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INFO5306: Enterprise Healthcare Information Systems

Healthcare systems intimately coupled to ICT have been at the forefront of many of the medical advances in modern society in the past decade. As is already the case in many other service-driven sectors, it is widely recognised that a key approach to solve some of the healthcare challenges is to harness and further ICT innovations. This unit is designed to help fill a massive technology talent gap where one of the biggest IT challenges in history is in the technology transformation of healthcare. The unit will consist of weekly lectures, a set of group discussions (tutorials) and practical lab sessions. The contents will offer students the opportunity to develop IT knowledge and skills related to all aspects of Enterprise Healthcare Information Systems. Key Topics covered include: Health Information System e. g. , Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and Radiology IS; Electronic Health Records / Personal Health Records; Health data management; Healthcare Transactions; Health Statistics and Research; Decision Support Systems including Image-based systems; Cost Assessments and Ethics / Privacy; TeleHealth / eHealth; Cases studies with Australian Hospitals. Guest lecturers from the healthcare industry will be invited. The core of student's assessments will be based on individual research reports (topics related to the current industry IT needs), software / practical assignment and quizzes.

Code INFO5306
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
The unit is expected to be taken after introductory courses in related units such as COMP5206 Information Technologies and Systems (or COMP5138/COMP9120 Database Management Systems)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the practices and principles of current health information systems (HIS) used in the healthcare sector
  • LO2. design and analyse HIS in the hospital and also in research studies
  • LO3. demonstrate awareness of evolving HIS technologies including Telehealth and Cloud PACS
  • LO4. ability to use library databases (hardcopy and electronic) of books, journals, conference proceedings, research reports, etc., related to health information systems
  • LO5. present ideas and make arguments effectively
  • LO6. obtain knowledge associated with the use of technology in healthcare that impacts the society.
  • LO7. Understand how to use evidence based medicine to evaluate clinical evidences from literature

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.