Description: This course examines health informatics as an empirical science. The course will focus on formal studies of applications of information technology applied to health care, population health, and personal health. These studies can be conducted while an information resource is under development and after a resource is in routine service.
Course Goals: After completing this course students will be able to:
i. Select and utilize the appropriate research / evaluation method for their health informatics questions
ii. Evaluate the empirical literature of the field;
iii. Design and conduct studies appropriate to problems in the field.
Competencies: A.1 Identify appropriate sources and gather information, effectively and efficiently.
A.2 Appraise literature and data critically.
A.3 Develop, understand and use data from performance, surveillance or monitoring systems.
A.5 Statistical Analysis: Understand and apply basic statistical methods relevant to public health practice.
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.
B.2 Listen: Receive, process, and respond appropriately to information conveyed by others.
B.3 Interact: Perceive and respond appropriately to the spoken, unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others.
C.7 Organizational Awareness: Understand and learn from governance structures, formal and informal decision-making structures, and power relationships in an organization, industry, or community.
This course is cross-listed with Cross-listed in SI; no SI number yet assigned..