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Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future

This innovative, trans-faculty subject teaches how information technologies (IT) are reshaping and redefining the health care marketplace through improved economies of scale, greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care to patients, advanced tools for patient education and self-care, network integrated decision support tools for clinicians, and the emergence of e-commerce in health care. Student tutorials provide an opportunity for interactive discussion. Interdisciplinary project t...

Start Date: Feb 01, 2009 Topics: Design, Computer Science, General Engineering, General Health, Medicine, Public Health, Education
Cost: Free

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This innovative, trans-faculty subject teaches how information technologies (IT) are reshaping and redefining the health care marketplace through improved economies of scale, greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care to patients, advanced tools for patient education and self-care, network integrated decision support tools for clinicians, and the emergence of e-commerce in health care. Student tutorials provide an opportunity for interactive discussion. Interdisciplinary project teams comprised of Harvard and MIT graduate students in medicine, business, law, education, engineering, computer science, public health, and government collaborate to design innovative IT applications. Projects are presented during the final class.Starting in Spring 2010, this course will be titled Enabling Technology Innovation in Healthcare and the Life Sciences.

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  • Dates: Feb 01, 2009 to May 25, 2009
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Advanced
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Mirena Bagur, Prof. Steven Locke, Dr. Daniel Sands, Dr. Bryan Bergeron
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW
  • Topics: Design, Computer Science, General Engineering, General Health, Medicine, Public Health, Education

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About MIT OCW: MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

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