Electronic Health Records: Emerging Standards, Applications, and Services

Electronic Health Records: Emerging Standards, Applications, and Services

The course is aimed at data management specialists, data management administrators, and students interested in health data management. There is currently significant momentum for selecting and using EHRs, driven by the financial incentives specified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment bill which became US law in 2009. The US is investing about 20 billion dollars in the area of health information technology and with promises of more investments in the near future. The Office of National Coordinator of Health Information Technology is assembling use cases in various areas of health including pediatric care, long-term chronic care, adverse event reporting, and medications. Alongside consumer-oriented support services, there is also a significant effort on developing state-level health information exchanges and a federal architecture for health information exchange.

Class Name Electronic Health Records: Emerging Standards, Applications, and Services
Host School The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Class Identifier INLS 890
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Julia Khanova
Course Tool (Online) Blackboard
Class Description The course is aimed at data management specialists, data management administrators, and students interested in health data management. There is currently significant momentum for selecting and using EHRs, driven by the financial incentives specified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment bill which became US law in 2009. The US is investing about 20 billion dollars in the area of health information technology and with promises of more investments in the near future. The Office of National Coordinator of Health Information Technology is assembling use cases in various areas of health including pediatric care, long-term chronic care, adverse event reporting, and medications. Alongside consumer-oriented support services, there is also a significant effort on developing state-level health information exchanges and a federal architecture for health information exchange.
Class Disclaimer None
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date June 21st, 2012 - July 22nd, 2012
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day June 22nd, 2012
Residency Start and End Date No Residency