Information Systems in Health
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado
The methodology will be primarily expository, but with an important interaction component pointing to what every student knows in his reality for the construction of knowledge.
There is still a series of seminars with the presence of entities that currently hold responsibility in the management and implementation of health information systems.
The final assessment is based on a work that aims to analyze a particular situation that has to do with the experiences of each student and a corresponding critical analysis with suggested solution.
This curricular unit aims to provide in-depth knowledge about the basic concepts associated with health information systems, to their use and optimization.
At the end the students shall be able to: identify the needs of an organization in information systems; know the steps for the implementation of information systems in an organization; relate concepts of data, information and knowledge; know the importance of the concepts of integration and interoperability of information systems; meet national policies for health information systems.
Information systems and organizations
Data, information and knowledge
Information systems and decision making
Health information Systems
The need for information integration
The importance of the interoperability of local, regional and national information systems
Quality, security and integrity of data
Governance of information systems
Health information systems for the production of indicators.
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SERRANO, António et al; Gestão de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação; 2004; FCA – Editora de Informática.