MHI2003H

Emerging Applications in Consumer, Public and Global Health Informatics

Prerequisite

MHI2001H – Health Informatics I

Description

Health informatics (HI) has traditionally been focused on technology for healthcare providers. However, HI is now transforming healthcare on many other fronts, such as by addressing consumers’ needs for health information (i.e., consumer health informatics). This course will provide students with an overview of the role of consumer health informatics in changing the face of our healthcare system. Consumer health informatics trends and applications such as artificial intelligence, will the explored, and relevant theoretical frameworks for the creation of consumer health informatics will be reviewed.Another emerging area of HI is public health informatics. This is the application of information and communication technology to the field of public health to support and enhance public health practice and business processes, with the ultimate goal of improving population health. The course will provide students with an overview of the function and activities of public health agencies and authorities in Canada, which will allow for a better understanding of the need and uses of technology in public health practice and research for syndromic surveillance, immunization management, etc.Populations around the world face different health challenges and live within different healthcare systems. This course will provide examples of the use of HI to improve health in various regions across the world (i.e., global health informatics). This will provide students with a broad perspective of the potential applications of HI appropriate for populations around the world.An overarching theme throughout the course will be the ethical and societal impact of consumer, public, and global health informatics.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Gain an understanding of the breadth, relevance, and emerging trends of consumer, public, and global health informatics applications in improving health and healthcare.

  • Examine and analyze select current consumer, public and global health informatics projects underway nationally and internationally.

  • Compare and evaluate current consumer information technologies.

  • Gain an understanding of the role of health information systems, such as disease registries and surveillance systems in supporting and enhancing public health activities and improving population health.

  • Gain an understanding of the structure, function and activities of public health agencies in Canada.

Instructor

Melissa Menecola

Emily Seto

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Accepting Students

HSR – Health Informatics Research Emphasis Co-Lead

Maureen Perrin

Evaluation

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MHI2003H

Emerging Applications in Consumer, Public and Global Health Informatics

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