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Health Information Systems – SPHA 544

At a national and provincial level, more and more healthcare organizations are relying on the expertise of individuals trained in health informatics to help with the selection, deployment and ongoing use of clinical informations systems in patient care and research.

The overall aim of SPHA 544 Health Information Systems (MHA Year One) is to give students a good overview of the discipline of health informatics. Through the use of case studies and real life examples, this course aims to give students a broad understanding of many of the challenges and opportunities faced in the use of these systems. This course will build on and take advantage of some of the ideas learned in other courses in the MHA program to help students understand how statistics, organizational behaviour, health economics, information technology and program planning all play a role in how health administrators make decisions around purchasing, implementation and ongoing use of health information technology.

Course Instructor:

Chantelle Recsky, RN, PhD

Adjunct Professor, UBC

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