/Introduction to Health Informatics

Provided by: Newcastle University

Course Area: North East

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 03/12/2019

End date: 03/12/2019

Subjects: Digital Education, Health Informatics, Information Technology

Price: Under £500

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

1. Overview and history of Health Informatics
2. Careers in Health Informatics
3. Fundamental informatics concepts (data, information, knowledge, models)

4. Electronic Health Record:

  • What is an EHR?
  • EHR structure
  • Implementation challenges and ways to address them


5. Health Information Systems of the future
6. Introduction to Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Who is this course for

The programme is aimed at Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, IT personnel, Clinical coders and other healthcare professionals interested in learning about Health Informatics.  No prior knowledge on any of the topics is assumed.

What will I learn

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:


1. Define what is Health Informatics
2. Outline careers in Health Informatics
3. Explain the fundamental concepts of Health Informatics
4. Describe the structure, role, and challenges related to EHRs
5. Analyse the evolution of Health Information Systems
6. Explain what are Health Information Exchanges

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