BMI 720 - Clinical Informatics

Faculty: Charles Safran

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This course provides a detailed overview of clinical informatics for professionals who will work at the interface of clinical care, information technology, and the healthcare system. Students will learn how to analyze, design, implement, and evaluate information and communication technologies found in hospitals, physician offices, and other healthcare settings including the home. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of the electronic health record and its use to promote patient care that is safe, efficient, effective, timely, patient-centered and equitable. Students will also study implementation failures and unintended consequences of systems. The course will cover the fundamental concepts in clinical informatics such as evidence-based care and clinical workflow analysis. Students will not only study health information systems but have assignments to evaluate some real-life systems at local hospitals. Through case-based analysis, students analyze the life-cycle management of complex clinical computing systems. This course is geared towards physicians seeking postgraduate training.


Fall Semester 2018 
Room: Countway 403

Meeting Times: Wednesday 2PM-5PM
Meeting Dates: 

  • Week 1- September 5                                 
  • Week 2- September 12      
  • Week 3- September 19                                    
  • Week 4- September 26                                    
  • Week 5- October 3                                 
  • Week 6- October 10                                    
  • Week 7- October 17    
  • Week 8- October 24                                   
  • Week 9- October 31
  • Week 10- November 7
  • Week 11- November 14
  • Week 12- Thanksgiving Break, No Class 
  • Week 13- November 28
  • Week 14- December 5
  • Week 15- December 12