Fall 1998Charles Webster, MD, MSIS, MSIS
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Charles Webster, M.D., M.S.I.E., M.S.I.S.
This course provides an introduction to medical informatics: its roots in computing and health science, its subdisciplines (such as medical imaging, document management, and decision support), and its interactions with other fields (particularly business and cognitive science). Topics include medical databases, networks, multimedia, artificial intelligence, communication standards, and signal processing.
The class will use a combination of guided readings, survey lectures, student discussion and debate, research on the World Wide Web, and an assigned paper that will be based on the same format and guidelines as used by the International and American Informatics Associations.
1. Acquaint the student with the relationships between informatics and medicine that led to the creation of the field of medical informatics.
2. Arrive at a conception of the philosophical basis for medical informatics.
3. Create awareness of typical medical informatics projects: who, what, where, why, and how.
4. Analyze personal skill base relative to undertaking further medical informatics training.
5. Understand medical informatics professional structure, its journals,
and how to write a medical informatics paper for submission to a medical
Handbook of Medical Informatics, edited by J. H. van Bemmel and M.A.
Musen, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1997.
You may order HMI from www.amazon.com
Readings as assigned by the professor.
Introduction to Clinical Informatics, by Patrice Degoulet and M. Fieschi, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1996.
You may order ICI from www.amazon.com (20% discount, arrives in 2-3 days)
Any of the many conference proceedings of the International and American
Medical Informatics Associations, and the IMIA Yearbooks, which can be
found in the office of the Department of Health Management Systems.
1. Examination 1 (20%)
2. Examination 2 (20%)
3. Examination 3 (20%)
3. Paper (30%)
3. Class participation (10%)