Full course description
Data analytics has been defined as the extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive models, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions. Although the focus of health IT in recent years has been on electronic health record (EHR) implementation and capturing and sharing of data, work in the future will shift to putting that data and information to use improving individual health and health care delivery. As the quantity and complexity of health care data grow through EHR data capture, genomics, and other sources, the number of facts per clinical decision will increase, requiring increasing support for those making decisions. This course presents data analytics focused on the key needs of health care.