HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS

CPH5HIS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students in the China Health Program cover topics including: information systems; basic concepts of information in health including structure, environment, networking, media, language, data collection, storage, access, analysis and retrieval; characteristics of effective health information systems, IT strategies, requirements specification and system development and evaluation for health system applications; sources of information for health professionals; administrative policies and procedures for health service organisations; types of health information systems. This subject is taught in Mandarin and English.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGuidelines transforming healthcare with technology: health informaticsRecommendedConrick, M (ed) 2005WILEY AND SONS
ReadingsHealth informatics - electronic health record - definition, scope and context (ISO/DTR 20514):ISO/TC215 WG1RecommendedInternational Standards Organisation 2004.
ReadingsHealth informatics: transforming healthcare with technologyRecommendedMcConrick 2006THOMPSON, MELBOURNE
ReadingsHealth online: a health information action plan for Australia (0 642 73574 3)RecommendedNHMIC 2001COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA
ReadingsWorking with information (in English and Chinese)PrescribedLiu CJ, Grain H, 2009BEIJING: PEOPLE'S MEDICAL PUBLISHING HOUSE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Theoretical knowledge of health information systems used in health care and how such systems inter-relate.

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, assignment, examination

02. Identify health information infrastructure needs in terms of policies, standards and procedures.

Activities:
Assignment, systems exercise

03. Critically review the use of specific information including diagnosis related groups (DRGs), casemix, classification, clinical indicators and performance audit, quality management and population health indicators.

Activities:
Lecture, group discussion, case studies, examination

04. Reflect critically on new directions in health information systems and their potential impact on health system development.

Activities:
Group discussion, case studies, assignment

05. Master understanding of the requirements for effective information systems including specification and system development processes.

Activities:
Lectures, assignment, systems exercise

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China, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1.5 hour examination (1500-word equivalent assignment)40 01, 03
3,000-word assignment and data/systems exercise60 01, 02, 04, 05

China, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1.5 hour examination (1500-word equivalent assignment)40 01, 03
3,000-word assignment and data/systems exercise60 01, 02, 04, 05