LII:Health Informatics and Technology in Decision Making

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Title: Health Informatics and Technology in Decision Making

Author for citation: Nicholas King, Doane University

License for content: Unknown

Publication date: 2018

This is a Doane University-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced three-week course is designed to help learners "[g]ain an understanding of how healthcare informatics is deployed in diverse healthcare systems around the world." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $149. (The course is also part of a Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program.) The course requires on average five to ten hours a week of effort.

The edX course description:

"This course is part of the Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program which consists of 7 courses and a capstone exam. After completing the program, you can also apply to Doane University to complete your MBA online for approximately $10,500 (learn more about the program here).

Health Informatics Technology (HIT) deals with the acquistion, storage and retrieval of data and is central in addressing the challenges of safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency in a healthcare system. Proper management of dynamic data, such as electronic healthcare records, can enable a new approach for clinical workflow, evidence-based decision making and team-based care to improve overall public health. Gain an understanding of how healthcare informatics is deployed in diverse healthcare systems around the world.

What you'll learn:

  • Understand the concepts around Health Informatics and how it affects Public and Population Health
  • Compare how Health Informatics is being used around the world in healthcare systems
  • Use informatics to evaluate current healthcare practices
  • Discuss emerging trends in health informatics"


About the authors

The edX instructor is Nicholas King of Doane University. "He works for Cerner Corporation and implements Fetal monitoring interfaces on a day to day basis. Nick received his Masters in Health Informatics from the University of Missouri, Columbia. His undergraduate field of study was Management Information Systems. He enjoys working in Healthcare Technology because he gets to help in hospitals and work with technology at the same time."


General layout and contents of the course

A pre-enrollment syllabus is not available, and the general course layout is not clear without enrolling.

The course

PDF.png: The course can be found on the edX site, under the Business & Management category.