About this Specialization

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Beginner Level

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

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

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

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

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

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

The Social and Technical Context of Health Informatics

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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

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As health informaticists, we need to be very clear in our understanding of the current state (as -is), the future state (to-be) and any unintended consequences that can result from our interventions. Prior to introducing large scale change, we need to assess whether a healthcare organization is truly ready for change. This involves taking into account an organization's current culture and values. Successfully leading change through health informatics also requires strategic planning and careful financial considerations. Proper workflow redesign and a clear change management strategy are of utmost importance when introducing new technologies and in ensuring their successful adoption and proper use.  By the end of this course, students will become familiar with examples of successful and failed attempts at change in health informatics, and the reasons for each. Students will be armed with tools to help optimize their chances for successfully leading change in their respective organizations. ...
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....
Course5

Culminating Project in Health Informatics

This capstone course in the Health Informatics Specialization will allow learners to create a comprehensive plan for an informatics intervention of their choosing, and that will demonstrate to current or future employers the new skills obtained through the completion of this series of five courses in Health Informatics....

Instructors

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Sam Meiselman

Senior Software Engineer
Enterprise Data Warehouse
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Hadi H. K. Kharrazi, MD, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Harold P. Lehmann, MD, Ph.D.

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
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Paul Nagy, PhD, FSIIM

Associate Professor of Radiology
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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