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Health Information Systems and Electronic Health Records

Code: IM2014_07     Acronym: SISRCE

Keywords
Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Medical Informatics

Instance: 2016/2017 - 2S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Departamento de Medicina da Comunidade, Informação e Decisão em Saúde
Course/CS Responsible: Master Programme in Medical Informatics

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MIM 21 Plano Oficial (Atualizado Despacho n.º 5137/2020) 1 - 6 55 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Ricardo João Cruz Correia

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 2,14
Tutorial Supervision: 1,43
Others: 0,36
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 2,14
Ricardo João Cruz Correia 2,14
Tutorial Supervision Totals 1 1,43
Ricardo João Cruz Correia 1,43
Others Totals 1 0,36
Ricardo João Cruz Correia 0,36

Teaching language

Portuguese

Objectives

Provide the students with knowledge and skills to select, design and manage health information systems and electronic health records

Learning outcomes and competences

Knowledge

 

  • General characteristics of health information systems such as patient record, patient monitoring, imaging, public health, educational, bioinformatics and scholarly systems
  • Core architectures and technologies of these core systems, focusing on commonalities and differences and design
  • Architectures, components and examples of health information systems, especially hospital information systems, office/practice information systems, to support health care professionals and managers of health care institutions
  • Specify IT system functions that support ethical, secure, efficient, and responsible use of information in clinical decision making and practice
  • Architectures and examples of information systems to support patients and the public
  • Architectures and examples of information systems to support policy makers and managers of community/district/regional health care services
  • Different phases of the development of HIS, and current trends in the development of such systems
  • Key components of clinical information workflows: identifying safety problems, medication delivery, test and results management, communication, documentation, information security and health IT deployment
  • Organisational information strategy

Skills
  • To use in an efficient and responsible way information processing tools, to support health care professionals’ practice and their decision making
  • To plan Health Information Systems oriented to health services aims
  • To address workflow and data collection issues from a clinical perspective, including quality measurement and improvement
  • To define Health Information Systems requirements
  • To analyze clinical process and information flows to promote patient safety and care quality and design UML diagrams on health processes
  • To identify the main issues and constraints in the implementation of HIS
  • To management Health Information Systems

Working method

Presencial

Program


  • How can computers help healthcare: what is a system, functions of computer systems, the need for a computer system

  • Understanding Health Information Systems

  • Development and implementation of Health Information Systems: system acquisition, specifying information processes, building new systems, incorporating remote service, designing for effectiveness, planning for change

  • Functions of HIS: Patient management and billing, departmental management, care delivery and clinical documentation, clinical decision support, financial and resource management

  • Historical evolution of HIS: central systems, departmental systems, integrated systems from single vendors, architecture of a changing environment

  • The importance of shared concepts among HIS

  • Barriers in data collection, data integration and process integration

  • Change management

  • Current trends in HIS development

  • Main difficulties in HIS

  • Meaningful use

Mandatory literature

Shortliffe E, Cimino J; Biomedical Informatics - Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine, 3rd ed: Springer, 2006
H. Pardes , Harold P. Lehmann , Patricia A. Abbott , Nancy K. Roderer , Adam Rothschild , Steven F. Mandell , Jorge A. Ferrer , Robert E. Miller , Marion J. Ball; Aspects of Electronic Health Record Systems, Springer; 2 edition , 2006

Teaching methods and learning activities

Teaching methods

  • Lectures with presentation and discussion of topics, group exercises and individual interpretation
  • Research project in group with the presentation of a final scientific paper

Evaluation

  • Final exam (10 points)
  • Scientic paper  (10 points)

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 50,00
Trabalho escrito 50,00
Total: 100,00

Calculation formula of final grade

Evaluation

  • Final exam (10 points)
  • Scientic paper  (10 points)
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