Health Informatics, An Interprofessional Approach

Health Informatics

An Interprofessional Approach

By Ramona Nelson, PhD, RN-BC, ANEF, FAAN, Professor Emerita Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania President, Ramona Nelson Consulting Allison Park, Pennsylvania and Nancy Staggers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Informatics School of Nursing University of Maryland Baltimore, Maryland and Adjunct Professor, College of Nursing and Department of Biomedical Informatics University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah


Unit 1: Background and Foundational Information

  1. Introduction: The Evolution of Health Informatics
  2. Theoretical Foundations of Health informatics
  3. Evidence-Based Practice and Informatics
  4. Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining, and Practice-Based Evidence
  5. Program Evaluation and Research Techniques
  6. Unit 2: Information Systems in Health Care Delivery

  7. Electronic Health Records and Applications for Managing Patient Care
  8. Applications for Managing Institutions Delivering Healthcare
  9. Telehealth and Applications for Delivering Care at a Distance
  10. Home Health and Related Community-Based Systems
  11. Clinical Decision Support Systems in Healthcare
  12. Public Health Informatics
  13. Technical Infrastructure to Support Healthcare
  14. Unit 3: Participatory Health Care Informatics and Health Care on the Internet

  15. The Evolving ePatient
  16. Social Networking and Other Web-Based Applications in Healthcare
  17. Personal Health Records (PHRs)
  18. Unit 4: Project Management Tools and Procedures

  19. Identifying and Selecting an Information System Solution
  20. Implementing and Upgrading an Information System Solution
  21. Health System Downtime and Disaster Recovery
  22. Unit 5: Quality, Usability and Standards in Informatics

  23. Privacy, Confidentiality, Security and Safety
  24. Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives in Informatics
  25. Improving the User Experience for Health Information Technology Products
  26. Standards
  27. Unit 6: Governance and Organizational Structures for Informatics

  28. Health IT Governance
  29. Legal Issues, Federal Regulations and Accreditation
  30. Health Policy and Informatics
  31. Unit 7: Education and Informatics

  32. Informatics in the Curriculum for Healthcare Professionals
  33. Distance Education: Applications, Techniques and Issues
  34. Information Systems and Technical Tools in Healthcare Education
  35. Simulation in Healthcare Education
  36. Unit 8: International Informatics Efforts

  37. International Efforts, Issues, and Innovations

Unit 9: The Present and Future

  31.  Future Directions and Future Research in Health Informatics