Health informatics for Health professional

Speciality Other Medical specialty - Hospital management

Organizer NIRAN AHMED ALNAQEEB

CME/CPD Provider Ministry of health


Scheduled date(s):

From 06 May 2019 To 29 May 2019

From 08 April 2019 To 01 May 2019

From 11 March 2019 To 03 April 2019

From 28 January 2019 To 20 February 2019

From 10 December 2018 To 02 January 2019


Aims And Objectives

Module 1: Computer Hardware and Software in Healthcare Learning Objectives • Distinguish between computer hardware and software, between input and output devices, and between operating systems and application software in healthcare. • Explain the roles of the CPU, RAM, hard disk drive and removable storage media in a Computer system. • Recognize that computer software is licensed rather than sold, should not be copied illegally, and may contain errors. Who should attend: All health care professionals who require a basic understanding of the role of technology in their health care practice. Module 2: Computer Network and Health Informatics Learning Objectives • List the benefits of computer networking, distinguish between LANs and WANS, and between private access and public access networks in healthcare. • Recognize why all computers on the same network must use the same protocol, and distinguish between the Internet and private intranets • List three type of channels used for data communications, and explain telemedicine and list its benefits • Explain health informatics and list the factors critical to its success. Who should attend: All health care professionals who require a basic understanding of the role of technology in their health care practice. Prepared by Hamza Alshawaf- Kuwait University HSC FAHS-HIIM UNIT 2: Information Management in Healthcare Level 2 is targeted at healthcare workers who already understand their role of technology in the healthcare sector. The Level 2 syllabus outlines data, Information and knowledge technologies used in a healthcare environment, and covers topics ranging from information protection, security, privacy and confidentiality and electronic record keeping. Module 3: Healthcare Data, Information and Knowledge Learning Objectives • List and describe the methods by which raw data can be processed into meaningful information • List the time, content and form aspects of information • Distinguish between information and knowledge, and describe the three knowledge types • Explain the components and processes of inference • Define understanding and wisdom in a healthcare environment. • Explain health informatics and list the factors critical to its success. Who should attend: Health care professionals who already understand their role of technology and wish to understand further using data to get certain information which leads to needed knowledge in healthcare. Module 4: Health Information Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality Learning Objectives Recognize that privacy drives the need for security systems, and that security systems protect privacy in healthcare. • List and describe the four elements of information security: confidentiality, integrity, availability and compliance. • List and describe the three types of measures that protect security: technical, physical and organizational (or administrative) safeguards. Who should attend: Health care professionals who already have basic understanding of the role of technology and wish to understand how to protect information and have security and preserve privacy and confidentiality of patients. Prepared by Hamza Alshawaf- Kuwait University HSC FAHS-HIIM Module 5: Electronic Record Keeping in Healthcare Learning Objectives • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of paper‐based medical record systems. • List the new features made possible by IT‐based record systems. • List the differences between EMRs and EHRs. • Recognize that EHRs require common standards for coding and classification, and introduce information overload and privacy concerns. • Recognize that EHRs enable integrated, coordinated care for patients, and offer efficiency, research and planning benefits for managers. Who should attend: Health care professionals who already understand health informatics technology and wish to learn how electronic health record system works from the point of data collection to storage and processing to information retrieval. UNIT 3: Information Technology Systems in Healthcare Level 3 is targeted at healthcare workers who have already completed information management in healthcare. The Level 3 syllabus outlines the administrative information systems, clinical information systems and decision support systems in healthcare environment. Module 6: Administrative Health Information Systems (AHS) Learning Objectives • Distinguish between the two types of Healthcare Information Systems: administrative and clinical. • Recognize that an administrative information system is an integrated network of systems that together streamlines non‐clinical operations. • Identify the two main elements of a PAS: patient record‐keeping and patient transaction support. • List the main features and benefits of administrative systems (PAS, finances, scheduling, HRM and materials management) and of a PMS. Who should attend: Physicians, clinicians and others who already completed information management in healthcare unit and wish learn the administrative information systems in healthcare environment. Prepared by Hamza Alshawaf- Kuwait University HSC FAHS-HIIM Page 5 Module 7: Clinical Information Systems (CIS) Learning Objectives Define a Clinical Information System and recognize its role within a hospital. • List the two categories of components within a CIS. • List the principal benefits of the three main Specialty Support Systems. • Describe Point‐of‐Care and patient management systems • List the benefits of incorporating a CIS into a healthcare environment. Who should attend: Physicians, clinicians and others who already completed information management in healthcare unit and wish learn the clinical information systems in healthcare environment, Module 8: Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDDS) Learning Objectives • Recognize that clinical decision‐making leads us to look creatively at situations. • List and describe the three decision types. • Define a CDSS and list its three main components. • Identify the features and benefits of CDSS's for clinicians and managers. • Distinguish a CDSS from an expert system Who should attend: Physicians, clinicians and others who already completed information management in healthcare unit and wish learn the decision support systems in healthcare environment,


Content Outline

Module 1: Computer hardware and software in Healthcare Module 2: Computer Network and Health Informatics Module 3: Healthcare Data, Information and Knowledge Module 4 : Health Information- Security, Privacy and Confidentiality Module 5: Electronic Record Keeping in Healthcare Module 6: Administrative Information Systems Module 7: Clinical Information Systems Module 8: Clinical Decision Support Systems


Target Audience

All health care professionals who require a basic understanding of the role of technology in their health care practice.