The online HealthTech micro-credential, offers six graduate credits, and will give you a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and challenges technology poses to the healthcare sector. It encompasses strategies for digital transformation, governance in HealthTech, and compliance, emphasizing ethical and legal considerations. The curriculum focuses on the integration of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and other digital systems into healthcare operations. It addresses legal requirements and regulations such as HIPAA and OSHA, with best practices to ensure data security and privacy.
Who can benefit from learning administration of health technology?
The HealthTech Administration Micro-credential is designed to serve professionals at the intersection of healthcare and technology, equipping you with the leadership and data governance skills needed in today's complex healthcare landscape.
For healthcare professionals, mastering data governance can lead to enhanced data quality, regulatory compliance, and patient safety. Data governance encompasses the holistic management of data's availability, usability, integrity, and security within an organization. In healthcare, effective data governance ensures that patient data remains accurate, consistent, and secure, culminating in improved patient care, minimized risk of data breaches, and bolstered patient trust.
For IT professionals, proficiency in data governance can pave the way for career advancement. As healthcare entities continue to amass and process vast amounts of data, there's a surging demand for experts who not only understand technology but also the nuances of healthcare data governance and capable of adeptly managing and governing this data.
A report by MarketsandMarkets projects the data governance market to burgeon from USD 2.1 billion in 2020 to USD 5.7 billion by 2025, marking a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.3% during this period. This growth highlights the increasing demand for professionals skilled in data governance and HealthTech Administration.
This micro-credential is great for students eyeing a career in healthcare data management, giving you a robust grasp of data governance principles.
The ability to adeptly govern healthcare data is a great advantage for healthcare administrators and policymakers. By instituting robust data governance strategies, you can vouchsafe the integrity and security of healthcare data, fostering informed decision-making and elevating healthcare outcomes.
Pre-Requisites and Admissions
MDAI 612 - Enterprise Electronic Health Records (EHR) (3 Credits)
This course introduces electronic health records (EHR) in a healthcare enterprise and is designed to provide an overview of the functions, limitations, opportunities and challenges presented by this very rapidly developing branch of data in the healthcare environment. EHR systems imply an enterprise beyond initial electronic medical records, and are a major component of the data environment and have evolved substantially since their first appearance in the 1960s. However, the impact of EHR data on quality remains unconfirmed. While there is increasing evidence that the use of EHR systems is associated with improved quality and reduced errors, knowledge of what data, why it is captured, how it is obtained, and how to analyze it are key functions. These issues highlight the need for skilled individuals who can understand and manage data in the enterprise of medical, clinical and administrative in healthcare organizations. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Core Courses MDAI 600, MDAI 601, MDAI 602, MDAI 603, MDAI 604.
MDAI 613 - Healthcare Governance, Compliance, and Ethics (3 Credits)
This course examines selected issues associated with compliance, governance, legal, and ethical considerations that are significant components related to the use and storage of healthcare data. Federal rules and regulations will be addressed including the major areas of healthcare compliance regulations: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), federal waste and abuse laws, and federal employment laws. Security and privacy of healthcare records will be addressed. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Core Courses MDAI 600, MDAI 601, MDAI 602, MDAI 603, MDAI 604.
Upon successful completion of the HealthTech Administration micro-credential, you will be recognized with two distinct badges, each representing mastery in critical areas of healthcare technology and digital transformation:
Digital Health Transformations
You will earn this badge after completing the Enterprise EHR course. It recognizes your understanding of how to integrate electronic health records (EHRs) and other digital systems into healthcare operations, assess the impact on healthcare quality and safety, and navigate the ethical considerations related to data capture and analysis.
You will receive this badge after completion of the Healthcare Governance, Compliance, and Ethics course. This badge acknowledges your comprehensive knowledge of the laws and regulations such as HIPAA and OSHA, data security and privacy best practices, and the ethical implications of healthcare technology use.
The micro-credential and badges recognize your expertise in navigating healthcare technology with an understanding of legal requirements and regulations.