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 4: Usability and Human Factors
Course description:

This module will provide an introduction to the discipline of human factors with a particular focus on human attention and mental workload. Analysis of human error as well as usability evaluation methods to evaluate the design of the Electronic Health Record and medical devices to prevent user errors and enhance patient safety, are also addressed.  Newly Accredited!  Now offering 12 hours upon successful completion for: ACCME, ACCME-NP, ACPE,  ACPE-T, ANCC, APA, NBCC,  ASWB, NYSED-SW

Learning objectives:
  1. Describe how the concepts of mental workload, selective attention and information overload affect usability
  2. Describe the different dimensions of the concept of human error
  3. Discuss how human factors analysis can be applied to the study of the Electronic Health Record and medical devices for usability and error prevention.
  4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages (unintended consequences) of Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) in terms of cognitive support.
Start date: October 1, 2019
End date: October 31, 2019
Credit hours: 12
Enrollment period: Now - Oct 20
Enrollment link: Enroll now
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