# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 94121210

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Examine the impact of health informatics on the healthcare industry and on the individual consumer.


Examination should include

  • definition of health informatics
  • Internet
  • mobile applications
  • Web sites
  • health insurance
  • health savings account (HAS)
  • online access
  • explanation of benefits
  • online medical records
  • medical and pharmaceutical information
  • National Library of Medicine
  • medical support groups
  • community service projects
  • volunteer opportunities
  • the capability to order prescriptions and other health-related purchases online
  • the impact of technology on the delivery of healthcare
  • the cost impact of technology on the delivery of healthcare
  • clear communication with healthcare professionals.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How do you know that protected health information is being safeguarded on the Internet?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the availability of medical information on the Internet?
  • How can you determine which sites are reputable for accurate and updated medical information?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
  5. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.


The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

History and Social Science


The student will apply social science skills to understand political and social conditions in the United States during the early twenty-first century by

  1. assessing the development of and changes in domestic policies, with emphasis on the impact of the role the United States Supreme Court played in defining a constitutional right to privacy, affirming equal rights, and upholding the rule of law;
  2. evaluating and explaining the changes in foreign policies and the role of the United States in a world confronted by international terrorism, with emphasis on the American response to 9/11 (September 11, 2001);
  3. evaluating the evolving and changing role of government, including its role in the American economy; and
  4. explaining scientific and technological changes and evaluating their impact on American culture

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