MET CS 581 Electronic Health Records

Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Boston-Charles River Campus, Online, Blended
Program: MS CS elective, MS CIS elective

Description: Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are application systems that automate the activities of healthcare clinicians including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and healthcare administrative staff. Use of EHRs is increasing rapidly due to the systems’ benefits and federal government programs to deploy EHRs. This increased use of EHRs has many challenges including complex data, high security requirements, integration to multiple application systems, a distributed user base, and broad impact on how these users work. This course will focus on real-world use and deployment of EHRs through readings, hands-on labs and case studies. Students will: (1) Learn the functionality of EHRs through hands-on labs; (2) Learn the technical infrastructure required for EHRs including distributed architecture, network and security design; (3) Understand how EHRs change healthcare delivery workflows and how to manage that change; and (4) Learn best-practices for deploying EHRs including project management, typical budgets, system selection and governmental requirements and funding. 4 credits.