Healthcare Informatics

Providing a global perspective on health and technology

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At a Glance

Type
Professional Education
Enrollment
Open Enrollment
Duration
Eight weeks Open Enrollment
Format
Remote
Cost
$2,500
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Develop an understanding of healthcare and technology from a global perspective.

The eight-week Healthcare Informatics program focuses on the key issues driving healthcare informatics, a practice that requires cutting-edge knowledge. The program is designed to teach you to identify the skills needed within a health informatics team and understand the issue of healthcare and technology from a global perspective.

Designed For

Designed for leaders and professionals in healthcare informatics who could benefit by gaining a global perspective on the state of the sector. It is also designed for professionals with less experience in the healthcare sector who are interested in delving into the world of biomedical informatics.

Learning Objectives

COVID-19 is shining a spotlight on the healthcare sector. When you consider the state of healthcare on a global scale, it has never been more useful to know how best to manage patients’ health data. Our program will help you understand the latest technologies, tools, and industry best practices to improve patient outcomes and make use of available information technology, allowing practitioners to better analyze and understand patients’ health records.

After completing the program, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the roles and skills relevant to the subdomains of biomedical informatics and the evolution of the discipline. 
  • Investigate the dynamics and challenges of the global healthcare ecosystem and the different points of interaction for patients.
  • Examine the role of electronic health record data and system interoperability in improving patient health through clinical  decision support. 
  • Identify how genomics technology and data science techniques support personalized medicine to improve patient health. 
  • Propose a set of guiding principles drawing on the ethical and legal frameworks that shape the healthcare sector today.

Instructor

Our expert instructor directs the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group Database project, which connects international patient data with external information such as genomic data and tissue availability. The center provides computational support for the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago, including high-performance computing, applications development, bioinformatics, and access to the clinical research data warehouse.

Curriculum

Remote Learning Structure

  • Eight weeks in length
  • Weekly, self-paced interactive learning modules and assignments are time-sensitive and should be completed by the set deadlines
  • Synchronous sessions and live question and answer sessions 
  • Mentors to provide continuous support and encourage a dynamic and positive learning environment

Program Objectives

Our curriculum is designed to teach you to:

  • Articulate the roles and skills relevant to the subdomains of biomedical informatics and the evolution of the discipline
  • Investigate the dynamics and challenges of the global healthcare ecosystem and the different points of interaction for patients
  • Examine the role of electronic health record data and system interoperability in improving patient health through clinical decision support
  • Identify how genomics technology and data science techniques support personalized medicine to improve a patient’s health
  • Propose a set of guiding principles drawing on the ethical and legal frameworks that shape the healthcare sector today

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Offered by The University of Chicago's Professional Education

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