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YBS4005Health Information Systems3+0+0ECTS:5
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Compulsory
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Kemal TURHAN
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
By revealing the distinctive features of healthcare-specific information systems within the framework of General Information Systems; To achieve the learning objectives determined on the operation, design and maintenance of these systems by well understanding the structure, diversity, volume and processing processes of data in the field of health.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : They will learn the common aspects of general information systems and Health Information Systems and the different dimensions of SIS.4,6
LO - 2 : They will learn the inputs, operational processes, outputs, internal and external relationships and stakeholders of each of the Hospital Information Systems, Laboratory Information Systems, Radiology Information Systems, PACS and Clinical Information Systems, covering their technical dimensions.4,6
LO - 3 : Students will learn about database management systems and architecture, information system applications and technical aspects that are being developed at every stage of the Medical Cycle.4,6
LO - 4 : Will learn the relationship between the human-computer interaction model and the medical cycle in health.4,6
LO - 5 : They will know the ethical and legal dimensions of information security and privacy in health and learn how to use them in practice.4,6
LO - 6 : Knowing electronic standards such as HL7, ASTM, DICOM and their intended use in health, as well as their ISO, XML general standards and interoperability issues, and gaining the ability to reason according to the situation.4,6
LO - 7 : Knowing all aspects of electronic health records and being able to evaluate this subject and other learning outcomes in an integrated manner.4,6
LO - 8 : Knows classification and naming systems such as ICD and SNOMED, and takes part in application development processes when necessary to know their intended use and the tools required for their implementation.4,6
LO - 9 : To evaluate Industry 4.0 and Health 4.0 technology trends in terms of health information systems and to understand the changes and innovations that will occur in the future.4,6
LO - 10 : The application of developments in machine learning methods and artificial intelligence within the Medical Cycle can foresee new developments in terms of technology use, decision support systems and expert systems.4,6
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Basic concepts of Health Information Systems and their relationships within the framework of general system theory and basic information technologies. In order for health information systems to perform their functions correctly, the Medical Cycle consisting of Observation, Diagnosis and Treatment stages and the definition of information technologies that enable the functioning of the medical, administrative and financial processes that will occur within this cycle, learning the concepts and the manpower resource that knows and understands these concepts and can carry out the applications will be achieved. It is an educational curriculum. The main sections of the course are Medical Informatics, Health Information Systems and types of information systems that should be in a hospital, electronic health records, basic data structure and data standards used in the field of health and their application areas. Nomenclature and classification systems. National and international interoperability in the field of healthcare and electronic and semantic standards used for data exchange.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1What is medical informatics and what are the basic concepts for health information systems. Considering it from a historical perspective. The current situation of the medical world and possible changes in the future. Health information systems before computers.
 Week 2Human computer comparison. Computing power and its importance for medicine. Technological change and its reflections on information systems.
 Week 3Systems theory. Health information systems as an information system. For example, a hospital information system.
 Week 4Basic concepts and study areas of medical informatics. History and historical development processes. Reflections of these developments on information systems.
 Week 5Distinguishing features of health data. Importance, accuracy and reliability of health data. Data, information and knowledge concepts.
 Week 6What is the Medical Cycle? The functioning of the cycle with Observation, Diagnosis and Treatment and its relevance to business processes. Information systems and technologies at the stages of the medical cycle.
 Week 7Human computer interaction model in health. The relevance of the model to the medical cycle. Human computer interaction and impact seen at every stage in the model.
 Week 8Veri tabanı yönetim sistemleri. Sağlık bilgi sistemleri için veri tabanı tasarımı. SQL ve veri yönetimi.
 Week 9Midterm
 Week 10Electronic health records. Content and communication standards.
 Week 11Standard organizations working for electronic health records. Nationally and internationally valid qualifications for electronic health records.
 Week 12
 Week 13Data standards for health information systems. ICD as classification systems SNOMED as naming systems Patient privacy and three-zone patient information security model.
 Week 14Yapay sinir ağları örneği ile yapay zeka ve çalışma mantığı.
 Week 15A look at the future in terms of health 4.0 and health information systems.
 Week 16End of Term Exam
Textbook / Material
1J. H. van BemmelMark Alan MusenMark Alan Musen, Ocak 1997, A Handbook of Medical Informatics, Springer-Verlag
Recommended Reading
1Toni L. HebdaKathleen HunterPatricia Czar, Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals, 6th edition, Published by Pearson (September 15, 2020) © 2019
2Prof. Dr. Keamal TURHAN ders sunumları.
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Homework/Assignment/Term-paper 1 50
End-of-term exam 1 50
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