This course surveys the role of medical informatics and the application of information technology in healthcare. An overview of the evolution of informatics, the implementation and design theory of various healthcare information systems, and legal and ethical concerns related to health data management are included.
Student Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to:
- Discuss the role and evolution of medical informatics in healthcare organizations.
- Describe the types and uses of medical data and information involved in healthcare information technology.
- Compare current and emerging medical information systems, healthcare and clinical information systems, and decision support systems.
- Identify and discuss the legal and ethical aspects of privacy and confidentiality, risk and liability, professional capability and responsibility, and legislative mandates and processes.
- Describe information management tools that are commonly used in performance improvement projects.
- Discuss how information systems can help improve quality in healthcare.