Evaluation Methods in Health Informatics

Course Code: MSBI 32900

Everyday thousands of lines of print are dedicated to the promise of Chat-bots, AI Doctors, Robot Surgeons, Image Recognition, Self-driving Cars, and other disruptive technologies. The science of biomedical informatics evaluates the interface of humans and information resources or technologies to ask the question: We can do it, but are we better for it? Each week we will discuss the spectrum of evidence generated on emerging technology through the lens of popular culture, news and articles, primary research, and fundamental research methodologies. Specifically, each week we will review an emerging disruptive technology or information resource in healthcare through the frame of the week’s Friedman chapter, a student-selected primary research paper, and a popular news topic.