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While there are no prerequisites, prior experience with, or knowledge of, health, healthcare, technology, and statistics are helpful.

Approx. 8 hours to complete
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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Identify opportunities for healthcare informatics interventions.

  • Apply a structured framework for articulating the components of decision support.

  • Design knowledge acquisition for decision support.

  • Outline a health informatics solution for decision support

Skills you will gain

Knowledge AcquisitionDecision TreeDecision-MakingDecision Support SystemHealth Informatics
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Beginner Level

While there are no prerequisites, prior experience with, or knowledge of, health, healthcare, technology, and statistics are helpful.

Approx. 8 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Knowing Where to Intervene

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 61 min)
5 videos
Should You?11m
Should You? II: HIMSS Framework13m
Does It Work?: Testing8m
Is It Used? Does It Accomplish Goals?7m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Defining Decision Support

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 47 min)
8 videos
Types of Clinical Decision Support7m
Design Phase9m
Define Phase7m
Ideate Phase2m
Prototype Phase2m
Test Phase3m
Deploy Phase9m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Using Transactional and Summative Data and Knowledge for Decision Support

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 84 min)
7 videos
What's in a Rule? Part II10m
The Language of Rules5m
Data Dictionary and Taxonomy14m
Value Sets11m
Semantic Networks14m
Ontology15m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Eliciting and Creating Knowledge for Decision Support

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 70 min)
9 videos
Expert Knowledge13m
Decision Support Committee3m
Eliciting Expert Knowledge11m
The Literature13m
Data -- Knowledge7m
Statistical Methods11m
AI Dangers6m
Summary2m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz35m

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About the Health Informatics Specialization

This Specialization is intended for health professionals, administrators, health IT staff, vendors, startups, and patients who need or want to participate in the health IT/informatics process. Throughout the five courses of this Specialization, you will learn about the social and technical context of health informatics problems, how to successfully implement health informatics interventions, how to design a health informatics solution for decision support, and how to answer a health informatics problem through data retrieval and analysis....
Health Informatics

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