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IS 670 Health Informatics (3 credits)

IS 670 Health Informatics (3 credits)

The health care industry in the United States consumes about 20% of the Gross National Product, touches everyone, and is information intensive. Health informatics is the field that is concerned with the optimal use of information, often aided by the use of technology and people, to improve individual health, health care, public health, and healthcare research. Through skill modules, the course will provide an introduction to methods underlying many health informatics applications, including Clinical Decision Support, Natural Language Processing, Standards, Information Retrieval, and Electronic Health Records. More potential topics are listed as below.

  • Integrative analysis of health and clinical data
  • Application of data mining approaches in personalized medicine
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Topic detection and information extraction in Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Temporal data management in EMR
  • Longitudinal analysis of clinical notes and surveys
  • Computer-aided detection and diagnosis
  • Computational drug discovery
  • Big data in health informatics