Health Informatics and Technology in Decision Making

Course 2 of 8: Healthcare Administration 3 Weeks 5–10 hours per week recommended

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About this course

This course is part of the Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program which consists of 7 courses and a capstone exam. After completing the program, you can also apply to Doane University to complete your MBA online for approximately $10,500 (learn more about the program here).

Health Informatics Technology (HIT) deals with the acquistion, storage and retrieval of data and is central in addressing the challenges of safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency in a healthcare system. Proper management of dynamic data, such as electronic healthcare records, can enable a new approach for clinical workflow, evidence-based decision making and team-based care to improve overall public health. Gain an understanding of how healthcare informatics is deployed in diverse healthcare systems around the world.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the concepts around Health Informatics and how it affects Public and Population Health
  • Compare how Health Informatics is being used around the world in healthcare systems
  • Use informatics to evaluate current healthcare practices
  • Discuss emerging trends in health informatics


  • Bachelor’s degree or
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in a healthcare related field
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

Meet Your Instructors

Nicholas King

MS at Doane University
Nicholas King's background is in the field of Technology and Healthcare. He works for Cerner Corporation and implements Fetal monitoring interfaces on a day to day basis. Nick received his Masters in Health Informatics from the University of Missouri, Columbia. His undergraduate field of study was Management Information Systems. He enjoys working in Healthcare Technology because he gets to help in hospitals and work with technology at the same time. Through his job, Nick has had the privilege of experiencing healthcare in many different regions of the world including (UAE, UK, Ireland, and Australia). He finds it extremely rewarding to be able to learn and compare the styles healthcare across the world.

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