183.253 Health Information Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand and apply the basics of health information systems. On the basis of a patient journey, special features, planning, and implementation strategies are discussed.

Subject of course

During the course of the lecture, the most important concepts of information systems in health care will be gradually introduced and discussed:

• Overview of the subject matter - Patient Journey and Healthcare Information Systems
• Documentation in the healthcare sector
• Mobile Health Apps and Tools
• Electronic health records
• eCard and nationwide infrastructure
• Hospital information systems, their modules and IT in the hospital
• Medical practice systems and IT environment
• Medical devices and diagnostic systems
• Care systems, systems for prevention
• Special topics like integration and interoperability

Teaching methods

The responsible research group provides engineering perspectives. Didactically, this means for the present LVA: imparting the necessary specialist basics, instructions for situational research in case of in-depth need, presentation of real, often large case studies, testing and experience in concept design, subprojects and applications appropriate for the lecture.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Effort for the student (ECTS-Breakdown):

Preliminary talk: 1,5 h
Lectures: 18 h 
Preparation time for written exam: 54 h
Written exam: 1.5 h 

Total: 75 hrs (3 ECTS)

If you have any questions, please contact care4u@inso.tuwien.ac.at.



Course dates

Thu16:00 - 18:0013.10.2022 Online via Zoom183253
Thu16:00 - 18:0027.10.2022 - 19.01.2023EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW 183253
Thu16:00 - 18:0010.11.2022EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW 183253
Thu16:00 - 18:0017.11.2022 Online via Zoom183253
Health Information Systems - Single appointments
Thu13.10.202216:00 - 18:00 Online via Zoom183253
Thu27.10.202216:00 - 18:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW 183253
Thu03.11.202216:00 - 18:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW 183253
Thu10.11.202216:00 - 18:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW 183253
Thu17.11.202216:00 - 18:00 Online via Zoom183253
Thu24.11.202216:00 - 18:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW 183253
Thu01.12.202216:00 - 18:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW 183253
Thu15.12.202216:00 - 18:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW 183253
Thu22.12.202216:00 - 18:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW 183253
Thu12.01.202316:00 - 18:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW 183253
Thu19.01.202316:00 - 18:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW 183253

Examination modalities

Written exam about the topics of the lecture
Attendance at lectures is strongly recommended.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
26.09.2022 08:00 07.02.2023 23:59 08.02.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 533 Medical Informatics Mandatory5. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


"Medizinische Informationssysteme und Elektronische Krankenakten" von Peter Haas, ISBN: 978-3-540-20425-1.

Previous knowledge

No previous knowledge required