HI 5309 Introduction to Health Data and Electronic Health Records
(HI 5309 EHR F08)
This course will focus on Health Information and Electronic Health Records. Health Information is collected and entered by a wide variety of professionals and in some cases by the patient or client. This information is captured in a variety of formats, from pre-structured lists to narrative paragraphs. The data is used in a variety of different ways by a wide variety of users. In many cases the person who enters the data is the prime user of the data. In other cases one person enters the data, which in tern is used by others, e.g. the clinician may enter a diagnosis which is then interpreted by a coder for use in billing.
Different elements of health data have different legal status. These differences are observed within a country and are more evident when comparing the legal status across countries.
This course will examine how health data are collected, how they are used and the impact of electronic records on the health data. The course will review standards, and standards development, languages used, and issues related to information processing I healthcare. The course will review the impact of electronic records on health and healthcare including, legal, financial and clinical design issues