INFORMATICS FOR HEALTH
2018/2019, Special Term I
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health)
Modular Credits: 4
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This module is conducted on 5 days at 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at venue: SSHSPH, NUS-Block MD1, level 8 seminar room 1.
The dates are as follows:
Tue 14 May 2019
Tue 21 May 2019
Mon 27 May 2019
Tue 28 May 2019
Wed 29 May 2019.
Health informatics transforms health care by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve care, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship.
Upon completion of the module, students will be able to use knowledge of patient care combined with understanding of informatics concepts, methods, and tools to:
assess information and knowledge needs of health care professionals and patients;
characterize, evaluate, and refine clinical processes,
develop, implement, and refine clinical decision support systems, and
lead to participate in the procurement, customizaiton, development, implementation, management, evaluation, and continuous improvement of clinical information systems.
Lectures, group presentations, hands-on rapid prototyping, case studies, individual analyses/reflections.
Health informatics encompasses three spheres of activity:
(ie the provision of clinical services to an individual patient),
*the health system
(ie the structures, processes, & incentives that shape the care environment, this includes major health domains such as public health, population health, personal health, health professional education, & clinical research, in addition to clinical care)
*information and communication technology
(ie the tools that enable the efficient capture, delivery, transmission & use of data, information, and knowledge of how to apply those tools effectively).
Class Participation: 20%
group project/ presentation: 40%
Individual assignment: 40%
Total: 100% CA