This program provides courses that cover key aspects of clinical informatics that are important to support new and emerging areas in healthcare.

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Articulate the role of health IT and emerging data sources in deriving population health solutions and explain their application in the context of population health management
  • Explain the role of assessment and prediction of risk or health status of a population in identifying segments with greatest needs
  • Describe precision medicine, its implementation challenges, and its potential impact on patient-centered care
  • Explain the differences between fee-for-service and value-based care and key elements of legislation that affects the shift to value-based care
  • Define and discuss DIY medicine, the Quantified Self, and mHealth, including the types of tools available and the challenges of incorporating these approaches in clinical care

Courses

Population Health Management

This course provides an overview and introduction to the field of population health and the application of health IT and informatics to population health. This unit compares and contrasts the field of population health to public health and to clinical practice.

Available CMEs: 1.25

Cost: $25

Risk Assessment and Predictive Modeling

One of the key steps in population health is assessment and prediction of the risk or health status of the population and identification of those with greatest needs. This unit explores this key step from both a conceptual and practical basis, and it offers a detailed case study using one widely applied population health risk analytic tool that makes use of electronic health care data to help support a wide range of population health activities.

Available CMEs: 1.50

Cost: $25

Precision Medicine

This course describes what precision medicine is, how it is being used in patient-centered care and the challenges of implementing precision medicine.

Available CMEs: 1.00

Cost: $25

Introduction to Value-Based Medicine

This course introduces you to how the current fee-for-service payment system is changing to a model that emphasizes value over volume. The unit will define the concepts of value, value-based care, the differences from the fee-for-service models, as well as consumer empowerment.

Available CMEs: 1.25

Cost: $25

Activated Patients

This course defines and discusses DIY medicine, the Quantified Self, and mHealth, including the types of tools available and the challenges of incorporating these approaches in clinical care.

Available CMEs: 1.00

Cost: $25

Recommended For: Physicians, Nurses, and Other Health Professionals

The Clinical Informatics courses address new movements in patient care and how clinical informatics influences these movements. Clinical informatics applications are used in every aspect of health care, making it important for all clinical professionals to have an understanding of how data is gathered and used. Students do not have to have any health IT experience prior to starting this program.

Individuals who enjoy these clinical informatics courses and who are interested in additional educational opportunities should also consider the certificate in clinical informatics or the MS in Health Informatics (MSHI) degree program.