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While there are no prerequisites, prior experience with, or knowledge of, health, healthcare, technology, and statistics are helpful.

Approx. 19 hours to complete

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What you will learn

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    Articulate a coherent problem definition of, and a plan for addressing, a healthcare informatics problem.

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    Create an Informatics Stack analysis of an informatics problem.

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    Describe eleven socio-technical aspects of a health informatics problem or solution.

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

While there are no prerequisites, prior experience with, or knowledge of, health, healthcare, technology, and statistics are helpful.

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Overview of Health Informatics

11 videos (Total 106 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Health Information Technology for Patients6m
Health Information Technology for Doctors13m
Populations8m
Imperatives: Quality9m
Imperatives: Safety9m
Imperatives: Costs5m
Imperatives: Technology9m
Definitions10m
The Stack12m
Using the Stack13m
1 reading
The Stack10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

World, Organization, Roles, Function

6 videos (Total 81 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Policy: New Models13m
Policy: Other Models7m
Interoperability12m
Privacy, Confidentiality, Security20m
Evaluation13m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz45m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Workflow, Information System, Modules

6 videos (Total 71 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Articulating Workflow10m
Information System Architecture15m
The Modules Comprising Clinical Information Systems4m
Developing Software11m
Harming Workflow10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Data, Information, Knowledge, Technology

11 videos (Total 100 min), 2 quizzes
11 videos
Many Types of Clinical Data18m
Information9m
Knowledge9m
Putting DIKW Together4m
Data Exchange15m
Interoperability Revisited: Text Data11m
Interoperability: Images8m
Making It Work Together6m
Technology: Hype Cycles4m
Careers7m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz35m
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Top reviews from The Social and Technical Context of Health Informatics

By SIJul 14th 2019

Very good information and the teaching material is easy to process and understand. I think the stack is a brilliant method to assess and to learn it is one of the important aspects of informatics.

By MSJul 8th 2019

This course is great for beginners in the field of Health Informatics. I really enjoyed it and learnt some new fundamentals concepts and models. Thanks for the effort put in this course

Instructor

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Harold P. Lehmann, MD, Ph.D.

Professor and Director
Division of Health Sciences Informatics

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

About the Health Informatics Specialization

This Specialization is intended for health professionals, administrators, health IT staff, vendors, startups, and patients who need or want to participate in the health IT/informatics process. Throughout the five courses of this Specialization, you will learn about the social and technical context of health informatics problems, how to successfully implement health informatics interventions, how to design a health informatics solution for decision support, and how to answer a health informatics problem through data retrieval and analysis....
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