The course provides fundamental knowledge of concepts of health informatics and how technology is used in the delivery of healthcare to achieve a safer, higher quality, and more cost-effective health delivery system. Students will develop understanding related to the design, configuration, use, and maintenance of informatics interventions that improve healthcare delivery. The strategic role of information systems is examined, as well as the characteristics of computer systems, software applications, programming languages, and relational databases. care is delivered. Also covered is the US healthcare delivery system’s unique structural, economic and policy issues and the strategic role for health informatics.