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Applied Clinical Informatics
Lectures and tutorials on
80 hrs
eLearning platform
Project/field work
8
hrs
Lab
0
hrs
English supplemented by Cantonese
Knowledge in healthcare, hospital administration and management, or
information technology
Coursework
70
%
Online Quiz
30
%
18 January, 2014 – 18 July, 2014
Dr. Lawrence Chan
[email protected]
(852) 3400-8561
Department of Health Technology and Informatics
Y902
* Students are responsible to ensure they have the required prior knowledge to study the subject.
1.
SUBJECT ROLE AND PURPOSE
The goals of this course are to enhance eHealth capabilities of the Asian Pacific region,
especially the Greater China; to promote knowledge of health informatics for healthcare
professionals in the region; to offer practical training for healthcare IT professional to
facilitate their work; and to cultivate the best practice and knowledge sharing in the industry.
2.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1) acquire knowledge of health informatics for healthcare professions
2) obtain practical training to facilitate the work related to healthcare IT
3) cultivate the best practice and knowledge sharing with the industry
3.
TEACHING AND LEARNING APPROACH
The course will be taught in an asynchronous manner using the following teaching
modalities:
1) Language: English, supplemented by Cantonese if necessary
2) eLearning modules
3) Voice-over or video presentation files for downloading / online learning - The key
material is delivered using powerpoint or quicktime (.wmv)/ flash plug-in which is
freely available and already installed in almost all Web browsers. The content is easily
accessed by connections to the Internet using a telephone modem or broadband
4) Student feedback & online / offline tutorial
5) Optional session including:
a) Participation in health informatics conference or meeting with expert practitioners in
health informatics, or
b) Site visit to a hospital with world-class informatics application to realize the
practical and clinical values of IT systems
4.
ASSESSMENT
1) Participation in discussion forum: Activeness and contribution in discussion in tutorial. It
is mandatory that the students need to attend the discussion forum of the course on the
web and respond to the topics/questions posted by the instructors. The hit rate and
quality of students’ responses will be assessed.
2) Final Project: Report or reflective essay on a case study. The length of report or essay
should be limited to 1000-2500 words.
3) Online Quiz: Post module online multiple choice questions
4.1
Weighting
Students will be assessed on the basis of coursework and online quiz with the following
distribution:
Description
Qty Weight Due Dates
Course Work (70%)
1. Discussion participation in tutorial
2. Final project
Online Quiz (30%)
Post module online multiple choice questions
Total
Notes:
4.2
NA
1
30%
40%
Continuous
TBC
1
_30%
TBC
100%
Students must attend at least 70% of the lectures and tutorials on eLearning
platform in order to be issued the Certificate of Attendance, or students must
attend at least 70% of the lectures and tutorials on eLearning platform and obtain
an overall pass in order to be issued the Certificate of Attainment and AMIA
Certificate.
Methods
a) Discussion participation in online tutorial:
The students will use [email protected] to interact with each other and the instructors. The
discussion will be facilitated by messaging function in discussion forum. Each instructor
will post a topic related to the lecture for discussion. The activeness and contribution of
the students will be assessed by the instructors. It is mandatory that the students need to
attend the discussion forum of the course on the web and respond to the topics/questions
posted by the instructors. Otherwise, fail grade will be given in this component. The hit
rate and quality of students’ responses will be assessed.
b) Final project:
Students are required to write a reflective essay or report on a topic discussed in any
module, or any recent conference attended by the student.
The essay will be assessed in the following aspects:
1) relevancy to applied clinical informatics
2) Significance of the topic or conference theme of interest
3) Contribution on the best practice and knowledge sharing in the industry
The length is limited to 1,000-2,500 words. It should be typed on A4 paper with font size
12; Time New Roman; 1.5 line spacing; 1” margins all round.
Students should submit a SOFT copy of the assignment to [email protected] Please note
that NO late submission will be accepted under any circumstances.
c) Online Quiz:
This will take the form of ten 30-minute online quizzes for ten eLearning modules. For
each module, ten multiple choice questions will be given to students. The students need
to answer all the questions independently through [email protected] To maintain the
students’ academic honesty, the order of the questions will be randomized for presenting
to each student.
4.3 Grading
Grade
A+
A
B+
B
C+
C
Description
Subject Assessment Criteria
Exceptionally The student’s work is exceptionally outstanding. It exceeds
outstanding the intended subject learning outcomes in all regards.
Outstanding The student’s work is of an outstanding. It exceeds the
intended subject learning outcomes in nearly all regards.
Very good
The student’s work is very good. It exceeds the intended
subject learning outcomes in most regards.
Good
The student’s work is good. It exceeds the intended subject
learning outcomes in some regards.
Wholly
The student’s work is wholly satisfactory. It fully meets the
satisfactory intended subject learning outcomes.
Satisfactory The student’s work is satisfactory. It largely meets the
D+
D
F
Barely
satisfactory
Barely
adequate
Inadequate
intended subject learning outcomes.
The student’s work is barely satisfactory. It marginally meets
the intended subject t learning outcomes.
The student’s work is barely adequate. It meets the intended
subject learning outcomes only in some regards.
The student’s work is inadequate. It fails to meet many of the
intended subject learning outcomes.
5.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
5.1
Plagiarism
Students are strongly advised to pay attention to the rules and guidance notes regarding
plagiarism and how sources should be referred to and bibliographic referencing in the
Student Handbook.
The University regulations will be invoked where there is evidence of collusion between
individuals. The work of others, which is included in the assignment must be attributed to its
source (a full bibliography and a list of references must be submitted). Failure to observe
such requirements will definitely lead to serious consequence for your study of this subject
and registration at the PolyU.
5.2
Attendance
Participation in tutorial sessions is an essential part of the learning process. Activeness in
discussion is of vital importance.
Students shall be required to attend at least 70% of tutorial and lecture sessions in the
course in order to be issued the Certificate of Attendance.
5.3
Dishonesty
Apart from plagiarism, the School has high expectation on professional conducts among
students therefore the following dishonest behavior is unacceptable in any circumstances:
a) deliberate copying or attempting to copy the work of other students;
b) use of or attempting to use information prohibited from use in that form of assessment;
c) submitting the work of another as your own;
Please be reminded that dishonesty in completing any of the assessment items of course
work will result in very serious consequence (e.g. "fail" grade for the concerned subject,
suspension of study, and termination of registration in severe cases).
6.
TEACHING PLAN
This serves as a guide to the order of delivery of the syllabus. On some occasions, topics
may be carried over into the following meeting. For some areas of the syllabus the set texts
do not reach the minimum level of coverage required and hence the lecturer will give
additional references.
Modules
1. Introduction to
Health Informatics
and Healthcare IT,
Regional
Electronic Health
Record
2. Health informatics
Terminology and
Standards and
information
management
3. Evidence Based
Medicine and
Clinical Decision
Support with IT
4. CPOE and
Pharmaceutical
Informatics
Measurable learning objectives and learning outcomes
• Understand the background of health informatics
• Realize the benefits and impact of informatics and IT
development in clinical care
• Comprehend the basic concepts of healthcare system
development
• Understand the basic concept of electronic health record
• Realize the benefits and values of establishing a regional
electronic health record
• Identify the pitfalls and difficulties in developing and
implementing a regional electronic health record
• Understand the background of terminology and standards
• Apply the basic concepts and principles of commonly used
healthcare terminology and standards (e.g. ICD, LOINC,
SNOMED, HL7...etc.)
• Apply the values of terminology and standards in IT
system design
• Understand the basic concepts of data collection, data
management and data analysis
• Apply the principles of data management life cycle in
clinical healthcare
• Identify the gap and pitfalls for data management in
clinical practice and healthcare IT design
• Understand the basic concepts and values of clinical
decision support
• Understand the core components of clinical decision
support system and the success factors for development
and implementation
• Identify the pitfalls and difficulties for clinical decision
support implementation
• Apply the basic concepts and prinicples of evidence based
medicine in clincial practice
• Realize the benefits and values of IT in evidence based
medicine execution
• Identify the pitfalls and difficulties in development and
implementation
• Understand the background of computer physician order
entry and pharmacy systems.
• Realize the benefits and values of CPOE and pharmacy
systems
• Apply the concepts and principles in CPOE design and
Start Date of
each Module
18 Jan, 2014 –
31 Jan, 2014
1 Feb, 2014 –
14 Feb, 2014
15 Feb, 2014 –
28 Feb, 2014
1 Mar, 2014 –
14 Mar, 2014
5. Imaging
Informatics
6. Privacy, security
and confidentiality
7. Nursing
informatics and
allied health
informatics
8. Consumer Health,
Public Health
Informatics and
telemedicine
9. IT Project
Management in
Healthcare
10. Bioinformatics
11. Health informatics
in practice
(Face-to-face
delivery)
implementation
• Identify the pitfalls ans difficulties of CPOE and pharmacy
system implementation
• Understand the basic concepts of imaging informatics
• Realize the values of imaging informatics
• Apply the concepts and priniples of imaging in clinical
practice
• Identify the pitfalls and difficulties in development and
implementation
• Understand the basic concepts of privacy, confidentiality
and security
• Realize the values of protecting health information
• Apply the concepts and principles protection of health
information in practice
• Ethical issue
• Healthcare IT: from theory to execution and
implementation
• Understand the basic concept of risk management
• Understand the impact of risks caused and solved by IT
systems
• Identify the pitfalls and difficulties in execution related
• Apply the concepts and principles of nursing and allied
health informatics in clinical practice
• Understand the basic concepts of consumer and public
health informatics
• Apply the basic concepts of consumer and public health
informatics
• Realize the values of consumer and public health
informatics
• Identifying the pitfalls and challenges in consumer and
public health informatics
• The value of project management in health IT
• Project management methodology
• Risk management and problem resolution in HIT &
healthcare
• Acquire the knowledge of the biotechnology information
repositories, such as NCBI databases, and the search
algorithms for genes, proteins, RNA’s, peptides, disease
biomarkers, compounds and biologics from these
repositories
• Apply bioinformatics analysis knowledge and techniques
for clinical data analysis
• Introduction to health systems
• Realizing value of health IT investments
• Practical tips in health IT implementations
• Site visit to regional hospitals with world class informatics
applications in practice
15 Mar, 2014 –
28 Mar, 2014
29 Mar, 2014 –
11 Apr, 2014
12 Apr, 2014 –
25 Apr, 2014
26 Apr, 2014 –
9 May, 2014
10 May, 2014 –
23 May, 2014
24May, 2014 –
6 Jun , 2014
TBC
7.
TEXTBOOK AND RECOMMENDED BOOKS
7.1
Recommended Textbook(s)
Mohammed, S. and J. Fiaidhi (2010). Ubiquitous health and medical informatics : the ubiquity 2.0
trend and beyond. Hershey, PA : Medical Information Science Reference.
Bichindaritz I., S. Vaidya, A. Jain and L.C. Jain (2010). Computational Intelligence in Healthcare
4: Advanced Methodologies. Studies in Computational Intelligence 309.
Bali, R. K. and A. N. Dwivedi (2007). Healthcare Knowledge Management: Issues, Advances and
Successes. New York, Springer Science + Business Media LLC.
Goldstein D., P. J. Groen and S. Ponkshe (2007). Medical Informatics 20/20: Quality and
Electronic Health Records through Collaboration, Open Solutions, and Innovation. Sudbury,
Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
7.2 Other Reference Sources
Journals and proceedings:
1.
Journal of Biomedical Informatics: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/15320464
2.
Journal of American Medical Informatics Association: http://jamia.bmj.com/
3.
Journal of Digital Imaging: http://www.springer.com/medicine/radiology/journal/10278
4.
Bioinformatics: http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/