Introduction to Health Informatics 101 Course Catalog

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One module is available each month.  Start at any time, the modules do not have to be taken in order!  Take any modules that interest you, or complete the entire series! Click the "Enroll now" link in the listing below to enroll into a module. Available dates are also displayed in the table.

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Course Credit

Upon successful Module completion, students have access to a general education certificate, or a relevant accredited certificate through TMS 2.0.  The accredited certificates available include: ACCME, ACCME-NP, ACPE, ACPE-T, ANCC, APA, NBCC, ASWB, NYSED-SW.  Completion of the entire series is potentially worth a total of 70 credit hours.  The individual Module credits available are as follows:  

  • Module 1: 12 hours
  • Module 2: 13 hours
  • Module 3: 13 hours
  • Module 4: 12 hours
  • Module 5: 10 hours
  • Module 6: 10 hours

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Course name: Module 2: Electronic Health Records and Data Standards and Exchange
Course description:

This module will define Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Personal Health Records (PHRs) and describe how the use of data standards can facilitate health information exchange. It will also introduce participants to several key topics related to the design and use of EHRs. Participants will learn about the relationship between Data Standards, Clinical Practice Guidelines and Evidence Based Care to Clinical Decision Support Systems.

Newly Accredited!  Now offering 13 hours upon successful completion for: ACCME, ACCME-NP, ACPE,  ACPE-T, ANCC, APA, NBCC,  ASWB, NYSED-SW

Learning objectives:
  1. Compare and contrast electronic medical record (EMR) with electronic health record (EHR).
  2. Describe the emergence of Personal Health Records and their implications for patients, health care providers, and health systems.
  3. Describe the fundamental requirements of an effective Clinical Decision Support System.
  4. Describe how the principles of health care data exchange and health care data standards relate to patient care, productivity and data analysis.
  5. Identify the more common controlled vocabularies in use today: ICD, CPT, NDC, RxNorm, LOINC and SNOMED CT.
Start date: February 1, 2020
End date: February 29, 2020
Credit hours: 13
Enrollment period: Now - Feb 20
Enrollment link: Enroll now
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