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HIT-5450 Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues in Health Informatics

Notwithstanding the potential for electronic health records to revolutionize healthcare, significant complex legal, ethical, and financial questions related to their use serve to impede their widespread adoption. Legal and ethical issues surrounding ownership, economics, privacy, data security, the use (or misuse) of decision support systems, and accountability as well as regulatory compliance are central to the debate surrounding health informatics. All these issues affect the requirements, design, implementation, and evolution of these systems. In this course, students will learn to develop solutions that address key legal and ethical challenges germane to health informatics.

Credits: 3

Offered in Mar 2024, May 2024, Sep 2024, Mar 2025

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