Healthcare Informatics: An Introduction

Healthcare Informatics: An Introduction
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Computer applications are the backbone of today's healthcare. Healthcare Informatics involves the obtaining, storing, retrieving, and using of healthcare information to nurture better collaboration among a patient's various healthcare providers. As the healthcare and technology fields continuous to grow, healthcare informatics is considered one of the number one job opportunities in an emerging industry. Our Healthcare Informatics course will provide an organized approach to introducing the major components of computer applications used throughout the industry today.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the basis of informatics and system analysis
  • Identify clinical reporting data and management
  • Recall the inner workings of clinical networks
  • Recognize disaster recovery methods and security measures 

Healthcare Informatics: An Introduction Module 1 Chapters
The Basis of Informatics and System Analysis

Nursing Informatics combines nursing, information, and computer sciences to manage information required for use in the nursing practice. In module one, we will look at the role of the nursing informatics specialist and how they apply the functions of clinical systems to arrange patients’ medical information. Also included in module one is an overview of database applications such as user interface, data management systems, and databases. 

  • Clinical Informatics Applications
  • Inside a Computer
  • A Clinical System
  • Object-Oriented Design
  • Clinical Database Analysis

Healthcare Informatics: An Introduction Module 2
Clinical Reporting Data and Management

In module two, we will examine clinical data reporting and how to specify criteria and translate physical data into a working database. Also included in module two is an overview of project management and the tools needed to apply a methodology that turns into reality.  The project manager uses open problem-solving techniques to address challenges that may arise during a project.  We will look at how to incorporate all team members in creating collective goals and meeting expectations as a whole.

  • Reporting Language
  • Insert and Retrieve Information
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Management Techniques

Healthcare Informatics:  An Introduction Module 3
Clinical Networks and Vendor Negotiations

It is important for the nurse informatics specialist to have a working understanding of how a computer network functions and how information is transmitted over the network.  Module three will look at the physical and wireless connections and examine how the roadways connect houses and communities together. Also included in module three, is a closer examination of the tasks performed by employees and vendors and the role of each as it applies to daily informatics management.

  • Encoding Data
  • Network Packets
  • IP Addresses
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Working the Contract

Healthcare Informatics:  An Introduction Module 4
Disaster Recovery and Security

Module four will focus on disaster and systems recovery. Catastrophic events may occur. The informatics specialist should understand how to handle records during disaster mode.  We will look at concerns and risks involved during this instance and how to handle not being able to process patient information and medical orders during this time. Since today’s medical records are electronic, and stored in a central location, it is imperative that security is set into place to protect this information.  Module four will examine key vocabulary used for storing and accessing records in these electronic formats. .

  • Clinical Disaster Recovery
  • Disaster Recovery Operations
  • Security Audit
  • Security on a Wireless Network
  • Computer Viruses

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player