Unit 1: Health IT Teams: Examples and Characteristics

This unit is an introductory unit designed to highlight different types of health information technology teams and the purpose and functions of its different members. Characteristics of effective teamwork will also be discussed with emphasis on the organizational structure, individual contributions, and team processes. Why teams are valued for their collaborative efforts and teamwork will be outlined in this component. Activities for the learner include a virtual hospital tour that will facilitate the learner to explore different areas where HIT teams may be used, to interview a member of a HIT team and explore their job, purpose, skills, and contributions made to the team in addition to serving as a HIT team member who needs to select HIT team members to build an effective team for the work outlined in the case.