This course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge to apply the best available evidence to clinical practice problems and the information technology to support evidence-based practice. Course content includes critical appraisal skills to determine the quality of the research for 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.
No longer offered. Please see N9405. Formerly known as Practice Management and Information.