194.158 Health Care Information Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 4.0h, 6.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to have basic knowledge of the essential IT systems and IT infrastructures, the special requirements in design and implementation (medical environment, usability, communication, and data exchange, data protection and data security) and thus basic skills for responsible handling of medical data.

In addition, a graduate of this module is able to critically consider such information systems in their entirety and to actively participate in the design of these systems (individually and in combination).

Subject of course

  • Definitions of terms and introduction to eHealth
  • Introduction to types and structure of healthcare information systems
  • Integration and communication between IT systems
  • Architectures, implementation variants, and system context
  • Basic aspects of medical documentation
  • Domains, institutions, and stakeholders in healthcare based on patient journeys
  • Introduction to important standards for medical data transmission and coding (HL7, DICOM, IHE Profiles, ICD, SNOMED CT, ...) Basic application possibilities and design principles for security aspects with a focus on the healthcare domain
  • Practical application in selected case studies
  • Independent development, testing, and experience in conceptualization, sub-projects, and implementation variants of information systems and IT infrastructure in the health care sector appropriate for the LVA as part of the exercise.

Teaching methods

The responsible research group teaches engineering perspectives. Didactically, this means for the present LVA: Teaching of the necessary technical basics, definition and delimitation of terms, guidance for situational research in case of need for more in-depth knowledge, presentation of real, often large case studies in the context of the lecture, independent elaboration, testing and experience in concept formations, sub-projects and applications in the field of eHealth appropriate for the LVA as part of the exercise.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Estimated effort (ECTS Breakdown):

Preliminary meeting: 2h
Lecture units: 24h
Exercise elaborations:: 134h
Presentation of results incl. elaboration: 20h

Total: 180 hours (6 ECTS)



Course dates

Thu16:00 - 18:0005.10.2023 - 18.01.2024FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Wed16:00 - 18:0018.10.2023FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Wed15:00 - 18:0006.12.2023FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Wed15:00 - 18:0024.01.2024FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Health Care Information Systems - Single appointments
Thu05.10.202316:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Thu12.10.202316:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Wed18.10.202316:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Thu19.10.202316:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Thu09.11.202316:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Thu16.11.202316:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Thu23.11.202316:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Thu30.11.202316:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Wed06.12.202315:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Thu07.12.202316:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Thu14.12.202316:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Thu21.12.202316:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Thu11.01.202416:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Thu18.01.202416:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158
Wed24.01.202415:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 194.158

Examination modalities

In the lecture exercise, the necessary technical basics are taught, instructions are given for further research if more in-depth knowledge is required, and real, often large case studies are presented. In the practical exercises, in addition to the theoretical content of the lecture, different aspects of information systems and IT infrastructures in healthcare are further deepened or independently expanded in an exercise environment.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
27.09.2023 12:00 08.10.2023 12:00 08.10.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 521 Informatics Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 533 Medical Informatics Mandatory4. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


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