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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • HST.921 (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Health Sciences and Technology 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Steven Locke
    Julie Yoo
    Jeffrey Blander
    Dr. Bryan Bergeron
    Dr. Daniel Sands

    Adjunct faculty:
    Mirena Bagur
    Sherri Dorfman
    Paul Heinzelman
    Gary Hirsch
    David Lash


  • Course Introduction:

  • HST.921 / HST.922 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    This course features student projects.

    Course Description

    This course will show how information technologies (IT) shape and redefine the health care marketplace. Students will learn how IT enhances medical care through: 1) improved economies of scale, 2) greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care, 3) advanced tools for patient education and self-care, 4) network-integrated decision support tools for clinicians, and 5) opportunities for e-health delivery over the internet. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to design an innovative solution to a current or future health care problem. Students' proposed solutions will draw upon understanding of tools and principles acquired and will be presented as an application design during the final days of the course.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .swf.


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