Short Courses

One-week and Two-week courses in Principles of Global Health Informatics

  • Based on the 3-Credit graduate level course BIOINF-2124 at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Lectures in the morning and site visits in the afternoon
  • Max. 10 trainees
  • Residential (reduces late starts, allows for more learning time, increased trainee networking)
  • Next offering Nov, 2019

Topics covered include the following:

  • Introduction to Global Health Informatics
  • Understanding the role of health data in low- and middle-income (LMIC) countries
  • Characteristics of healthcare workers in LMIC setting
  • Understanding healthcare infrastructure in LMIC setting
  • The role of patient identifiers
  • Features and benefits of the electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Engineering EMR systems for LMIC settings
  • Understanding design-reality gaps
  • Introduction to lean healthcare (practical exercise in understanding "pull" method for supply chain)
  • Case Study in identifying gaps in process and workflow
  • Lab information systems
  • Financial analysis of EMR investment (return on investment)
  • "Secret weapons" in global health informatics
  • Developing digital "job aids"
  • Fallacies in global health informatics