foundational Curriculum for eHealth will be available online beginning in August 2017.

wdt_IDModuleCategoryComponent NameComponent Description
1 1 Health  Introduction to Health Care and Public Health A survey of how health care and public health are organized and services are delivered. Covers public policy, relevant organizations and their interrelationships, and professional roles. 
2 2 Health  The Culture of Health Care  This course addresses job expectations in health care settings.  It will discuss how care is organized inside a practice setting, security and privacy requirements, and professional and ethical issues encountered in the workplace. 
3 3 Health  Terminology in Health Care and Public Health Settings  Explanation of specific terminology used by workers in health care and public health. Note that this is NOT a course in data representation or standards. 
4 4 IT  Introduction to Information and Computer Science  For students without an IT background, provides a basic overview of computer architecture; data organization, representation and structure; structure of programming languages; networking and data communication.  Includes basic terminology of computing. 
5 5 eHealth History of Health Information Technology Traces the development of IT systems in health care and public health, beginning with the experiments of the 1950s and 1960s and culminating in the global health technology initiatives.
6 6 eHealth Health Management Information Systems  A “theory” component, specific to health care and public health applications. Introduction to health IT standards, health-related data structures, software applications; enterprise architecture in health care and public health organizations. 
7 7 eHealth Working with Health IT Systems  A laboratory component. Students will work with simulated systems in realistic scenarios.  As they play the role of practitioners using these systems, they will learn what is happening “under the hood.”  
8 8 eHealth Installation and Maintenance of Health IT Systems  Instruction in installation and maintenance of health IT systems, including testing prior to implementation. Introduction to principles underlying configuration.
9 9 eHealth Networking and Data Interoperability/Health Information Exchange  More in-depth analysis of data mobility including the hardware infrastructure (wires, wireless, and devices supporting them), the ISO stack, standards, Internet protocol, federations and grids. 
10 10 eHealth Fundamentals of Health Workflow Process Analysis & Redesign  Fundamentals of health workflow process analysis and redesign as a necessary component of complete practice automation; includes topics of process validation and change management.