Introduction to Health Informatics
Health informatics is the intersection of information technology, computer science and health care. In this introductory course, gain broad exposure to the field of health informatics with an emphasis on its application to clinical settings. Explore the array of informatics sub-specialties, examples of different clinical applications (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, laboratory, public health), and the role of the health informaticist in bridging clinical care and information technology. Learn the core concepts and technologies, including terminologies, data standards, development approaches/strategies, data security and privacy. Finally, consider the policy context of health information technology, the potential benefits and perspectives on future directions.
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"I got a great overview of all the topics in Health Informatics and am now really excited to continue learning more. I had no idea about the breadth of this field - and I especially liked the lectures from different speakers."
Jodi Nygaard, IT Analyst, UC Davis Health System
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