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17ABBISZ - Information Systems in Health Care

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17ABBISZ Z,ZK 4 2P+2C English
Zoltán Szabó (guarantor)
Zoltán Szabó (guarantor), Michal Reimer
Department of Biomedical Informatics

Lectures are oriented on medical informatics definition and basic characteristic of the different specialized areas. The relations between IS and health care structure, financing and controlling are analyzed as well. Some basic information technology, HW and SW tools are described in relation to IS design. A special attention is paid to medical data coding and interpretation, data and communication standards. Different types and features of clinical and hospital IS, decision support systems and regional health care IS are analyzed and discussed. Methodology of IS development, implementation and support are presented as well.


Conclusion of the subject is a written exam (you can get up to 70 points). A maximum of 30 points can be obtained in the course of the semester for the computer exercises and practical test.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Medical Informatics and IS definition

2. Diagnostic-therapeutic cycle

3. Model for structuring computer applications in health care

4. Mathematical definition of information

5. Information entropy

6. Database management system (DBMS)

7. Relational data model

8. Hierarchical data model

9. Communication in health care (HL7)

10. Decision-support models

11. Performance of decision models, Quantitative semiology (TP, FP, FN, TN), The ROC curve

12. Medical data types

13. Security and data protection, Data encryption principles

14. Summary

Syllabus of tutorials:

1.-2. Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems (HIS), Electronic Health Record

3.-4. Introduction to Different HIS- Primary, OpenMRS, OpenEMR

5.-6. Databases Introduction, DB Tables Design, SQL- Basic Queries

7.-8. 1st Control task (15 pts.), Advanced SQL Queries

9.-10. Healthcare Informational Standarts and Classifications, Mirth

10.-11. Introduction to HTML, PHP, Data Presentation

12.-13. 2nd Control Task (15 pts.)

Study Objective:

The main aim of this subject is to provide an integrative explanation of philosophy, design, development and implementation of information systems in health care including practical aspects.

Study materials:

[1]J.van Bemmel, M.A. Musen, Mark A. Musen, Handbook of Medical InformaticsSeptember, 2002, ISBN-10: 3540633510

[2]C. William Hanson, Healthcare Informatics, 2005, ISBN-10: 0071440666

[3]Larman, C.: Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and Iterative Development. Upper Saddle River, Prentice Hall, 736 p., 2005, ISBN 0-13-148906-2.

[4]Kanisová, H., Müller, M.: UML srozumitelně. Computer Press, 2004, 160 s., ISBN: 80-251-0231-9ISBN: 80-251-0231-9.

[5]Frank Sullivan and Jeremy Wyatt, ABC of Health Informatics, Apr 2006, ISBN: 9780727918505

[6]Jules J. Berman, Biomedical Informatics, 2007, ISBN-10: 0763741353

[7]Athina Lazakidou, Handbook of Research on Informatics in Healthcare and Biomedicine, 2006, ISBN-10: 1591409829

[8]Edward H. Shortliffe, James J. Cimino, Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine (Health Informatics), 2006, ISBN-10: 0387289860

The course is a part of the following study plans:

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