Health Informatics: The Cutting Edge

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Health Informatics: The Cutting Edge

Course Description

Adopting digital health records and sharing its data is a critical step forward. In order to foster better collaboration across patient healthcare providers, cutting edge tools and systems must be used to improve the quality of patient care. This course will look at academic and industry research and developments as it pertains to health informatics. You’ll learn how aggregated data can be used to understand public health issues and how it impacts your ability to treat disease. In addition, the course will also cover how digital data is driving predictive analytics to improve diagnosis and treatment, while effectively running hospital and health systems.

Course Content

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What You Will Learn

  • Health Level Seven International (HL7) as the global health care interoperability standards organization
  • HL7 interoperability standards history
  • The HL7 interoperability standards that preceded FHIR
  • The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) interoperability standard
  • The SMART on FHIR connected app platform with electronic health records (EHRs)

How You Will Benefit

  • Familiarize yourself with web-based tools for learning and utilizing FHIR and SMART on FHIR.
  • Learn how to work with major healthcare data standards.
  • Gain an awareness of the web-based tools for accessing data standards.
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