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550.714.81 Secondary Uses of Electronic Health Record Data

1st term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Kersti Winny
Course Instructor :
  • Brandyn Lau

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


Introduces students to concepts, methods, and issues related to the application of analytics to Electronic Health Record (EHR) data. Covers the use of EHR data to define and identify populations and sub-populations of patients, evaluate common metrics in health care, and improve patient safety and care quality. Emphasizes the use of EHR data in hospital settings.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Translate a high-level data request into a well-specified request that a programmer could implement
  2. Identify privacy risks in a data request
  3. Identify information systems and data sources required to fulfill a data request
  4. Identify the IDs that need to be reconciled in order to fulfill a request
  5. Identify semantic threats from the component data systems
  6. Describe the architecture of an EHR-based query-fulfilment environment
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 50% Assignments
  • 40% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

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