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This forum is an online learning community with over 8,000 members from around the world. We host a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for the international Health Informatics community.

The MOOC is comprised of 20 health informatics courses each with a number of narrated Flash lectures and a series of online class discussions.

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Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

A collection of large and complex data sets which are difficult to process using common database management tools or traditional data processing applications.
“Big data refers to the tools, processes and procedures allowing an organization to create manipulate and manage very large data sets and…

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New Post in Clinical Informatics in Kenya

JOB PURPOSE: To develop and support new research initiatives in the field of clinical informatics - the development and use of electronic medical record systems to improve clinical care - in Kenya.

The Health Services Unit led by Prof. Mike English based in Nairobi has conducted several important clinical trials, observational studies, quality of care and implementation studies, and has a multi-disciplinary team spanning…

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New Online Certificate program in Public Health Informatics at City University of New York !!!

We are starting a very innovative online, live synchronous Certificate Program in Public Health Informatics, one of the fastest growing disciplines providing expertise to individuals in using technologies to address Public Health issues of the 21st century. The proposed Certificate program is 28 weeks (24 weeks of learning and one month of research) and can be completed within 7 to 12 months. Please visit our page at (http://sph.cuny.edu/admissions/phi-certificate-program/). The purpose of…

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Questionnaire for Health Information Fields - Need Help for School

Hi there!  I'm pursuing a degree in Health Information Technology, and one of my assignments is to talk with someone in the field about their job.  As it is an online course, and I am out of the country currently, my teacher said I could try to find someone online who might be able to help. I have typed up a few questions (about 16 to be exact), about your job (for example, what are some of your everyday tasks, what is your favorite thing about your job, etc.), and would really like some…

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eLearning Courses

Introduction to Health IT

This free online course, Introduction to Health IT: Health Management Information Systems, is a “theory” component that provides an introduction to health care applications and the systems that use them, health information technology standards, health-related data structures, and enterprise architecture in health care organizations.

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Installation and Maintenance of Health IT Systems

This free course, Installation and Maintenance of Health IT Systems, covers fundamentals of selection, installation and maintenance of typical Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems. Students will be introduced to the principles underlying system configuration including basic hardware and software components, principles of system selection, planning, testing, troubleshooting, and final deployment.  System security and procedures will also be introduced in this component.

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Configuring Electronic Health Records

This free online course, Configuring Electronic Health Records, provides a practical experience with a laboratory component (utilizing the VistA for Education program) that will address approaches to assessing, selecting, and configuring EHRs to meet the specific needs of customers and end-users.

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Standards, Networking and Health Information Exchange

This free online course, Standards, Networking and Health Information Exchange, will introduce the student to networking and health information exchange aspects of health IT. The course covers the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) ISO standard, EHR and health data interchange standards and privacy and security issues associated with health information exchange.

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Usability and Human Factors

This free online course, Usability and Human Factors, will discussion of rapid prototyping, user-centered design understanding effects of new technology workflow on downstream processes; facilitation of unit-wide focus groups or simulation.

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Vendor-Specific Electronic Health Records (EHR) Systems

This free online course, Vendor-Specific Electronic Health Records (EHR) Systems, will provide an in-depth discussion in Vendor-Specific Systems, focusing specifically in areas such as system and database architectures used in commercial Electronic Health Records (EHRs), vendor strategies for terminology, knowledge management, ways to assess decision support capabilities in EHRs, and finally vendor-specific training (go-live strategies).

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Working with Health IT Systems

This free online course, Working with Health IT Systems, is a laboratory component. Students will work with simulated systems or real systems with simulated data.  As they play the role of practitioners using these systems, they will learn what is happening “under the hood.”  They will experience threats to security and appreciate the need for standards, high levels of usability, and how errors can occur.

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Working in Teams

Working in Teams is an experiential course that helps trainees become “team players” by understanding their roles, the importance of communication, and group cohesion.

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Professionalism/Customer Service in the Health Environment

This free online course, Professionalism/ Customer Service in the Health Environment, develops the skills necessary to communicate effectively across the full range of roles that will be encountered in healthcare and public health settings.

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Planning, Management and Leadership for Health IT

This free online course, Planning, Management and Leadership for Health IT, targets those preparing for leadership roles, principles of leadership and effective management of teams.  Emphasis on the leadership modes and styles best suited to IT deployment.

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Quality Improvement in Health IT

This free online course, Quality Improvement in Health IT, introduces the concepts of health IT and practice workflow redesign as instruments of quality improvement.  It addresses establishing a culture that supports increased quality and safety. It also discusses approaches to assessing patient safety issues and implementing quality management and reporting through electronic systems.

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Health Workflow Process Analysis & Redesign

This free online course, Health Workflow Process Analysis & Redesign, covers fundamentals of health workflow process analysis and redesign as a necessary component of complete practice automation.  Process validation and change management are also covered.

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Public Health IT

This free online course, Public Health IT, is specifically for individuals interested in a career in public health. This component will provide an overview of specialized public health applications such as registries, epidemiological databases, biosurvelliance, public health reporting alerts, quality reporting, and how to adopt/use of population health functions for electronic health records and consumer functions for personal health records. In addition, this component will address the potential of public health information technology for health promotion and chronic disease prevention.

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History of Health Information Technology in the U.S.

This free online course, History of Health Information Technology in the U.S., traces the development of IT systems in health care and public health, beginning with the experiments of the 1950s and 1960s and culminating in the HITECH act, including the introduction of the concept of “meaningful use” of electronic health records.

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