Health Tech, Data, and Systems

2018 Spring INFO 5555 Cornell Tech

Spring Semester 2018 is here! Here's what you need to know.

Course Goals

This course will serve as a hands-on introduction to connected health technologies, data, and systems for computer and information science students.

Course Description

This course is a survey of the computing systems, technologies, and data sets used throughout the healthcare system–spanning provider, patient, payer, and pharma. Students will gain an understanding of the functional requirements and constraints placed on these digital systems and to provide a basis for future innovation.

Course Number: 12464


Professor Dan Stein - steind1 @ mskcc
Professor Deborah Estrin - destrin @ cornell

Student Assistant: Jill Sue - jjs383 @ cornell

Room & Time

Thursdays 4:45-7:25pm
1/25/18 to 4/12/18.
Cornell Tech Campus, Bloomberg 161

Office Hours

Recommended that you confirm by email beforehand.

Course Requirements

    Class attendance and participation
    • All students are expected to attend class sessions and to participate in class discussions.
    • Please discuss any planned absences in advance of class sessions with the course instructors.

    • Labs: Students will work in pairs to conduct hands-on laboratory assignments.
    • Session Lead: Students prep for running one discussion with industry speaker.
    • Final Project: Synthesis Poster Presentation on 4/19

    Grading Procedures
    • In class attendance and participation (weekly and Solo)--10%
    • Session lead (likely Solo depends on class size)--10%
    • Hands-on Labs/Homework --70% (Late policy TBD--likely 20% per day late).
    • Synthesis poster--10%

    Class Agenda
    • Discuss homework/labs: presentations of those being turned in and in progress
    • Topical background from Instructors
    • Clinical/Academic expert presentation
    • Hands on exercise/workshop/lab
    • Industry visitor presentation
    • Student-lead session with industry visitor

Students with Disabilities

Your access in this course is important. Please give Jill Sue (Your TA) your Student Disability Services (SDS) accommodation letter early in the semester so that we have adequate time to arrange your approved academic accommodations. If you need an immediate accommodation for equal access, please speak with me after class or send an email message to me and/or SDS at If the need arises for additional accommodations during the semester, please contact SDS. You may also feel free to speak with Student Services at Cornell Tech who will connect you with the university SDS office.

Academic Integrity

Each student in this course is expected to abide by the Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity. Any work submitted by a student in this course for academic credit will be the student's own work. You are encouraged to study together and to discuss information and concepts covered in lecture and the sections with other students. You can give "consulting" help to or receive "consulting" help from such students. However, this permissible cooperation should never involve one student having possession of a copy of all or part of work done by someone else, in the form of an e-mail, an e-mail attachment file, a diskette, or a hard copy. Should copying occur, both the student who copied work from another student and the student who gave material to be copied will both automatically receive a zero for the assignment. Penalty for violation of this Code can also be extended to include failure of the course and University disciplinary action.