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06-411 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL INFORMATICS
Department MEDICAL EDUCATION Campus Birmingham
Course Type(s) Co-enrolled Elective Facility
Course Director T. BROOKS VAUGHAN, MD Enrollment Limit 50
Contact JORGE ALSIP, MD Enrollment Minimum 5
Email jalsip@uabmc.edu Address GSB 442
Phone (205) 934-6122 Fax (205) 975-0401
Weeks
Normally Offered

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Prerequisites * * * WRITTEN APPROVAL REQUIRED * * * Limited to medical students, MSN/DNP students, and medical informatics masters and doctoral students who have successfully completed the first year. All students must be in good academic standing (not on probation). MS3 and MS4 students must enroll in courses offered at their assigned campus. Please consider your schedule carefully as co-enrolled course requirements are entirely independent of your other academic responsibilities. Co-enrolled elective courses offer 2 weeks elective credit each; a student may only receive a maximum of 4 weeks elective credit from co-enrolled courses. STUDENTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO BE ENROLLED IN ONE CO-ENROLLED COURSE AT A TIME. 
Visiting Students
No LCME students accepted.
No osteopathic students accepted.
Course Description This course is designed to provide an introduction to the specialty of clinical informatics and the ways information technology can be leveraged to support clinicians and improve patient care. In addition to providing an overview of the primary applications of healthcare information technology the student will also be introduced to concepts including, IT strategy, clinical workflow redesign, project management, clinical data mining for research, patient safety, system security, clinical decision support, and the role government and regulatory agencies play in the adoption of healthcare information technology. Student Learning Objective: Upon completion of the course the student should understand the factors driving the adoption of healthcare IT, the major healthcare IT functionality utilized by health systems and physicians, how healthcare organizations manage IT projects, how to leverage clinical data in the electronic health record for research and quality improvements, and the role clinicians can play in the successful implementation and continued optimization of an electronic health record.
Where To Report Wednesdays 5:00-7:00 pm. For specific course meeting dates and details, see syllabus to be provided by course director.
Requirements Class participation/attendance, read assigned articles, take-home final exam.
Evaluation Pass/Fail based on class participation/attendance and take-home final exam.
Notes This course is available to all students in academic good standing whose other obligations/scheduled activities allow them to attend and fully participate. Limited to medical students, MSN/DNP students, and medical informatics masters & doctoral students who have successfully completed their first year.
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Co-enrolled elective courses offer 2 weeks elective credit each; a student may only receive a max of 4 weeks elective credit from co-enrolled courses. STUDENTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO BE ENROLLED IN ONE CO-ENROLLED COURSES AT A TIME.