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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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TJ093055 TJS5 Healthcare Information Systems 2–6 ECTS
Organised by
Information Systems Science
Person in charge
Reima Suomi
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X
2017–2018 X

Learning outcomes

To give an overview of issues around health care, social and well-being industries’ information systems, and to prepare students to follow and take part in the national discussion on the topic, and to provide them capabilities to take part in information system development projects as a user representative.


Health and social care currently form a fast-growing and important area for information technology application. As any
other industry, health and social care too have their own characteristics that make application of information technology
a difficult task. This course presents application areas within the field and discusses the needed system development
methods and approaches in the industry. One key application area is that of integrated electronic patient records system
(EPR) with subtopics such as experiences with EPR systems implementation, possibilities of further use of ERP, and a
European perspective on ERP. Other topics include governance structures for IT in health care, assessment and
evaluation of health care information systems and the tradition of usability studies in health care applications, just to
name a few.
Content of course:
- Information systems in the health care domain
- Evaluation of information systems in health care
- Issues around Automatic Drug Dispensing
- Management of Healthcare Information Systems
- IT and communication standards in health care field
- ERP-systems in healthcare environment
- Electronic patient records
- Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) in health care
- Electronic prescribing
- The Finnish outlook - towards a national information system architecture for health care

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h
Group work 9 h 0 h

Lectures, visiting lectures and seminar. Work done in groups on some actual topics.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

Evaluation: Examination of lectures and literature, assessment
Exam 093053 TJS5 Healthcare Information Systems, lectures, 2
ECTS cr, obligatory.
Exam 093054 TJS5 Healthcare Information Systems, literature, 2
ECTS cr, optional.
Excercise work 093052 TJS5 Healthcare Information Systems, 2 ECTS cr,


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn

Study materials

1. Health Informatics: Practical Guide For Healthcare And Information Technology Professionals (Fifth Edition) (Hoyt... by Robert E Hoyt, Nora Bailey and Ann Yoshihashi (Feb 1, 2012)).

2. Critical Issues for the Development of Sustainable E-health Solutions - Wickramasinghe, N., Bali, R., Suomi, R., Kirn, S. (Eds.) Springer 2013.

Further information

Target group: 1) Students of School of Economics considering a career in health and well-being providing organizations and enterprises, 2) students of medical sciences wishing to get an overview of the issues around information systems in the health care setting and 3) foreign exchange students wishing to get an overview of the western welfare state health care governing mechanisms.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Valinnaiset opinnot (Information Systems Science)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Vapaasti valittavat opinnot (Information Systems Science)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science
Information Systems Science
Finnish Study Modules