FHIR Informatics Practicum

Background

Applied informatics is rapidly becoming an essential component of informatics education along with the need for informaticians in Health IT. Current standards like FHIR allow the integration of externally developed clinical application to already implemented Electronic Medical Record. These standards are rapidly growing in its importance as a foundational technology in the evolution of the Health IT ecosystem.

The goal of this practicum is to integrate and apply the classroom knowledge into a specific project where students will work in teams to develop a fully interoperable clinical application

Instructors:

  • Viet Nguyen
  • Damian Borbolla
  • TA: Jacob Crump

Learning Objectives

By the end of this practicum, you will be able to:

  • Act as a contributing member of an Interprofessional Collaborative team.
  • Use system prototyping tools to design the application’s User Interface applying design principles and user engagement strategies.
  • Gather and document functional requirements that include system architecture.
  • Develop a clinical application that has standard integration capabilities, follows healthcare IT security protocols, and integrates decision support technology.
  • Explain the regulatory, intellectual property and commercialization concerns related to clinical software development.
  • Demonstrate oral presentation skills by presenting the team final work.

Upcoming FHIR Practicums

Date

Event Details

Jan-9

Introductions & Problem definition

Jan-16

Requirement Gathering

Jan-23

Get Coding!

Jan-30

Designing the App User Interface

Feb-6

Application and System Architecture

Feb-13

UX Design

Feb-20

Clinical Terminologies and Healthcare Standards

Feb-27

Clinical Decision Support (CDS) framework

Mar-6

Security/Privacy

Mar-13

Gamification, engagement strategies

Mar-20

Spring Break

Mar-27

Integration into a hospital IT System

Apr-3

QA and Testing Methods

Apr-10

Regulatory Considerations

Apr-17

VC pitch Presentations Practice

Apr-24

Practice

May-1

Presentations for faculty and industry Panel