Perspectives on Health/Medical Information Systems
This course serves as an introductory course in the Health and Medical Informatics curriculum. Students interested in the Health Care field will be able to gain the fundamental understanding of Health Care Systems, from provider types to vocabularies to efficiencies, and the impact of Information Technology on the Health and Medical Informatics discipline. Through key assignments, case study analysis, and a research project, students will be able to explore and gain perspectives on Health and Medical Informatics in the context of their own interest fields. Additionally, actual applications of IT in the Health and Medical Informatics domain, from clinical information systems to e-Health, will be analyzed.
At the end of this course students will be able to:
Understand the fundamentals of health care systems including providers, payments, and spending.
Be able to assess the impact of technology on health care and the role of health informatics in improving patient care, administration, and education.
Describe computerized patient records, interoperability, and adoption issues.
Identify the principles of health information technology including IT infrastructure.
Discuss risks and privacy issues in introduction to health information security.
Analyze various types of health information including data, vocabularies, and standards.
Apply the use of clinical information systems and decision support systems to improve health care.
Describe implementations of actual health informatics technologies.
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