BMI 5314 Technology Assessment in Healthcare

(web-based instruction)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of basic informatics competencies

This course will focus on methods and processes to evaluate positive and negative impacts of various techniques, technologies and interventions in health care. The focus will be standard approaches for measuring various outcomes, and development and evaluation of technology assessment models. The course will also focus on merging multiple measures outcomes measurement to conduct unified approach to evaluate the effectiveness of planned / implemented technologies, or to compare different options. Finally, the course will explore tools/software for the technology assessment. In this course, "Technology in Health care" will be used in a very broad sense, encompassing all interventions, equipment, treatment, etc., that are used in the health care field to care for consumers.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Describe the development of technology assessment in healthcare.
  • Explain the core competencies needed in the HTA discipline.
  • Discriminate between the various approaches for measuring the impact of techniques, technologies, devices, and interventions used in healthcare.
  • Identify and critically assess methods of economic analysis.
  • Summarize the use of cost-effectiveness and differentiate between types of cost analysis.
  • Discuss estimating selected health care costs.
  • Develop methods for reporting and presenting cost-effectiveness results.