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Health IT Standards and Systems Interoperability Course is available online via Johns Hopkins OpenCourseWare.


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Health Information Technology Standards and Systems Interoperability course

To access the course materials, please visit the JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health’s OpenCourseWare Listing at: http://ocw.jhsph.edu/courses/infstandards/

The Health Information Technology Standards and Systems Interoperability course is designed to provide health professionals with an understanding of the existing health information technology (HIT) standards and HIT standardization processes. It provides students with methods and tools for participation as users in the HIT standardization activities for the design and evaluation of integrated health data systems at the local, state, regional, national or international levels.

The intended audience comprises public health and medical professionals responsible, or advocating, for information systems used in
(1) Providing services;
(2) Developing, implementing and evaluating policies; and
(3) Performing research.

This course is offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's OPENCOURSEWARE (OCW) project that provides access to the School's most popular courses. As challenges to the world's health escalate daily, the School feels a moral imperative to provide equal and open access to information and knowledge about the obstacles to the public's health and their potential solutions.