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Healthcare Informatics

Key issues driving the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare informatics require up-to-date knowledge of developments to effectively analyze situations and make decisions.

About the Course

Our eight-week Healthcare Informatics program focuses on the key issues driving the effectiveness of healthcare informatics, which requires up-to-date knowledge of trade-offs and developments to skillfully analyze situations and make decisions.

You Will Learn To:

  • Identify the skills needed within a health informatics team.
  • Understand the issue of healthcare and technology from a global perspective.
You Will Be Able To:
  1. Articulate the roles and skills relevant to the subdomains of biomedical informatics and the evolution of the discipline.
  2. Investigate the dynamics and challenges of the global healthcare ecosystem and the different points of interaction for patients.
  3. Investigate the role of electronic health record data and system interoperability in improving patient health through clinical decision support.
  4. Identify how genomics technology and data science techniques support personalized medicine to improve a patient’s health.
  5. Propose a set of guiding principles drawing on the ethical and legal frameworks that inform the healthcare industry.

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Career Outlook

  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Data Analyst
  • Electronic Medical Record Manager
  • Healthcare Informatics Consultant
  • Healthcare Informatics Director
  • Healthcare IT Project Manager

Meet Your Instructors

Headshot of the instructor: Samuel L Volchenboum
Samuel L. Volchenboum, MD, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dean, Master’s Education, UChicago Medicine Healthcare Informatics

Dr. Volchenboum is an expert in pediatric cancers and blood disorders. He has a special interest in treating children with neuroblastoma, a tumor of the sympathetic nervous system.

University of Chicago

“By directly involving students in the challenge of securing the right data and exploring potential solutions, we’re equipping them with the foundational skills required to deliver tangible results to clients.”

– Greg Green, PhD, Associate Senior Instructional Professor and Director of the MScA Program at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Approach to Online Learning

Our online learning programs are crafted with your specific needs in mind. Programs combine e-learning with live, interactive sessions to strengthen your skill set while maximizing your time. We couple academic theory and business knowledge with practical, real-world application. Through online learning sessions, you will have an opportunity to grow your professional network and interact with University of Chicago instructors and your classmates.

What Our Participants Say

The educational format was top-notch. The interactive learning activities were far above what my doctorate program at another university offered. There was a good mix of contributing experts discussing topics in each module. The interactions with classmates were beneficial, in that we had multiple levels of education from heterogeneous backgrounds, adding different professional and cultural perspectives on topics.
Amy Frank
Physician Assistant at CareOnSite
USA, June 2020
This program will completely change your vision of what patient care means in this new context. It will clarify the concepts and give you a deeper understanding that is noticeable from the first module. The weekly homework process was successful, and you learn through research while being able to create your own opinion on the topics. I liked being able to share experiences and information with colleagues of different nationalities. The health sector has always been one of the most reluctant to adopt emerging technologies and transform digitally. It has long been a pending issue, but the COVID-19 context has accelerated the process. This program immerses you completely in the situation, and participants who take advantage of the knowledge they acquire will be planning projects for both patients and healthcare professionals and improving the system in which they work.
Marianella Chávez Carhuamaca
Head of Digital Strategy at Clover-SGM
Spain, September 2020

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