IN5330 – Health Management Information Systems
A well-functioning health management information system provides reliable and timely data to support health managers in decision-making. Unfortunately, poorly defined information needs, data quality issues, poor data analysis tools and fragmentation of health information often leads to information non-use by health decision makers around the world. You will learn about principles, approaches, standards and IT solutions for improving health management information systems in a global health context.
After completing this course you:
- have insights in the purpose of health management information systems and their role in the health system as a whole;
- have an understanding of the relationship between data quality and data use for evidence-based management;
- can make recommendations concerning the appropriate use of information and communication technologies for data storage, dissemination, and presentation;
- can describe and discuss common challenges associated with the collection, storage, integration and dissemination of various types of health data such as patient data, health service data and resource data;
- can describe standards, principles, processes, and tools for designing an action-oriented health management information system;
- recognize risks and problematize ethical dilemmas associated with centralized digital storage of health data;
Admission to the course
Capacity limit 50 students.
Students on the masters programme International Community Health and Health Economics, Policy and Management are allowed to take the course.
If the number of enrolled students is higher than the course capacity, they will be ranked as followed:
- Students from the Department of Informatics with IN5330 on their study plan agreement.
- Number of ECTS credits.
Recommended previous knowledge
No mandatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.
- 10 credits overlap with IN9330.
- 8 credits overlap with INF9761 – Health management information systems (continued).
- 8 credits overlap with INF5761 – Health Management Information Systems (continued).
The lectures will be in the form of computer lab training with supervision. There will be one mandatory group presentation.
Written home exam.
It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: IN9330 - Health Management Information Systems, INF9761 - Health management information systems (continued), INF5761 - Health Management Information Systems (continued)
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester. Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.