The understanding and effective management of data and information is crucial in healthcare. This module addresses information management and computer-based applications in healthcare. It will explore the design, implementation and operational management of clinical information systems, including principles of communication, security, information governance and procurement challenges for patient-centric healthcare information systems.
On completion, participants will be capable of:
- Understanding the fundamentals of information management in healthcare
- Examining the role of patients in contributing and accessing information
- Recognizing trends and application of informatics in healthcare
- Understanding the application of informatics in the healthcare enterprise
- Analysing how health IT fits into healthcare operations
- Health data acquisition, storage, interoperability and use
- Introduction to clinical classification, coding and clinical vocabularies in the context of digitally enabled health information systems
- Standards in healthcare information
- Introduction to software design methods for interactive health information systems
- Principles of clinical decision support and their application in health information systems
- Synthesizing evidence-based approach in the application of health informatics
- Contemporary topics in health informatics
- Technologies pertaining to modern health IT systems
- Processes that relate to health information systems development, testing and deployment
- Integrating health IT in the design of healthcare operations
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Post module assignment
This is a course module on MSc Healthcare Operational Management.
Please note: the details of this module are correct for the current year of study and may be subject to change for future years.