Course description

Health information systems provide technology and enable information exchange for healthcare enterprises health information exchanges health insurers and other participants in the healthcare industry. This is a rapidly changing and evolving field laying the foundation for improvements in healthcare efficiency quality and health outcomes. The course provides an overview of key healthcare information technologies and concepts healthcare data and analytics electronic health records (EHR) health information exchanges (HIE) healthcare information privacy and security telemedicine consumer health and mobile health systems and population health management. A number of case studies provide additional analysis of technology challenges and solutions in healthcare informatics.


  • Director of Software Engineering and Quality Assurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

  • Harvard Summer School

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