BMI 741 - Health Information and Technology: From Ideation to Implementation

Faculty: Adam Landman

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As the US healthcare system moves from a fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement system and seeks to deliver higher quality care more efficiently, there is increased need and opportunity for innovation. Clinical Informatics analyzes, designs, implements, and evaluates information and communication systems to enhance health outcomes, to improve patient care, and to enable healthcare transformation. This class applies health information technology (HIT) to solve health care problems, teaching the skills to identify health care needs and pain points, design technology-based solutions (new solution, optimize existing system, or purchase vendor solution), and lead successful implementations. Course activities will include lectures, panel discussions, and laboratory sessions. Expert speakers from hospitals, technology vendors, and start-ups will present real-world examples and share lessons learned. Course participants will complete a longitudinal group project proposing an HIT innovation project; this project may serve as the basis for start-ups, fellowship projects, and research theses.

Course available to all Harvard and MIT students with permission. Please reach out to Rebecca Fitzhugh ( for details.

Spring Semester 2019  

Meeting Times: Wednesday 2PM-5PM
Meering Location: Countway, Room 403
Meeting Dates: 

  • Week 1- January 30                             
  • Week 2- February 6          
  • Week 3- February 13                                     
  • Week 4- February 20                                      
  • Week 5- February 27                                      
  • Week 6- March 6 *Room 424                                        
  • Week 7- March 13 *Room 424   

Week of March 20 - Spring Break *No Classes       

  • Week 8- March 27 *Room 424                                     
  • Week 9- April 3   
  • Week 10- April 10   
  • Week 11- April 17   
  • Week 12- April 24   
  • Week 13- May 1   
  • Week 14- May 8