Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics is a graduate-level, hands-on interactive exploration of real informatics tools and techniques offered by the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota's National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. We will be incorporating technology-enabled educational innovations to bring the subject matter to life. Over the 10 modules, we will create a vital online learning community and a working healthcare informatics network.
We will explore perspectives of clinicians like dentists, physical therapists, nurses, and physicians in all sorts of practice settings worldwide. Emerging technologies, telehealth, gaming, simulations, and eScience are just some of the topics that we will consider.
Throughout the course, we’ll focus on creativity, controversy, and collaboration - as we collectively imagine and create the future within the rapidly evolving healthcare informatics milieu. All healthcare professionals and IT geeks are welcome!
Informatics Theory Week 1 begins! This week, we explore and apply theories of healthcare informatics to professional practice. By the end of this week, you will be able to: describe informatics theory, analyze informatics theory related to practice and analyze health topics of interest to healthcare.
Data, Information, and Knowledge This module explores and applies standardized terminologies to professional practice. By the end of this module, learners will be able to: analyze the transformation of data to information to knowledge and explore and apply standardized terminologies to professional practice.
Electronic Health Record (EHR) Components, Evidence-Based Practice This module links EHR use to evidence-based practice. By the end of this module, learners will be able to: identify the benefits and goals of an electronic health record and analyze evidence-based practice within the context of the electronic health record.
Quality Improvement/ Workflow Analysis/ Redesign Week 5 begins! This week we examine informatics in relationship to new technologies in healthcare. Telehealth and technology are creating new ways to link people, and care, and health information. By the end of this week, you will be able to: examine applications of telehealth technologies and describe methods of engaging consumers in using health information technologies.
Telehealth/ Consumer Health/ Mobile Technology This module examines informatics in relationship to new technologies in healthcare. By the end of this module, learners will be able to: examine applications of telehealth technologies and describe methods of engaging consumers in using health information technologies.
Community/ Population Health This module relates informatics to community and population health. By the end of this module, learners will be able to: relate informatics to community and population health and analyze applications of geospatial information systems and health.
Informatics, Gaming, and Simulation This module describes applications of gaming, simulation, and virtual reality tools in healthcare. By the end of this module, learners will be able to: analyze informatics and gaming in relationship to health and healthcare and describe use of simulations and informatics to improve healthcare quality.
Informatics and Ethics This module explores ethical issues related to healthcare informatics in the interprofessional context. By the end of this module, learners will be able to: explore ethical issues related to healthcare informatics in the interprofessional context and analyze security and privacy challenges related to healthcare informatics.
Data Exchange and Interoperability This module explores interprofessional aspects of healthcare data exchange and interoperability. By the end of this module, learners will be able to: describe information exchange and interoperability and analyze interprofessional aspects of information exchange and interoperability in healthcare.
Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge This module explores the contribution of healthcare informatics to the foundation of knowledge in healthcare. By the end of this module, learners will be able to: analyze implications of Big Data for healthcare research and synthesize insights related to interprofessional healthcare informatics.
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