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Healthcare Analytics and Decision Making

Healthcare leaders deal with important challenges that can affect public health. Learn about health informatics solutions and financial systems needed to manage planning, quality assurance, risk management, and evidence-based decision-making.

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Healthcare Analytics and Decision Making

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Healthcare Analytics and Decision Making

Healthcare leaders deal with important challenges that can affect public health. Learn about health informatics solutions and financial systems needed to manage planning, quality assurance, risk management, and evidence-based decision-making.

Healthcare Analytics and Decision Making
8 weeks
5–10 hours per week
Self-paced
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Free
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There is one session available:

After a course session ends, it will be archivedOpens in a new tab.
Starts Aug 12

About this course

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Health Informatics Technology (HIT) deals with the acquisition, storage and retrieval of data and is central in addressing the challenges of safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency in a healthcare system. Proper management of dynamic data, such as electronic healthcare records, can enable a new approach for clinical workflow, evidence-based decision making and team-based care to improve overall public health. Gain an understanding of how healthcare informatics is deployed in diverse healthcare systems around the world.

In addition, leaders and administrators in the healthcare industry must have a basic understanding of healthcare finance, risk, legal and regulatory issues in order to navigate and change the system. Managing risk is one of the primary responsibilities of a leader. This requires a basic understanding of the financial health and regulatory constraints one operates within to anticipate and address changing dynamics.

This course will focus on a combination of technology management and and finance to help you articulate innovative approaches to managing costs and improving access, quality and safety. In the end, you will learn how to assess the fiscal status of a healthcare organization through sophisticated technology.

At a glance

  • Institution: DoaneX
  • Subject: Economics & Finance
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:
    • Bachelor’s degree or
    • Minimum 5 years work experience in a healthcare related field
    • Basic understanding of economics and finance

What you'll learn

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  • Understand the concepts around Health Informatics and how it affects Public and Population Health.
  • Compare how Health Informatics is being used around the world in healthcare systems .
  • Use informatics to evaluate current healthcare practices.
  • Discuss emerging trends in health informatics.
  • How to evaluate the relevance of economics in all aspects of healthcare.
  • How to analyze economic concepts and models as they apply to healthcare.
  • How to identify the diverse aspects of healthcare financing.
  • How to assess economic problems in order to develop and implement economic policy.
  • How to evaluate the economic advantages and policy options of healthcare market reform.

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