This course will introduce participants to the concept of medical/health informatics and provide some general examples of information technology as applied in health care. The focus is at the system level, not individual applications. The course also defines the national [health] information infrastructure and initiates discussion about the recommendations from the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. The issues underlying information and technology standards and key standards setting organizations supporting the national health information infrastructure are also identified. Journal articles and links to important source documents addressing the discussions of various issues are provided as a supplement to lectures and discussion.
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