Healthcare Information Systems
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Primo semestre dal Oct 3, 2022 al Jan 27, 2023.
The effective and efficient use of information systems in health care organizations and services are a vital element of the quality of life world wide. The modeling of time has attracted interest from a number of research communities, each addressing aspects from its specific sphere of interests. The course will deal with the main topics related to Medical Information Systems, such as medical decision-support systems and clinical pathways and guidelines, with an emphasis on the management of temporal clinical information. At the end of the course, students will have a deep knowledge related to the faced topics and will be able to apply such knowledge in clinical and healthcare contexts. They will be also able to suitably interact with different stakeholders, having different scientific and professional background. They will also be able to suitably manage all the scientific, methodological, and technical advances related to healthcare information systems.
Prerequisites and basic notions
Sound knowledge about database management systems and the relational database theory.
The course, with an emphasis on time-related issues, introduces the engineering of information systems for medically-related problems and applications. The course is structured according to the following topics:
1 The role of Time in Medicine
2 Data Warehouse/OLAP systems for healthcare
3 Automated Support to Clinical Guidelines and Care Plans with business process technology applications
Lessons and exercises
Learning assessment procedures
Clarity, completeness, and depth of the answers
Criteria for the composition of the final grade
An average of the results obtained for the single answers