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HST.921 / HST.922 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future

As taught in: Spring 2007

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SNPs: Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program.)




Dr. Bryan Bergeron

Dr. Daniel Sands

Prof. Jeffrey Blander

Julie Yoo

Prof. Steven Locke

Course Features

Course Description

This course will show how information technologies (IT) shape and redefine the health care marketplace. Students will learn how IT enhances medical care through: 1) improved economies of scale, 2) greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care, 3) advanced tools for patient education and self-care, 4) network-integrated decision support tools for clinicians, and 5) opportunities for e-health delivery over the internet. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to design an innovative solution to a current or future health care problem. Students' proposed solutions will draw upon understanding of tools and principles acquired and will be presented as an application design during the final days of the course.

Adjunct Faculty

Mirena Bagur

Sherri Dorfman

Paul Heinzelman

Gary Hirsch

David Lash

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .swf.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.