HIT-542 Clinical Informatics

Clinical informatics (operational informatics) is the application of informatics and information technology to deliver healthcare services. It is the study and use of data and information technology aimed at improving the patient's ability to monitor and maintain his/her own health. The application of clinical informatics includes various aspects including clinical decision support, visual imaging, clinical documentation, healthcare provider order entry systems, system design and implementation, and user adoption issues. The data and clinical decision support used in this field are developed for and used by clinicians, patients, and caregivers. This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure the optimal functionality of present and future informatics systems by providing opportunities for them to design, build, and test clinical information systems that address real-world problems. Students will learn to identify clinical practice workflow and process issues, and to provide leadership and guidance in the definition of system and process requirements that will serve to optimize system performance and facilitate technology utilization by clinical practitioners.

Credits: 3

Offered in Oct 2020, Jan 2021

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