During this course, you will explore health informatics and the development of high-quality electronic patient records. You will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the skills and tools needed by all professionals in modern healthcare systems to provide safe, secure, high-quality and effective patient-centred services.
Learn from leading experts in genomics about:
- Why electronic patient records are so important, why they are a core requirement for capturing information around patient diagnosis and medical treatment, and the challenges that surround them.
- Information governance: data and information quality, security and confidentiality.
- Uses of clinical and health data and information.
By the end of this module you will be able to:
- Critically evaluate current literature on electronic patient records.
- Discuss and justify the legislation, regulatory guidance and national and local protocols relating to the security, confidentiality and appropriate sharing of patient information.
- Discuss the basis and application of the different clinical coding systems in use and their limitations, and the importance of high-quality coded clinical data in communication and ensuring patient safety.
- Apply information governance and security guidelines to information collection and use in healthcare systems.
- Explain the use of clinical terms in record keeping and the role of terming on reporting and analysis.
- Identify the range, purposes, benefits and potential risks of sharing, integrating and aggregating clinical data and information.
- Evaluate the purpose, structures, use and storage of health and care records.
- Elicit information and requirements from various stakeholders.
- Apply theories and concepts to research-driven case studies and your own work.
- Effectively communicate the decision-making process and how the decision arose surrounding a health informatics problem.