This free online course 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.
This course contains 13 online lectures and will take about 15 hours to complete.
This course was authored by Columbia University and funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT - see credits for more details.