Health Informatics on FHIR

Open Online

Course Description

In this course, technical and non-technical students can gain basic proficiency in health informatics. Health informatics is the application of computing to healthcare delivery, public health, and community-based clinical research.

The overall course paradigm is the Institute of Medicine's vision of a "Learning Health System" that uses data from actual patient care to gain new knowledge and feeds that knowledge back as care is delivered to achieve a safer, higher quality, and more cost effective health delivery system.

How You Will Benefit

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to understand:

  • Key U.S. health system incentives, attributes and problems
  • The potential role of health informatics in addressing those issues
  • Federal programs for EHR adoption and better incentives
  • Key health data and interoperability standards
  • Key challenges in deploying informatics and the potential role of analytics-based tools in solving them
  • How big data and analytics may transform healthcare

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  • Module 1 covers the US healthcare delivery system's unique structural, economic, and policy issues and the strategic role for health informatics.
  • Module 2 gives a high level overview of some key health standards with a particular emphasis on the new Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) standard.
  • Module 3 explores how these technologies are being deployed, and some of their current limitations using specific commercial and open source systems as examples.
  • Module 4 presents examples of cutting edge research using big data and shows how analytic based tools are helping overcome some of the challenges posed in the prior module.


Technology Requirements

Verify you meet the minimum technology requirements for this section.

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Course Info

Course ID: DL 0020M
Course Format: Online