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

Approx. 10 hours to complete
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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Articulate a coherent problem definition of, and a plan for addressing, a healthcare informatics problem.

  • Create an Informatics Stack analysis of an informatics problem.

  • Describe eleven socio-technical aspects of a health informatics problem or solution.

Skills you will gain

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Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

25%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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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. 10 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Overview of Health Informatics

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 106 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Health Information Technology for Patients6m
Health Information Technology for Doctors13m
Populations8m
Imperatives: Quality9m
Imperatives: Safety9m
Imperatives: Costs5m
Imperatives: Technology9m
Definitions10m
The Stack12m
Using the Stack13m
1 reading
The Stack10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

World, Organization, Roles, Function

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 81 min)
6 videos
Policy: New Models13m
Policy: Other Models7m
Interoperability12m
Privacy, Confidentiality, Security20m
Evaluation13m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz45m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Workflow, Information System, Modules

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 71 min)
6 videos
Articulating Workflow10m
Information System Architecture15m
The Modules Comprising Clinical Information Systems4m
Developing Software11m
Harming Workflow10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Data, Information, Knowledge, Technology

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 100 min)
11 videos
Many Types of Clinical Data18m
Information9m
Knowledge9m
Putting DIKW Together4m
Data Exchange15m
Interoperability Revisited: Text Data11m
Interoperability: Images8m
Making It Work Together6m
Technology: Hype Cycles4m
Careers7m
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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