HIT-541 Foundations in Health Informatics

This course combines diverse disciplines such as information technology (IT), information science, social science, management science, behavioral science, communications, and healthcare to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Informatics is "the science, the how and why, behind health IT," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The tools used in health informatics include computer systems, clinical guidelines, health nomenclature, and information and communication systems. It is applicable to various health-related domains including public health, nursing, dentistry, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and biomedical research. In this course, students will learn to collect, store, analyze, and present health-related data in a digital format and to improve health outcomes by applying informatics concepts, theories, and practices to real-world situations.

Credits: 3

Offered in Jul 2020, Oct 2020, Apr 2021

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