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INFO-B 513 The Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Electronic Health Record Systems

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: INFO B642 is recommended as a corequisite.
  • Delivery: On-Campus
  • Students learn how to design, implement, and evaluate electronic health record (EHR) system and how to use technology to support their data acquisition, storage, reuse, interoperability, exchange, and analysis. They also evaluate their legal, ethical, and regulatory implications and learn how to build teams to manage their implementation in healthcare organizations.

    In this practical course, students analyze the design of existing EHR systems through the example of an open-source platform, OpenMRS. They implement this platform according to international conceptual and markup standards, such as the Health Level 7 Reference Information Model (HL7 RIM) and the Continuity of Care Document (CCD). Students evaluate gaps in the system by comparing it with other Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) systems and create designs for modules. Students evaluate legal, ethical, and regulatory implications of current EHR systems.