Prerequisites: HMP 668 / SI 542 / BIOINF 668 Introduction to Health Informatics or permission of instructor.
Description: This course explores the foundations of population health informatics, including information architecture; data standards and confidentiality as they pertain to population health management. This course examines key concepts related to registries, electronic health records, epidemiological databases, biosurveillance, health promotion, and quality reporting in population health management.
Course Goals: At the end of this course, students will be able to:
-Demonstrate and apply a working knowledge of population health terminology;
-Understand and apply health informatics concepts that are salient to population health;
-Apply data concepts, standards and architectures for sharing information to meet population health objectives;
-Demonstrate how various information technology tools and strategies are applied in the practice of population health; and
-Understand current challenges in population health and evaluate potential informatics solutions.
Competencies: This course provides training toward the following HMP major competencies:
A.3 - Develop, understand and use data from performance, surveillance or monitoring systems.
A.8 - Operational analysis: Analyze, design, or improve an organizational process, including the use of quality management, process improvement, marketing and information technology principles and tools.
A.9 - Population health assessment: Understand and apply basic epidemiologic principles, measures, and methods to assess the health status of a population; identify risk factors in individuals and communities; evaluate the impact of population-based interventions and initiatives.
In addition, the following minor competencies will be also addressed:
B.1 - Convey: Speak and write in a clear, logical, and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations; prepare cogent business presentations; facilitate an effective group process.
E.1 - Actively seek feedback from others, reflecting and learning from successes and failures.
E.2 - Develop an accurate view of own strengths and developmental needs, including the impact one has on others.