2021 Medical Informatics

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Graduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Obi Takashi 
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Course description and aims

Lecture on the basic technology to deal with information about a disease and health appropriately in Japan and put on the knowledge needed the engineer who builds the system to deal with medical information.
To learn information processing in the medical field, overall technology and knowledge are needed. So we learn information processing technology of hardware, software and network technology, the sense of ethics which it's needed when treating medical information in Japan, information protection technology and standardization of the medical information.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Acquire knowledge related to the medical information systems systematically.
2) Understand the practical use and application of the medical information sysytem and future subject.


Medical Information System, PHR, EHR, Reginal Medical Cooperation, Privacy, Security

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Every lesson contains a lecture. Afterming to class, review the contents of the class. Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Medical care and Information Technology Understand the efforts of medical informationization in Japan and explain the importance of informationization in the medical field.
Class 2 Medical Record System Understand the legal positioning of electronic medical record in Japan and the security technology required there, and be able to explain the requirement for electronic medical.
Class 3 Radiology Information System Understand the imaging system used in the hospital and be able to explain the standard technology such as DICOM used there.
Class 4 Hospital Information System Understand the outline of hospital information system and be able to explain standardization technology such as HL7 used there.
Class 5 Integrating Healthcare Enterprise Understand the necessity of IHE in medical information cooperation and be able to explain its mechanism.
Class 6 Telemedicine/Regional Medical Cooperation Understand the efforts of regional medical cooperation in Japan and be able to explain new efforts such as IHE, SS-MIX.
Class 7 Network System for Medical Cooperation Understand the network technology used in the medical field and become able to explain the problem of constructing a medical exclusive network.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their understanding of the medical information systems, the current situation and the present issues of healthcare IT.
Students’ course scores are based on class reports (50%) and final report (50%).

Related courses

  • ICT.H513 : IT Society and Information Security

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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