|Welcome to Introduction to Medical Informatics (HSA5197)|
Are you finding it difficult to keep up with the newest technologies and concepts such as electronic health records, e-prescribing and health information exchange? Do you need a course that discusses these topics plus many more and fits into your busy schedule?
HSA 4192/5197 Introduction to Medical Informatics is an overview of the interdisciplinary nature of Medical Informatics that should be of interest to physicians, nurses, health care administrators, medical librarians, IT techs and others. To meet your scheduling needs, this course is taught completely online, with an emphasis on the real world interaction between medicine and technology and not on theory. Every effort is made to provide practical and up-to-date examples of issues and interesting emerging technologies for the student. All slides are updated each semester the course is scheduled. The Introductory course is one of four online courses towards a Certificate in Medical Informatics offered by the University of West Florida.
One of the reasons our course is unique is that it is closely linked to our textbook, Health Informatics: Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals, 5th Edition. We supply book chapters in a .PDF format to all of our students free-of-charge. Please do not purchase the paperback or electronic book from the publisher if you are planning to enroll in the course and take advantage of the most-up-to-date electronic copy that will be supplied to you for FREE. The free electronic copy supplied in our courses will form the basis of all exam questions in these courses.
The modules we will cover in this online course are as follows:
Updated Nov 26, 2012