Health Informatics: Current and Historical Perspective

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Health Informatics: Current and Historical Perspective

Course Description

The field of health informatics emphasis the management and use of patient healthcare information. In this course, you’ll gain a brief overview of its history and capabilities, as well as an understanding of its slow adoption within organizations. You’ll be introduced to the Fast Healthcare Interoperability (FHIR) standard and concept of a Learning Healthcare System. Class discussions will focus on alternate care models, electronic medical records, patient-facing informatics tools and approaches, and the technical and policy issues surrounding healthcare data sharing. Interviews and activities will illustrate learning objectives and provide insight into real world uses of health informatics across organizations.

Course Content

The current course content is available on the edX registration page.

What You Will Learn

  • The key issue of chronic disease and the critical role informatics can play in managing it
  • The potential of electronic health records (EHRs)
  • The challenges to the design and usability EHRs
  • The twin challenges of EHR adoption and data sharing
  • The technologies and tools historically used to achieve that engagement

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain contemporary approaches to patient engagement.
  • Understand the critical role of patient engagement.
  • Learn the major challenges facing healthcare delivery systems around the world.
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