NURS 674 Creation and Application of Health Knowledge

This course reviews the creation, use, reuse, and dissemination of health knowledge which not only supports decision making, but also leads to new discoveries. Students will learn about the emerging capabilities that allow for numerous data inputs to be analyzed and shared, and they will explore the relationship between clinical data and clinical knowledge and how organizations develop and deploy them to support improvements in patient care and research. The course includes topics such as available medical data and how it should be accessed, analyzed, and organized to support evidence-based medicine and research. Students will analyze current and prospective approaches to clinical decision support and expert system development and how to deploy them via new or existing knowledge-management infrastructures.