Health Informatics Graduate Courses

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This course is designed for IT professionals, and those training to be IT professionals, who are preparing for careers in healthcare-related IT (Health Informatics). This course provides a high-level introduction into basic concepts of biomedicine and familiarizes students with the structure and organization of American healthcare system and the roles played by IT in that system. The course introduces medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, disease processes, diagnostic modalities, and treatments associated with common disease processes. IT case studies demonstrate the key roles of health informatics and how IT tools and resources help medical professionals integrate multiple sources of information to make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions.  [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
O1 IND El-Jouni ARR
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Duke-Cohan FLR R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
E1 IND Zhang FLR R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

This course presents the technological fundamentals and integrated clinical applications of modern Biomedical IT. The first part of the course covers the technological fundamentals and the scientific concepts behind modern medical technologies, such as digital radiography, CT, nuclear medicine, ultrasound imaging, etc. It also presents various medical data and patient records, and focuses on various techniques for processing medical images. This part also covers medical computer networks and systems and data security and protection. The second part of the course focuses on actual medical applications that are used in health care and biomedical research.   [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
O1 IND Zhang ARR
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Zhang CAS W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
E1 IND Zhang CAS W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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.   [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Levinger FLR 265 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
E1 IND Levinger FLR 265 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
O1 IND Levinger ARR

This course presents the details of information processing in hospitals, hospital information systems (HIS), and more broadly health information systems. It presents the architecture, design, and user requirements of information systems in health care environment. It focuses on Information Technology aspects of Health Informatics specifically addressing the design, development, operation, and management of HIS. The first part of this course covers the introductory concepts including information processing needs, and information management in health care environment. The second part covers detailed description of HIS including hospital process modeling, architecture, quality assessment, and applicable tools. The final part of the course covers management of HIS and related issues and extension of this topic to other health care organizations. The course will have a term project providing students a hands-on experience in design and research of HIS. Prereq: MET CS 580; or instructor's consent.  [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND O'Halloran MCS B23 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
E1 IND O'Halloran MCS B23 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
O1 IND Damore ARR

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