HINF 541 Introduction to Clinical Information Systems

This course provides an introduction to the history, theory, applications and organizational context of clinical information systems for health informatics. It explores concepts surrounding clinical information systems, with emphasis on electronic health records (EHRs), terminology and standards, clinical configuration, user interface design, computerized physician order entry, clinical decision support and clinical reporting. This course examines the practical application of these concepts, including implementation, clinical workflow, privacy and security, certification, medical device integration and community health information exchange. It addresses common implementation pitfalls as well as benchmarks for evaluating the costs and benefits of EHR systems.




Admission to the program or permission of the program director