This course is designed to examine computer and electronic modalities that assist patient and client management. The automation of data management through information systems, expert systems, and telecommunications will be examined in the context of health care informatics. The use of technology to help make decisions and to improve the health status of the individual, family, and community will be emphasized.
Determine uses of technology for patient and client management.
Analyze the impact of technology on health care and health status.
Examine the use of decision aids and decision-support systems.
Examine the role of expert systems in nursing care and medicine.
Differentiate the nature of expert systems from information systems.
Information Systems and Data Management
Discuss different types of information systems.
Describe the purposes of a database.
Examine Data Information Knowledge (DIK) Model.
Describe the relationship between standardized nursing languages and health information systems.
Introduction to Informatics
Describe the importance of telecommunications in health care.
Examine systems and informatics theories.
Discuss the relationship between hardware and software.
Trends and Issues in Informatics
Describe the benefits of informatics on education.
Discuss issues related to e-health.
Specify ethical and legal issues associated with technology in health care.
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