About this Specialization
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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

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

Available languages

English

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What you will learn

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

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    Answer a health informatics problem through data retrieval and analysis.

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    Design a health informatics solution for decision support.

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    Create a change management and deployment plan for a health informatics intervention.

Skills you will gain

Data ScienceDecision Support SystemChange ManagementInnovationLeadership
100% online courses

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

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

Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

How the Specialization Works

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how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

The Social and Technical Context of Health Informatics

Improving health and healthcare institutions requires understanding of data and creation of interventions at the many levels at which health IT interact and affect the institution. These levels range from the external “world” in which the institution operates down to the specific technologies. Data scientists find that, when they aim at implementing their models in practice, it is the “socio” components that are both novel to them and mission critical to success. At the end of this course, students will be able to make a quick assessment of a health informatics problem—or a proposed solution—and to determine what is missing and what more needs to be learned....
Course2

Leading Change in Health Informatics

To succeed at health informatics means to put an intervention (whether based on data science or some other basis) into place, to have it adopted and used, and to achieve the goals intended, without unintended consequences. Looping back to the “socio” side of health informatics, we must make sure that our interventions make sense in the social context of any healthcare system. By the end of this course will understand issues around change management and will be able to articulate a plan to make change happen....
Course3

The Outcomes and Interventions of Health Informatics

For clinical data science to be effective in healthcare—to achieve the outcomes desired—it must translate into decision support of some sort, either at the patient, clinician, or manager level. By the end of this course, students will be able to articulate the need for an intervention, to right size it, to choose the appropriate technology, to describe how knowledge should be obtained, and to design a monitoring plan....
Course4

The Data Science of Health Informatics

Health data are notable for how many types there are, how complex they are, and how serious it is to get them straight. These data are used for treatment of the patient from whom they derive, but also for other uses. Examples of such secondary use of health data include population health (e.g., who requires more attention), research (e.g., which drug is more effective in practice), quality (e.g., is the institution meeting benchmarks), and translational research (e.g., are new technologies being applied appropriately). By the end of this course, students will recognize the different types of health and healthcare data, will articulate a coherent and complete question, will interpret queries designed for secondary use of EHR data, and will interpret the results of those queries....

Instructors

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Harold P. Lehmann

Professor and Director
Division of Health Sciences Informatics
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Ashwini S. Davison, M.D.

Associate Director of Education
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....

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