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Corso di Studi
Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (471) BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA
054301 - E-HEALTH METHODS AND APPLICATIONS [I.C.]
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (481) COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA
054301 - E-HEALTH METHODS AND APPLICATIONS [I.C.]
e-Health is defined as the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for health. In the context of ageing population and increase in chronic patients-related healthcare expenditure, ICT represents a key component for ensuring quality, safety, access and efficiency, also stimulating new paradigms of care, from a paternalistic to a collaborative model, from acute care to prevention.
The goal of the course is to enable students with relevant tools and concepts that are needed to master the complexity of ICT in healthcare in this continuously evolving field. Through the course, structured in two parts, Methods and Applications, which are interleaved throughout the semester, also practical projects will be proposed to groups of students, to stimulate their problem-solving, and giving an opportunity to present and discuss their work to an audience.
Innovation in teaching modality will be also utilized during the class.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
Students will learn how to:
Understand basic and advanced concepts of e-health
Use different taxonomies in the healthcare field
Face with different ICT tools according to the required situation
Consider the concept of ethics, privacy, behavioral changes from an engineering point of view
Use some medical informatics tools for data analysis
Applying knowledge and understanding
Given specific project cases, students will be able to:
Detail the corresponding requirements
Analyze and comment on specific design choices
Develop and test code fulfilling the requirements
Given a relatively complex problem, students will be able to:
Evaluate correctness of proposed solutions
Understand which factors are important to avoid failures when implementing eHealth
What are the usable tools for care professionals, the role of patient and of the engineer
Students will learn to:
Write a report to describe the design and implementation choices
Present their work in front of their colleagues during project labs
Lifelong learning skills
Students will learn:
how to develop a realistic project
how to use ICT in the context of healthcare
useful concepts to help them interpreting the surrounding everyday healthcare reality with a different perception
Please note that this list is purely indicative and class arguments may change due to teaching needs in this highly evolving field.
Overview of e-health data: Data flow in healthcare, Classification of Data type, Data collection and recording, Use of e-health data, From data to information to knowledge based system in healthcare.
E-health for healthcare professionals: Who are the professionals and the main stakeholders in healthcare? Evolution of healthcare information systems. Functional components of a healthcare information system; Health Information Exchange; Interoperability in healthcare; the central role of the patient in healthcare
E-health terminologies: Definitions of terminologies, classifications and onthologies; some relevant examples: Systematized Nomenclature for Medicine (SNOMED CT), Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) and Metamap.
Information retrieval techniques for data-mining of medical records: Natural language processing
Electronic prescription and delivery: e-prescribing definition and models; computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support system to prevent Adverse Drug Event.
Decision making in e-health: Biomedical Decision Making: probabilistic clinical reasoning; Management of uncertainties for decision making; Clinical Decision support system; Mining hospital data to predict patient outcomes.
E-health for clinical trials: the use of computerized systems in clinical investigations: electronic report form, electronic patient reported outcome measures.
Imaging informatics: Clinical decision support system for imaging; DICOM standard; Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).
A project laboratory is mandatory and is an integral part of the course. The objective of projects is to give the students the opportunity to tackle a real problem using concepts learned in class, working in small groups and organizing their work. Projects will be assigned at the beginning of the semester and are expected to be given in at fixed deadlines defined by the time the project will be assigned. The evaluation of projects will be based on the produced reports and on a final presentation.
Students are required to know the basic principles of programming.
Modalità di valutazione
The assessment will be based on a written exam, covering the two parts of the integrated course (Methods and Applications) at the end of the course, and on the projects developed in the laboratory part of the course. These projects will be presented to the instructor and colleagues at the end of the course. The scores of the written exam and of the project part, weighting each for 50% of the final score, will be summed to compute the total score. In addition, optional oral exam is allowed with a +/- 3 points range modification on the total score.
Type of assessment
Theoretical questions on all course topics with open answer
Assessment of laboratory project
Assessment of the design and experimental work developed by students either individually or in groups
2, 3, 4, 5
Assessment of the presentation of the work developed as part of laboratory activities developed by students either individually or in groups
2, 3, 4, 5
Optional Oral exam
Theoretical questions on the course topics
Shortliffe Edward H. and Cimino James J., Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine, Editore: Springer, ISBN: 978-0387289861
Tipo Forma Didattica
Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua
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Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
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Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese