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Introduction to Health Informatics

INTRODUCTION

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.

OBJECTIVES

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

CONTENTS

  • 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

DURATION

5 Days

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

Post module assignment