BMT-57408 Standards, Interoperability and Regulations in Health Informatics, 5 cr


Suitable for postgraduate studies.


Alpo Värri


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
BMT-57408 2019-01 3 Alpo Värri
Exam, accepted exercises and an assignment.


This course introduces student with key principles related to standards and regulations, which are essential to know while working in the health informatics domain. Health information systems interoperability and key standards will also be studied. Course requires the student to have pre-existing knowledge on basics of health information systems. After having passed this course, the student: - Can define what data security, privacy, and safety. - Knows the central regulations related to health information systems and privacy and security of health data, and knows how they need to be taken into account in health information system development. - Knows general health informatics standards and interoperability approaches, and can describe how they are applied in practice. - Can apply the most important standards which are widely used in Finland in health information systems in software development - Can assess whether a health information system is implemented according to regulations and interoperability principles.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Health informatics regulations, particularly for health software production: key international directives, national regulation, self-regulation.     
2. Security, privacy, and data protection. Principles, regulation and guidelines for application in health informatics.  Examples of practical cybersecurity incidents   
3. Standards and interoperability in health informatics. Key standards: HL7, CDA, IHE, etc.   Status of application of standards in Finland and other EU countries and in cross-border health information exchange.   
4. Health information systems conformance assessment.     

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

The students should attend the lectures and exercises and study the additional provided material in Moodle for the exam.


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Tyyppi Nimi Tekijä ISBN URL Lisätiedot Tenttimateriaali
Book   Principles of Health Interoperability HL7 and SNOMED   Tim Benson   978-1-4471-2800-7     Clear introduction to important standards in this course, especially to those who need to use HL7 standards in their work.   No   
Lecture slides   Lecture slides on Standards, Interoperability and Regulations in Health Informatics   Alpo Värri       Available in Moodle   Yes   
Other online content   Standard documents   ISO/TC215, CEN/TC251, HL7, IEEE 11073, European Commission, FDA       Available through Moodle   Yes   


Opintojakso P/S Selite
TIE-02201 Ohjelmointi 2: Perusteet Advisable   1
TIE-02207 Programming 2: Basics Advisable   1
TIE-02301 Johdatus ohjelmistotuotantoon Advisable   2
TIE-21107 Software Engineering Methodologies Advisable   2
BMT-57106 Health Care Processes and Information Systems Advisable    
YHTTAY-72101 Tietokantojen perusteet Advisable    

1 . These courses are mutually exclusive.

2 . These courses are mutually exclusive.


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BMT-57408 Standards, Interoperability and Regulations in Health Informatics, 5 cr BMT-57407 Standards, Interoperability and Regulations in Health Informatics, 3 cr  

Päivittäjä: Kunnari Jaana, 05.03.2019