2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

INSC 72450 Health Care IT and Data Analytics

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the various applications of IT and big data in health care. We will understand the broader policy context that has led to this deluge of information, such as the HITECH Act. We will explore different sources of health care data, such as Electronic Health Record data, social media databases, wireless sensor networks. For each of these data sources, we will review associated analytic techniques, such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) of free text from EHRs and social media. We will also explore the language of medicine


as expressed in various coding systems, such as ICD9-CM, ICD10-CM, and SNOMED, and how complex medical jargon can be made more accessible to patients.