KNOWLEDGE AND RESOURCES ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

STIA 443
Overview
Course Objective
Prerequisites
Course Format
Syllabus
Program Fall 2002
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
E. WALSH SCHOOL OF FOREIGN SERVICE
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM 
STIA 443   E-HEALTH: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTHCARE
(FALL 2002)

         R. J. Rodrigues

SYLLABUS

The course is developed over a 15-week period with a two-hour class per week.

There are three instructional units composed of seminars (26 hours) focusing on opportunities, challenges, and action-oriented development issues in health ICT emphasizing their international aspects. Student research papers will be presented and discussed at the workshops (4 hours) held during the last two days of the course.

UNIT 1 The Foundation and Practice of ICT in Health and Healthcare

Five two-hour sessions (lecture followed by discussion) Total: 10 hours

Seminar 1- Global Trends in the Organization and Delivery of Healthcare Professional and Business Models in the Healthcare Sector

Seminar 2 - Global Information Technology Trend-Setters From Health Informatics to e-Health: an Evolutionary Perspective

Seminar 3 - ICT Role in Internal and External Competitiveness The Health ICT Business Imperative

Seminar 4 - People, Transactions, and Value: The Essence of e-Health How e-Commerce and e-Government Experiences Can Help Implement e-Health

Seminar 5 - Review of Health ICT Applications

UNIT 2 - Challenges to the Deployment of ICT in Health

Four two-hour sessions (lecture followed by discussion) Total: 8 hours

Seminar 6 - Socioeconomic and Development Constraints The Complexity Issue in the Health Sector Human Resource Issues in Health ICT

Seminar 7 - Dealing with Innovation, Technology, and Development Public Authorities and the Private Sector Adoption of Health ICT Value, Relevance, and Usability of ICT Applications

Seminar 8 - Technology Infrastructure and Health ICT Impact in the Society and the Marketplace Market Determinants and Operational Issues

Seminar 9 - Standards Data Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality Quality of Online Health Information Crossborder Issues

UNIT 3 Meeting the Needs of Providers, Consumers, Payers, and Regulators: An International Perspective in Creating Policy and Action-Oriented Workplans

Four two-hour sessions (lecture followed by discussion) Total: 8 hours

Seminar 10 - Developing a Vision, Mission, and Plan of Act Building a Foundation to Enable the Development of Health ICT

Seminar 11- Bridging the Digital Divide Incentives for Technological Innovation and Deployment

Seminar 12 - Developing Skills and Leadership Market Development

Seminar 13 - Financing and Public-Private Partnerships Creating Incentives Through Regulation International Cooperation

 

(last updated July 19, 2002)