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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Health Information Technology Fundamentals by Johns Hopkins University

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About the Course

In this course you will receive an overview of the health IT ecosystem with a specific focus on the role of electronic health records (EHRs). You’ll be introduced to the factors that contributed to the move from paper records to digitized records and who the most common vendors are. We’ll go over features of EHRs such as computerized provider order entry, clinical decision support, documentation capabilities, and medication reconciliation. Like a physician’s stethoscope, the EHR has become an important tool in healthcare delivery and plays a part throughout the patient’s journey. You’ll go through each of the steps from patient scheduling, to front desk registration, outpatient visits, emergency room encounters, and inpatient admissions. During the course, we’ll also cover examples of how technical issues related to the EHR can be as simple as problems with logging or password resets. But how they can also be more complex related to alerts that are firing and the display of information. Although some of those challenges are beyond the scope of the IT support staff, having familiarity with the scope of potential problems and the broader EHR landscape is important. This course also includes an introduction to database architecture, servers, and interfaces. We wrap up by discussing the importance of training end-users on healthcare technology and the way in which effective change management strategies are crucial....

Top reviews

NB
Jan 13, 2021

one of the best in terms of its in depth and the ability to infuse hospital case studied is very good

FA
Nov 29, 2020

very informative... again i can relate to this course

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By Jeffrey L

Jan 17, 2021

Basic but informative and provides a high level overview to help me with my current role and be able to apply the training into day to day discussions on EHR. Thank you Coursera and John Hopkins for the program.

By eva e q n

Jan 14, 2021

one of the best in terms of its in depth and the ability to infuse hospital case studied is very good

By Francos G S A

Nov 30, 2020

very informative... again i can relate to this course

By Debra H

Jan 23, 2021

very easy to understand.

By Veronica O

Jan 18, 2021

Provides a good connection between IT Support staff and real applications. Also a good introduction to EHR, database and CDS

By A.M I H A

Dec 9, 2020

Great course