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The following set of courses are offered via online institutions as an alternative to formal tertiary level education in the above section. These courses come at discounted prices and in some cases are free. The following are aimed at people that are seeking an introduction to the field or are looking to develop their skill set further.


These are multi format courses, including textbooks, videos, quizzes and online lectures done at the convenience of the learner. Often, these courses will result in a certificate of completion for the learner, though no formal qualification.


Note

  • All Coursera course can be completed for free, but paying fees results in access to a wider range on information and certification of completion

  • Times for completion are in almost all cases, approximations only

Clinical Practice in the Digital Age (Part A & B)
Institute Digital Health workforce academy (Australia)
Courses Part A: CLIN100 – Modules 1-10 (Content includes: Digitisation, Clinical data and quality, interoperability, clinical information systems, patient safety) AND CLIN200 – Modules 1-14 (Content includes: Introduction, clinical data, interoperability, clinical information systems and patient safety)

Part B: CLIN201 – Modules 1-14 (Content includes: Bioinformatics, Leadership, Management, Structure and standards, information and patient security)
Cost Part A: $445 USD, Part B: $995 USD
Form Online through Moodle platform which delivers online course content
Entry criteria Part A: Complete CLIN100 before 200, Part B: CLIN201
Length Part A: 5hrs, Part B: 15-20hrs
Contact details info@dhwacademy.com
Recommended for Clinicians from all clinical disciplines
More information Part A (CLIN100 & CLIN200) & Part B


Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource
Institute Georgia Institute of Technology, via Coursera
Courses Modules 1-4 (1. Introduction, 2. Data and interoperability, 3. Application, 4. Big data and analytics)
Cost $49 USD
Form Online course – interactive textbook, videos, quizzes and projects
Entry criteria Open course for any individual to take part in
Length 4 weeks (advised) – 180 day limit
Contact details None given, all information and information page
Recommended for Non-specific – aimed at all individuals who want to further their knowledge in the Health Informatics field, best suited for people that have little-to-no knowledge
More information Course webpage


Health Care IT: Challenges and Opportunities
Institute Ichan School of Medicine and Mt. Sinai, via Coursera
Courses Week 1: Legal framework of health IT (4 modules), Week 2: Patient perspectives in health IT (3 modules), Week 3: Patient’s guide to medical technology (4 modules), Week 4: A focus on digital medicine (5 modules), Week 5: The rise of the EHR (6 modules)
Cost $49 USD
Form Online course – interactive textbook, videos, quizzes and projects
Entry criteria Open course for any individual to take part in
Length 5 weeks
Contact details bruce.darrow@mssm.edu or nicholas.genes@mssm.edu
Recommended for General interest Professional or Graduate
More information Course page


E-Health: More than just an Electronic Health Record
Institute University of Sydney, via Coursera
Courses Module one: What is E-Health, Module two: Health in our hands, Module three: Data and quantified self, Week four: interaction with professionals using new technology, and Week 5: E-Health in practice
Cost $49 USD
Form Online course – interactive textbook, videos, quizzes and projects
Entry criteria Open course for any individual to take part in
Length 5 weeks – 2-3hrs p/week
Contact details None given, all information and information page
Recommended for Health clinicians, students, managers, administrators, and researchers who want to reflect on the overall impact of E-Health on the integration of care
More information Course page


Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics
Institute University of Minnesota, via Coursera
Courses Week 1: Informatics theory, Week 2: Data, Information and knowledge, Week 3: HER components and evidence based practise, Week 4: Quality improvement, Week 5: Telehealth, Week 6: Community and population, Week 7: Informatics, gaming and simulation, Week 8: Informatics and ethics, Week 9: Data exchange and interoperability, Week 10: Informatics and foundation of knowledge
Cost $49 USD
Form Online course – interactive textbook, videos, quizzes and projects
Entry criteria Open course for any individual to take part in
Length 10 weeks
Contact details None given, all information and information page
Recommended for All health care and IT professionals, or anyone with an interest in either or both
More information Course page


Health Information for Innovative, Values and Enrichment (Admin/IT perspective)
Institute Columbia University, via Coursera
Courses Module 1: Course and case introduction, Module 2: Meeting family healthcare clinic team, Module 3: Getting a patient to their appointment, Module 4: Achieving coordinated, team based care
Cost $49 USD
Form Online course – interactive textbook, videos, quizzes and projects
Entry criteria Open course for any individual to take part in
Length 4 weeks
Contact details None given, all information and information page
Recommended for Anyone working in health, IT, population health, public health, as well as those that are training in these respective fields
More information Course page


Health Information for Innovative, Values and Enrichment (Clinical perspective)
Institute Columbia University, via Coursera
Courses Module 1: Patients and the ED, Module 2: Patients and the waiting process, Module 3: The patients see a physician (part 1), Module 4: the patient
Cost $49 USD
Form Online course – interactive textbook, videos, quizzes and projects
Entry criteria Open course for any individual to take part in
Length 4 week – approximately 3hrs p/week
Contact details None given, all information and information page
Recommended for Anyone working in health, IT, population health, public health, as well as those that are training in these respective fields
More information Course page


Designing E-Learning for Health
Institute The University of Nottingham, via Future Learn
Courses Topics covered: Small multimedia learning resources, the ASPIRE framework, storyboarding for resources, turning storyboards into final specification, quality assurance with resource creation, and tools and tips for future resource development
Cost Free
Form Online course taught through videos
Entry criteria Open course for anyone to take part in
Length 5 weeks – approximately 3hrs p/week
Contact details None given, all information and information page (see FAQ page for general inquiries)
Recommended for Anyone who has an interest in designing e-learning. While our focus is around health, the course and methods presented are transferable to many other contexts and sectors
More information Course page


Introduction to health IT systems
Institute Duke University, via Health informatics Forum
Courses 9 modules including, an introduction and overview, EHRs, medical systems, and consumer informatics
Cost Free
Form Online course, 19 lectures all with no onsite learning
Entry criteria Member of the health informatics forum
Length 20hrs
Contact details None given, all details available on website
Recommended for Individuals that have some knowledge of IT and informatics, with minimal understanding of the industry application to informatics
More information Course page

 

Public Health IT
Institute Columbia University, via Health Informatics Forum
Courses 10 modules, including overview and EHRs, privacy, standards, databases, surveillance, reporting, disease prevention, and adoption
Cost Free
Form Online course, 13 lectures with no onsite learning
Entry criteria Must be a member of health Informatics Forum
Length 15hrs
Contact details None given, all details available on website
Recommended for No experience required, aimed at people that want to have a career in public health
More information Course page


Configuring health IT Records
Institute Oregon Health and Science University, via Health Informatics Forum
Courses 8 modules, including EHRs, patient-clinic workflow, CDSS, data entry, reporting, security, and implementation
Cost Free
Form Online course, 16 online lectures and 15 lab exercises with no onsite learning
Entry criteria Must be a member of the Health Informatics Forum
Length 30hrs
Contact details None given, all details available on website
Recommended for IT professionals, with limited experience in healthcare
More information Course page

 

Standards, Networking, and Health Information Exchange
Institute Duke University, via Health Informatics Forum
Courses 10 modules, including OSI, communication devices, enterprise architecture, information exchange, and standards for health data, modelling, data interchange, EHR applications, and privacy
Cost Free
Form Online course, 28 lectures with no onsite learning
Entry criteria Must be a member of the Health Informatics forum
Length 30hrs
Contact details None given, all details available on website
Recommended for Open to anyone – no recommendations given
More information Course Page


Quality Improvement in Health IT
Institute John Hopkin University, via Health Informatics Forum
Courses 12 modules, including introduction, principles of quality improvement, reliability, decision support, workflow, Health information technology, measuring quality, data quality, and error reporting
Cost Free
Form Online course, 25 lectures with no onsite learning
Entry criteria Must be a member of the health Informatics forum
Length 30hrs
Contact details None given, all details available on website
Recommended for Open to anyone – no recommendations given
More information Course page


Installation and Maintenance of Health IT Systems
Institute Duke University, via Health Informatics Forum
Courses 11 modules, including elements of the EHR, system selection, structured systems, software development, system security, interfaces, troubleshooting, fault tolerant systems, test strategies and plans, and pilot testing
Cost Free
Form Online course, 16 lectures with no onsite learning
Entry criteria Must be a member of the Health Informatics forum
Length 20hrs
Contact details None given, all details available on website
Recommended for Open to anyone – no recommendation given
More information Course page


Introduction to Information and Computers
Institute Oregon Health and Science University, via Health Informatics Forum
Courses 10 modules, including basic computing, the internet, hardware and software, programming, databases, networks, privacy, and information systems
Cost Free
Form Online course, 37 lectures with no onsite learning
Entry criteria Must be a member of the Health Informatics Forum
Length 50hrs
Contact details None given, all details available on website
Recommended for Intended for health IT professionals with no IT experience
More information Course page


E-Health Opportunities and Challenges
Institute Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), via edX
Courses 6 modules, including eHealth concepts, development of the field, success factors and barrier to implementation, and analysis of eHealth strategies and applying them to different contexts
Cost Free (49$ for official certificate of completion)
Form Online (archived) course
Entry criteria Open course for anyone to take part in
Length 5-6hrs p/week for 6 weeks
Contact details None given, all details available on website
Recommended for None, some experience with the health sector or IT in any form may give a slight advantage
More information Course page


Health Informatics in the Cloud
Institute Georgia Institute of Technology, via Udacity
Courses 10 lessons, including a broad, forward-facing overview of contemporary health informatics, a specialized field of computing that seeks to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery
Cost Free
Form Online course, including lectures and quizzes
Entry criteria There are no academic prerequisites, but knowledge of web programming is required
Length 5 weeks
Contact details None given, all details available on website
Recommended for People from programming who are interested in health informatics
More information Course page

Course prices were correct at the time of publication on this website but are subject to change.

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