IS 590GH Global Health Informatics

The course will examine the current state of global health informatics from both a local and global perspective, including opportunities and challenges. Focus will be placed on the transition from paper-based records to electronic systems, with a particular emphasis on large international open-source initiatives and use of mobile devices. Guest speakers will share their experiences with WHO, international education based on mobile devices, and regulatory issues.

Learning objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of major open source software initiatives in health informatics .
  • Demonstrate an understanding of global health and its importance to local health.
  • Demonstrate an understanding oft he impact of cultural differences on health information.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities and challenges of mHealth.

Recent syllabus

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).