This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge about advanced computer technology and its application in the healthcare field. It will also introduce the student to technological innovations in healthcare informatics as a discipline, clinical decision-support systems, medical expert systems, telemedicine, telepharmacy and Internet health applications. The course will emphasize the use of computerized health information retrieval systems, the advanced features of the Internet information resources, patient-related programs and data manipulation software for application in profession-related tasks.