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.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Articulate a coherent problem definition of, and a plan for addressing, a health informatics problem.
- Answer a health informatics problem through data retrieval and analysis.
- Design a health informatics solution for decision support.
- Create a change management and deployment plan for a health informatics intervention.

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The Outcomes and Interventions of Health Informatics (Coursera)

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 [...]
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The Data Science of Health Informatics (Coursera)

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 [...]
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Culminating Project in Health Informatics (Coursera)

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 [...]
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Leading Change in Health Informatics (Coursera)

Do you dream of being a CMIO or a Senior Director of Clinical Informatics? If you are aiming to rise up in the ranks in your health system or looking to pivot your career in the direction of big data and health IT, this course is made for you. [...]
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The Social and Technical Context of Health Informatics (Coursera)

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 [...]
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