3 semester credit hours/meets part of research informatics component
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
This course is designed to provide an overview of decision support systems in health care, with a particular emphasis on design, evaluation and application of clinical decision support systems (CDSS). The course explores the background and state-of-the-art of CDSS. Students will understand the mathematical foundations of knowledge-based systems, learn to identify areas which might benefit from a decision support system and evaluate the challenges surrounding development and implementation. The course also includes a detailed discussion of issues in clinical vocabularies and other important issues in the development and use of CDSS, and provides guidance on the use of decision support tools for patients.