Healthcare Information Systems (2017/2018)

Course code
4S004552
Name of lecturer
Carlo Combi
Coordinator
Carlo Combi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Language of instruction
English
Period
I sem. dal Oct 2, 2017 al Jan 31, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The effective and efficient use of information systems in health care organizations and services are a vital element of the quality of life world wide. The modeling of time has attracted interest from a number of research communities, each addressing aspects from its specific sphere of interests. The database systems community is interested in how to store, maintain, and query time-oriented data. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) community is interested in formal theories of time, temporal logics, temporal constraints and temporal reasoning techniques. The Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) community is interested in the broader issues. The course will deal with the main topics related to Medical Information Systems, such as medical databases and decision-support systems, with an emphasis on the management of temporal clinical information.
At the end of the course, students will have a deep knowledge related to the faced topics and will be able to apply such knowledge in clinical and healthcare contexts. They will be also able to suitably interact with different stakeholders, having different scientific and professional background. They will also be able to suitably manage all the scientific, methodological, and technical advances related to healthcare information systems.

Syllabus

The course, with an emphasis on time-related issues, introduces the engineering of information systems for medically-related problems and applications. The course is structured according to the following topics:

1 The role of Time in Medicine

2 Temporal Representation and Reasoning in Medicine

3 Data Warehouse/OLAP systems for healthcare

4 Automated Support to Clinical Guidelines and Care Plans with business process technology applications

5 Displaying Time-Oriented Clinical Data and Knowledge

6 Organizational and technological issues of healthcare information systems

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Thomas Allweyer BPMN 2.0 - Introduction to the Standard for Business Process Modeling (Edizione 2) Herstellung und Verlag 2010 978-3-8391-4985-0
C. Combi, E. Keravnou-Papailiou, Y. Shahar Temporal Information Systems in Medicine (Edizione 1) Springer 2010 978-1-4419-6542-4

Assessment methods and criteria

Students will have an oral Exam at the end of the course, with both question and exercises related to real world clinical and healthcare contexts. During the exam, students will be evaluated both with respect to their awareness about the main topics of the course and to their ability to apply the acquired knowledge in some real-world clinical or healthcare context.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018