Course description

Health information systems provide technology and enable information exchange for healthcare enterprises, health information exchanges, health insurers, and other participants in the healthcare industry. This is a rapidly changing and evolving field, laying the foundation for improvements in healthcare efficiency, quality, and health outcomes. The course provides an overview of key healthcare information technologies and concepts: healthcare data and analytics, electronic health records (EHR), health information exchanges (HIE), healthcare information privacy and security, telemedicine, consumer health and mobile health systems, and population health management. A number of case studies provide additional analysis of technology challenges and solutions in healthcare informatics.


  • Director of Software Engineering and Quality Assurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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