Evidence Based Medicine and Health Informatics

HPPA530 (Not Liberal Arts) Evidence Based Medicine and Health Informatics 30 hrs. 2 crs. Introduction to principles of evidence based medicine (EBM) and its application to clinical practice. Topics will include formulation of a medical question, implementation of a search, evaluation of potential sources of evidence and application of search results to clinical practice. Also covered are theoretical and practical aspects of processing, utilization and communication of the medical literature as it relates to use of electronic health records, medical coding and billing, use of medical calculators, and shared decision making. Preq: All prerequisites required for admission to the PA program and official acceptance into the program. This course may be offered in a face-to-face or hybrid format.