HST.921 / HST.922 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future

Spring 2007

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SNPs: Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program.)

Course Highlights

This course features student projects.

Course Description

This course will show how information technologies (IT) shape and redefine the health care marketplace. Students will learn how IT enhances medical care through: 1) improved economies of scale, 2) greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care, 3) advanced tools for patient education and self-care, 4) network-integrated decision support tools for clinicians, and 5) opportunities for e-health delivery over the internet. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to design an innovative solution to a current or future health care problem. Students' proposed solutions will draw upon understanding of tools and principles acquired and will be presented as an application design during the final days of the course.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .swf.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Steven Locke
Julie Yoo
Jeffrey Blander
Dr. Bryan Bergeron
Dr. Daniel Sands

Adjunct faculty:
Mirena Bagur
Sherri Dorfman
Paul Heinzelman
Gary Hirsch
David Lash


Course Meeting Times

One session / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1.5 hours / session




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