MET CS 580 Health Informatics

On Campus Prerequisites: MET CS 570 or comparable knowledge of Health Sciences and Fundamentals of IT. Or instructor consent.
Online Prerequisites: MET CS 570 or instructor consent
Delivery: Boston-Charles River Campus
Program: MS CS elective, MS CIS elective

Description: The course presents the fundamental principles, concepts, and technological elements that make up the building blocks of Health Informatics. The first part of the course covers the basic concepts, background disciplines, and history overview of health informatics.  It also introduces the knowledge hierarchy, healthcare terminology, and clinical data types, The second part introduces healthcare processes, hospital functions, medical algorithms, clinical decision making, and clinical process modeling. The final part covers standards used in health informatics, knowledge management systems, and hospital informatics systems. The course has a term project providing students an experience in design and research related to medical algorithms and clinical decision making.  4 credits.