The concept of health informatics


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The concept of health informatics

  1. 1. The Concept of Health Informatics 182 DENAcademic Year 2010-2011G [1431-1432H]
  2. 2. Course Director Dr. Ebtissam Al-Madi
  3. 3. Health InformaticsHealth care informatics or medical informatics• Is the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care.• It deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine.• Health informatics tools include not only computers but also clinical guidelines, formal medical terminologies, and information and communication systems.• It is applied to the areas of nursing, clinical care, dentistry, pharmacy, public health and (bio)medical research.
  4. 4. Course 182 DEN• Broad introduction to the health informatics• Understand how informatics can most effectively help their efforts and how its methods can be exploited to elevate the state of the art in education, research, and patient care.• Presents a global view of health informatics and its sub disciplines in order to allow the students to appreciate the context in which health informatics functions.• Special emphasis will be directed toward electronic health records and the use of computer and technology in dentistry.
  5. 5. The Course Components• On-line lectures and reading material will be presented via Blackboard.• The mode of delivery of the course is designed to be synonymous with it’s content (i.e computer applications).
  6. 6. Concepts & Skills• Build and emphasis the concepts learned in the computer skills course given in the preparatory year to solidify these skills.• Develop self-learning skills and life-long learning skills through online learning and web-searching• Understand concepts of medical and dental informatics and its scope and Different applications and domains of dental informatics applications.
  7. 7. Concepts & Skills…cont• Understand benefits of dental informatics, as well as computer applications in dentistry and medicine• Recognize the differences between Information Technology (IT), computer science and health and dental informatics• Familiar with Electronic health records uses and concepts• Appreciate Information retrieval and data organization
  9. 9. 1. Weekly Work (30%)1. View all the lectures online2. Read posted material (handout or articles) online3. Participate in online discussions: (10%)4. Submit homework online: (10%)5. Answer quizzes online: (10%)Attendance will be counted through online activities (discussion, quizzes and homework submission) on time. (Saturday to Friday)Non-participation on time will be counted as an absence, which will be reported to the administration when it reaches 25% or above.
  10. 10. • All course content will be delivered via Blackboard ( ) as well as on course director’s website• (• In case of system down, lectures and reading material can be viewed from course director’s website, and online discussion, homework and quizzes can be sent through email for timeliness, but later sent to blackboard for logistic evaluation.
  11. 11. 2. Term Paper (30%)• Prepare and submit a term-paper on a chosen subject of dental informatics. The paper should cover any dental informatics topics covered (or not covered) by the course that interests the student. Students my work alone or in groups of two.• Submission of topic, student(s) name, and a brief 1-2 sentence synopsis (proposal) should be done in week 5 (latest).• This should be submitted on the week 12 of the semester (latest).• The paper should be between 3000- 4000 words (approx 12-16 pages, double spaced, Times New Roman, Font 12, 1 inch margins).• Care must be taken that the work is done by the student(s) themselves, no plagiarism or copying off the net, and no spelling or grammar mistakes.
  12. 12. 3. Final Exam (40%)• During the final exams week in person.• The exam will be multiple choice and will cover topics presented in lectures, posted material, discussions, homework, and weekly quizzes.
  13. 13. Introduction1 Overview and introduction to health informatics &2 Dental Informatics (DI)3 Basic overview of Information technology & uses in Medicine and Dentistry4 Standards of dental informatics, security issues, privacy and costs5 Management of Information in health care organizations6 Patient care and monitoring systems7 Information retrieval and digital libraries8 Evidence based dentistry and decision making Midyear Break
  14. 14. 9 Decision support systems10 Computers in dental education11 Bioinformatics12 Electronic Health Records and administrative applications of DI13 Imaging informatics & Teledentistry14 Software support in dental disciplines15 Other informatics disciplines: Consumer Informatics, nursing informatics, public health informatics16 General Exams17 Final Exams18
  15. 15. HOW TO LOG ON TO BB
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  17. 17. • You need to have an account (Username, password) to access the system: your student KSU email and PW.• You may receive various security warnings that pop up – select “Always”, ”Yes” or “Run”.• If you are unable to view discussion postings, quiz windows, and download links, then you need to disable pop-up blocking.• Cookies must be enabled within the Web browser
  18. 18. Tabs• My Institution The My Institution tab contains tools and information specific to each user’s preferences.• Courses Users click on a link from the Courses tab to access a Course.• Community The Community tab lists Organizations specific to each user, the Organization Catalog for the Institution, and Institution Discussion Boards.• Services The Services tab contains links to other institutional offerings outside of Blackboard Learn - Course Delivery.
  19. 19. • Personalize Page – Color theme – Layout• Personal Information – Change Password – Change Personal Settings – Set Privacy Options
  20. 20. Course Content • Course lectures• Course reading material
  21. 21. Discussion Boards The Discussion Board is a tool for sharing thoughts andideas about class materials. The Discussion Board is madeup of Forums that may appear anywhere in the Course but are also all centrally located in the Discussion Board tool. Course Groups can have their own Discussion Boards.
  22. 22. Discussion Boards• Forum View – lists the threads in the Forum• Thread – Threads are a series of posts related to a similar topic.• Start a Thread
  23. 23. Discussion Boards• Start a Thread – Open a Discussion Board Forum. – Click Create Thread in the action bar. The Create Thread page appears. – Enter a Subject and a Message. It is also possible to attach files to the post. – Click Save Draft to store a draft of the post. Click Submit to create the thread.
  24. 24. Discussion Boards• Reply to a Post – Open a thread in a Forum. – Find a post. – Click Reply for that post. – Enter a Subject (if different than the default) and a Message. It is also possible to attach files to the post. – Click Save Draft to store a draft of the post. Click Submit to create the thread. – The post appears in the thread underneath the original post.
  25. 25. Course Tools• Address Book Save contact information.• Glossary A link to a glossary of terms for the course.• User Manual A link to an online version of the LMS User Manual.• Calendar Manage events for Courses, personal events, and system-wide events.• My Grades Check Grades for a Course.• Tasks Organizing tasks, defining task priorities, and tracking task status.
  26. 26. AnnouncementsUsers can view important messages from Instructors in theMy Announcements module. Announcements are availablethrough the Tool Module (panel) on the Institution Tab and inside a Course in the My Announcements module.
  27. 27. Messages• View Message• Create Message
  28. 28. Other Assessment Tools• View Grades• Submit Homework• Take a Quiz• Submit Term paper
  29. 29. This weeks assignments1. Log on to with your user name and password2. View this lecture online for review.3. Read Syllabus4. Participate in discussion5. Submit Homework No quiz this week!View Read Discuss Homework Quiz
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