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Introduction to Clinical Informatics for Clinicians

This course introduces the concept of clinical technology that is used in clinical healthcare operations. Learn the basic terminology and historical development of technology as it relates to healthcare. In addition, gain an understanding of the clinical technology landscape and IT structure, as well as the convergence in technology to provide electronic medical records. The course focuses on the fundamentals of clinical applications, clinical infrastructure, systems interoperability and interfaces, and industry standards. It will delve into the legal, ethical, and regulatory issues that are related to healthcare informatics, including HIPAA, meaningful use, ICD-10, Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA), and regulatory requirements. Upon completion of this course, you will have acquired a strong foundation in healthcare technology.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to describe technology used for clinical informatics
  • The capacity to apply technology used to interconnect clinical informatics systems
  • The skills to create a detailed technical requirement for an electronic medical record (EMR)

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