Health Informatics Forum Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Welcome to the Health Informatics Forum Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

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

The MOOC is completely free to access and participate in but there are no certificates of completion or other qualifications at the end.

The course materials have been developed by Columbia University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Oregon Health and Science University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham through a $10 million grant from the ONC and released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License which is why we are able to use the materials in this MOOC. The authors and developers of each component are listed on the component home pages.

Creative Commons License

You need to be a member of Health Informatics Forum to add comments!

Join Health Informatics Forum


  • I want to get into this Healthcare Informatics field but i am a non-IT guy, listening to this MOOC lectures on Information and computer sciences will make me enable to perform the responsibilities of Healthcare informatics guy or do i need to spend 2 to 3 years in having an IT degree to get any entry level job in this field in India

  • Hi Narinder, you might want to check out this thread about jobs in India:

  • What is the scope of Healthcare Informatics jobs in India?

  • Hello, where can I find the power point slides for the lectures so far???

  • Dear Derek

    you can use software so called "start transfer 7"

  • I enjoyed the tutorials on the Epi Info version 7. I want to know if i can transfer data from a data analysis software to another.

    example, from SPSS to Epi Info. If yes, how do I go about it.

  • Saludos , interesante propuesta esperamos que podamos compartir esta valiosa experiencia.

    Greetings, interesting proposal we hope that we share this valuable experience.

    Thanks for the support.

  • Wonderful courses, great materials

  • I am going to open an introductory course (3 credit hours) on health informatics to Master degree students. After reading the materials, I am considering to include contents of components 1, 2, and 3 in this course. Will that too much for a 28-lectur course (75 minutes each lecture)?

    Another question, I need to find a textbook for this course, any recommendations?

    Thank you very much.

  • That's great materials. Thank you all for your hard work.

    I was asked to open an introductory course on public health informatics to MS graduate students. Does anyone have any suggestion for textbook? I got the book “health information technology basics,” it may be too simple for this course. Most of my students are in biology background.

    Thank you for suggestion.

This reply was deleted.