Informatics and Evidenced-Based Practice
This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge to apply the best available evidence to resolve clinical practice problems and to use information technology to support evidence-based practice. Course content includes critical appraisal skills to determine the quality of the research fro usability in practice, to determine if the findings have applicability in a specific practice and what the findings mean for the patient. Overview of informatics topics of most relevance to evidence-based practice will be presented. Topics include: standardized clinical terminology; health care standards; electronic health records; retrieval and critical analysis of digital data, information, and knowledge; clinical decision making and decision support including decision analysis.