Identify current forces disrupting today's health care industry
Summarize current health care trends and their impact on cost, quality, and patient engagement
Describe health informatics' role in clinical workflow and patient engagement
Identify components of health information technology
Explain the importance interoperability in health care analytics
Summarize data collection, processing, and analysis best practices
Explore the implications of artificial intelligence on extraction and analysis of complex data sets
Interpret data analysis results from a visualization example
Identify visualization best practices
Prepare a simple data visualization using health care data
Big data is transforming the health care industry relative to improving quality of care and reducing costs–key objectives for most organizations. Employers are desperately searching for professionals who have the ability to extract, analyze, and interpret data from patient health records, insurance claims, financial records, and more to tell a compelling and actionable story using health care data analytics.
The course begins with a study of key components of the U.S. health care system as they relate to data and analytics. While we will be looking through a U.S. lens, the topics will be familiar to global learners, who will be invited to compare/contrast with their country’s system.
With that essential industry context, we’ll explore the role of health informatics and health information technology in evidence-based medicine, population health, clinical process improvement, and consumer health.
Using that as a foundation, we’ll outline the components of a successful data analytics program in health care, establishing a “virtuous cycle” of data quality and standardization required for clinical improvement and innovation.
The course culminates in a study of how visualizations harness data to tell a powerful, actionable story. We’ll build an awareness of visualization tools and their features, as well as gain familiarity with various analytic tools.
Module 1: Introduction to Health Care
Components of Health Care
Challenges and Opportunities
The Triple Aim
Quality and Cos
Health Care Trends
Emerging Trends in Health Care
Module 2: Introduction to Health Informatics
Overview of Health IT
What is Health Informatics?
How Health Informatics Supports Triple Aim
Health IT Systems and Components
EMR/EHR Modules and Ancillary Data Systems
Enterprise Systems vs. Best of Breed
Structured Versus Unstructured Data
Barriers to EHR Adoption
Interoperability and HIT Standards
Health IT Standards
Clinical Decision Support
Public Health IT and Consumer Engagement
Module 3: Introduction to Data Analytics
Data Terms and Concepts
Why Data Analytics?
Virtuous Cycle in Analytics
Big Data Terminology
Getting Data Ready for Analysis
Considerations Before Analyzing
Integrating Data Across Data Sets
Data Governance, Privacy, and Security
Data Governance Within the Organization
Regulatory Considerations and Data Security
Analysis with Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning in Health Care
Natural Language Processing in Health Care
Making Data Usable to Others
Finalizing Data for Analysis
Module 4: Introduction to Visualizations
Value of Visualization
Visualization Best Practices
What Not to Do
Types Based on Use Case
Visualizations of Complex Data
Exploratory vs. Explanatory Visualization
Quantitative vs. Qualitative Visualization
Uses in Health Care
Tools for Analysis and Visualization
Gartner Software Benchmarking
This course is ideal for those who have completed a bachelor's degree. Some experience in the health care field recommended, but not required. Fundamental knowledge of statistics and research methods preferred.