This course provides a foundation on healthcare data, information and knowledge sharing. A specific focus is the importance of interoperability between diverse and distributed systems. New care processes are analyzed and presented through case studies. Various electronic data interchange standards and healthcare coding terminologies are introduced. Students work with standards like SNOMED CT, HL7, and create care information contents in a simulated environment.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.