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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


Nov 6, 2021

This is a nice course for you to learn Health Information Technology Fundamentals. You can also get an overview of Software Security, Authentication, Databases and customer services.


Feb 3, 2021

Very informative, educative and comprehensive. I look forward to learning more about Health IT. Thanks to the various teachers for teaching so well.

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By Deborah W

Mar 28, 2024

Great & Informative Course!!

By Derrick

Apr 19, 2024

It was very informative.

By Farah S

Sep 26, 2023

Well explained!!!


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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 Winsome B

Apr 24, 2023

Overall a very intuitive and interactive course. Learnt a great deal from the information provided. Thank you!

By Fanta M

Dec 12, 2023

The importance of keeping patient information safe is thoroughly demonstrated in a variety of ways.

By Narender K C

May 15, 2022

good Course for beginers in HIT but should be more conent for experinced one.


Mar 31, 2024

This Course is very insightful and intuitive

By Suresh R

Oct 13, 2023

Good course for everyone..!!

By Prosper I A

Apr 21, 2022

uuchsuch absolutely entitle

By Aris S

Jan 16, 2024

It was informative

By A.M I H A

Dec 9, 2020

Great course

By Hailey P

Apr 14, 2021

the videos with Jessica were so hard to watch because she talks SO slow and she has long pauses in the middle of talking to where it is very very hard to watch, I think you should redo all the videos and have Ebony do them because she is amazing

By Maxwell P

Sep 19, 2023

An upgrade from the first course, but it's not great.

The makers of this course should take some of the other Coursera courses and see how to make more professional videos.

By Sergio B

Apr 16, 2023

It is basis info. It will be nice to see new data from 2022-23 and not from 2020

Please. Update with new data

By wondwossen a

Jun 15, 2021

Good knowledge for starters.

By Vineeth V

Apr 16, 2021


By Pier P L

Mar 17, 2023

I appreciated the key concepts but some lectures were hard to make sense of (like the "disappearing patients" thing).