Professional Certificate in Health Informatics on FHIR (The Georgia Institute of Technology)

General

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Program Description

Learn how web-based technologies are transforming the applications of informatics to patient care.
This series of courses begins with an introduction to the US healthcare delivery system, its many systemic challenges and the prior efforts to develop and deploy informatics tools to help overcome those problems.
It goes on to discuss health informatics from a historical perspective, its current state and its likely future state now that electronic health record systems are widely deployed, the HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standard is being rapidly accepted as the means to access and share the data stored in those systems and analytics is increasingly being used to support clinical research using that aggregated data.
It then turns to the impact of FHIR in transforming healthcare with a focus on some of the important and evolving areas of informatics including health information exchange, population health, public health, mHealth, and big data and analytics. Use cases and case studies are used in all of these discussions to help students connect the technologies to real-world challenges.

Job Outlook

  • According to the 2018 HIMSS U.S. Leadership and IT Workforce Survey:
  • 69% of healthcare software vendors and consultants have open positions
  • 34% of hospitals have open positions
  • 75% of vendors/consultants expect workforce expansion
  • 40% of hospitals expect workforce expansion

Real Career Impact

"Rimidi is a leading developer of SMART on FHIR applications for management of chronic health conditions. FHIR allows for seamless integration to EHR workflows and individuals with experience developing FHIR apps are rare and in high demand. Candidates who have earned a professional certificate through Dr. Braunstein's Health Informatics on FHIR courses on edX would have a distinct advantage in the health IT marketplace."
— Lucienne Ide , MD, PhD, Founder and Chief Health Innovator

What You'll Learn:

  • The unique challenges of healthcare delivery in the US and the developed world
  • The potential of informatics-based tools and systems to help solve these challenges
  • The impediments that have long existed to informatics adoption
  • The potential impact, technical details and current adoption of HL7’s new FHIR API including specific examples of its use for physicians and their patients; population and public health and research

More Information

  • Average Length: 5 weeks per course
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week, per course
  • Number Of Courses: 3 Courses in Program
  • Subject: Computer Science, Health & Safety
  • Institution: The Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Price (USD): Originally $297 USD, now $267.30 USD for the entire program. You save $29.70 USD.
Last updated Sep 2019

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