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Health Informatics


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Health informatics focuses on issues related to collecting, storing and analysing medical information in a digital format. Combining medical knowledge with engineering, informatics and communication systems, health informatics develops procedures that help improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare and health reforms. A health informatics specialist can perform tasks such as managing electronic records of patients, or exploring patient data to identify trends in disease and treatment.

Topics covered by programmes in health informatics include: electronic health records, advanced health informatics, quality improvement in health IT, global health informatics, health systems project management.

Graduates of health informatics are expected to gain an in-depth understanding of the healthcare industry and to develop relevant programming skills. They will develop the knowledge of information system design and networking and keep up-to-date with the latest IT-based innovations in healthcare. Health informatics specialists require analytical skills that will aid them in gathering and organising medical information. They will develop strong strategic planning and management abilities, as they work on optimising access to information in the healthcare industry.

Graduates may find job opportunities in a wide range of areas including nursing, clinical care, pharmacy, public health, biomedical research. They can find jobs in the field as: innovation officers, strategic planners or quality improvement specialists.

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Short Course Clinical Workflow: Physician Encounter and the EHR

This Clinical Workflow: Physician Encounter and the EHR course offered by Healthcare Learning Innovations explains how the Electronic Health Record (EHR) is used at each phase of the workflow. The course is designed to provide additional understanding on clinical workflow so that IT professionals can ultimately make greater contributions to the overall success of the healthcare organization.

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Short Course Applied Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics

The course on Applied Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics teaches how to solve practical problems in pharmacology, life sciences, chemistry and bioinformatics through predictive modeling. The course is a continuation of the course on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics. Focus of this course is practical applications and continuation studies how to use predictive statistical modeling methods, primarily directed to applications in the pharmaceutical field.