To help with tending to frequently asked questions, below are some answers to the commonly asked questions. Information on this page is subject to change and will be completed updated each week.
Frequently Asked Questions
|OH will the hosted via Slack this term. The class has its own dedicated Slack network. You can sign up using your @gatech.edu email address. During scheduled sessions of Slack office hours, the designated instructor and/or TAs will be available on Slack for chats in the public #officehours channel or in private channels. For more information on this, see the office hours section of course website.
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Acronyms (Top of the Page)
|Will there be any proctored exams this term? (Spring 2018)
|No, there are no exams this term – neither proctored or unproctored.
|Will we be assigned teammates?
|No, students have to the opportunity to find and build their own teams. You should start forming teams as soon as you can by networking via Piazza and Slack. Official team formations begin during Week 3.
|How many students can be in a team?
There must be a minimum of 4 team members and a maximum of 6 team members in each team.
Smaller teams are allowed, with the approval of the instructing team.
|Does each team member need to a have role?
|Can teams create their own project ideas?
|Yes, Teams are free to choose their own Health IT problem to solve as their project but are highly encouraged to select a project from an external mentor. Students also have the option to work on building solutions for external mentors.
|When will I get assigned a Mentor?
During Weeks 6 & 7
Please refer to the Mentor Page for more info.
|What has changed about this term in relation to the Fall 2016 offering of the course?
There have been a number of things that have changed (over the past few semesters) both student facing and on the backend. The major jump from Fall 2016 (on the OMS side) to now is mostly with the updated lecture material (the healthcare technology field rapidly changes), individual assignments and participation.
There are no peer reviews this term (which used to be part of the participation grade). There has been an increased number of individual deliverables including – 8 quizzes and auto-graded activities (both FHIR-based and wildcards), and we now have a few more TAs 🙂 We will still have group projects but will likely increase the minimum number of students per team depending on enrollment numbers, etc.
Additionally, we have lectures on the first day of class, we are now using Canvas, and we don’t have to deal with the FHIR Server the same way we did before — FHIR Servers can be spun up independently.
For the Fall 2018 term, we also have an additional survey (Third Quarter Course Survey), Check Your Understandings and Stretch Assignments.
|When do we need to sign up for Github Accounts? Do I need to share my userid with the instructors?
|We will kick off Github Sign ups during Week 6. You do not need share usernames until then.
|I see two versions of the course lectures (ud448 and ud809), which one is correct?
|ud448 is the correct version of the course lectures. Please use this version to watch the lecture videos until the others are removed. ud809 are remnants of the old course lectures. If you have deleted either of your lectures please contact David Joyner directly.
|May I have help joining Slack?
|Sure. We have a designated Slack Group that you can join by using this invitation link.
|Is INGInious the auto-grader?
|I am not able to log into INGInious, what am I doing wrong?
|You must go to the INGInious site and click the login button. From there you should be redirected to login via the GT portal using your GT credentials. If this is not the case, please send a PM to the Instructors via Canvas.
|I do not have any healthcare experience, besides being a patient. Will that impact my success in the course?
|No, the course does not require having prior experience in the healthcare or health IT field. Please refer to the course home page‘s readiness section for more details.
|Interview with Gerard Anderson
|I am having trouble assessing HealthVault based on my location. What are my options?
|We encourage you to use the GT VPN to connect to the HealthVault Site.