INF 385N Informatics : Consumer Health Informatics
Synchronous class meetings conducted online.
The concept of consumer health informatics, health behavior theories, health information seeking and information retrieval, various forms of consumer health systems, and the design and evaluation of such systems
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Understand major theoretical perspectives to health behavior
Understand several widely-used health information seeking models
Examine health information seeking and information retrieval in the broader context of health behavior
Design effective consumer-oriented interventions for various purposes, including patient education, self-management, behavior change, and decision-making
Critically evaluate web-based consumer health information systems and applications
Analyze the social and ethical issues related to computerized healthcare information delivery.