/Clinical Information Systems

Provided by: Newcastle University

Course Area: North East

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 23/01/2020

End date: 23/01/2020

Subjects: Computational Thinking, Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Medical Technology

Price: Under £500

Delivery Method: Face to face

Clinical Information Systems Outline

1. Introduction to Clinical Information Systems (CIS) in healthcare
a. Overview of CIS at different stages of care delivery (diagnostic, prescribing,
administration, monitoring, patient facing)

2. Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) and their applications in practice
3. Enablers and barriers to the adoption of CDSS
4. Examples of designing and implementing CIS for CDS
a. Different approaches: Active and Passive; workflow considerations
b. ‘Building blocks’ of CDSS – leveraging data within the EHR
c. Safety (overreliance) and Alert fatigue
5. Approaches to evaluation
6. Group Activity: Identification of a clinical problem or target where CDSS could be beneficial
and design an end to end project to address this

Who is this course for

The programme is aimed at Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, IT personnel, Clinical coders and other healthcare professionals interested in learning about Health Informatics.  No prior knowledge on any of the topics is assumed.

What will I learn

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
1. Define Clinical Information Systems (CIS) including the different types of CIS in practice
2. Describe the purpose of CDSS and their applications
3. Critically analyse the enablers and barriers for the adoption of CDSS
4. Analyse the key considerations when designing and implementing CIS in the context of
Clinical Decision Support (CDS)
5. Recognise the different approaches to evaluating CIS (in the context of CDS) and determine
which one(s) to utilise in practice

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