To provide the students with the main concepts and technologies to build and integrate information and decision support systems for clinical applications. Namely, the goal is to teach the main clinical informatics protocols and approaches for clinical systems, architectures and technologies for telemedical health solutions (namely for pHealth systems) and diagnosis algorithms applicable for clinical decision support.
The course will contribute to the acquisition of the following competences:
? Analysis and synthesis of complex problems;
? Problem solving, namely in the area of Medical Informatics.
? Team work;
? Critical reasoning.
Chapter I: Medical Informatics
Basic concepts in Medical Informatics
Hospital Information Systems
Chapter II: Hospital Systems
Standards for clinical information representation and transmission (ICD9/10, SNOMED, SIPE);
Electronic Patient Record (CEN 13606, openEHR, HL/ CDA)
HL7 (v2.3 e v3),
Chapter III: Tele-medical Systems
Services and technologies for telemedicine
Telemedicine norms (IEEE 11073 PhD e BSM; H323, H26x, RTP/RTCP/SIP, Sensor networks)
Chapter IV: Algorithms for Diagnosis and Decision Support
Clinical information analysis algorithms for Clinical Decision Support
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Computer Skills for the scope of the study; . Competence in information management; . Using the internet as a communication medium and information source; . Quality concerns; . Competence for working in group; . Competence in working in interdisciplinary teams; . Competence in understanding the language of other specialists; . Ethical commitment; . Planning and managing; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Bibliography of reference
. Henriques and P. Carvalho (2010) Slides de Informática Médica, DEI-FCTUC.
Bas Revet, DICOM Cook Book for Implementation in Modalities: Chapter 1 and 2, Philips Medical Systems, 1997.
U. Engelmann, H. Muensch, A. Schroeter, H. Meinzer, The last 10 years of evolution in teleradiology: an overview of concepts and approaches of CHILI, Int. J,. CARS (2007) 2 (Suppl. 1)S 315-316.
L. Schmitt, T. Falck, F. Wartena, D. Simons, Novel ISO/IEEE 11073 Standards for Personal Telehealth Systems Interoperability, 2007 Joint Workshop on High Confidence Medical Devices, Software, and Systems and Medical Plug-and-Play Interoperability, pp. 146-148, 2007.
M. Clarke, Developing a Standard for Personal Health Devices based on 11073, eHealth Beyond the Horizon-Get IT there, IOS PRESS, pp. 717-722, 2008.
Presentation of the concepts, principles and fundamental techniques.
Examples of real situations to illustrate the practical interest of the techniques and
its application to real cases.
Practical classes (2 hours per week)
Practical problems addressing the theoretical concepts, analysis and implementation