The course provides core definitions and concepts of systems in general and healthcare in particular. Examples of HIT systems from a variety of settings as well as functional aspects of interoperability within and between systems are examined. The concepts of usability, consistency, and reliability in regards to HIT systems and how each contributes to, or detracts from, effectiveness will be presented. An overview of the concepts of privacy, security, and confidentiality of protected health information (PHI) in relation to HIT systems will be presented. Patient-centered care will be defined and explained. The course is concluded with a focus upon future directions for HIT. New areas of research and development in HIT will be examined. Students will gain a foundational understanding of these areas and will debate appropriateness and feasibility of new HIT development areas.Prerequisite(s): Department permission required.
Introduction to Health Informatics
Management Science & Information Systems
Monday, July 24, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017