The Health Information Technology thread allows students to utilize technology that records, analyzes and shares patient/population health data. Throughout the curriculum, students explore health information technology and the impact of the electronic health record (EHR) on clinical care and population health as well as ethical and legal considerations.

Thread director: Scott Mead, MD

Phase 1

  • HIPAA
  • Social media/professionalism
  • Epic training
  • Patient communication skills with EHR
  • Wearable health tech

Phase 2

  • Chart review in EHR
  • Patient safety and the EHR
  • EHR note quality
  • Communication
  • Team communication using the EHR
  • Usability, design and implementation
  • Decision support