100906: Medical Informatics for Better and Safer Health Care

About the Course:

This Research In Action Publication addresses medical informatics, the process of understanding and promoting the effective organization, management, and use of information in health care. Issues addressed include improving quality of care, continuing research to improve patient safety, and how computers can assist people in self-managing chronic diseases.

Authors

Kass-Bartelmes, B.L.; Ortiz, E.; Rutherford, M.K.

About the Authors:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about improving quality of care, continuing research to improve patient safety, and how computers can assist people in self-managing chronic diseases. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To become familiar with the role medical informatics plays in promoting safer, quality health care

  2. To learn more about computers and how they can be used to more efficiently and cost-effectively contribute to quality health care

  3. To find out about some patient safety programs that use medical informatics

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