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Health Informatics on FHIR

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

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Through this course even non-technical students can gain basic proficiency in health informatics: 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. Module 1 covers the US healthcare delivery system's unique structural, economic and policy issues and the strategic role for health informatics. It also looks at the federal programs to encourage adoption of electronic record systems. 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. It features an interview with the developers of an innovative, new EHR. 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. It features an interview with developers of a innovative cloud-based service to bring together datasets and analytic tools from diverse sources. Optionally, as the course progresses, students read the instructor’s book, Practitioner's Guide to Health Informatics.

Taught by

Mark Braunstein
Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Subject Health Care
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 5-7 hours a week
Calendar 4 weeks long
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4.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Getting a first level of insights into the data (exchange) standards and methods used in a country's healthcare ecosystem is a fairly daunting task ! This course gives a good insight into which these are and why they're being selected in the USA.
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4.0 8 months ago
by Tamon Kawamura completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course focuses mainly on the IT or data aspects of healthcare informatics, e.g. data structures. If you want to learn the social aspects of this field, I recommend you to take another course such as “Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics” on Coursera.
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