Intro to Healthcare Information Systems, Plain & Simple
What you'll learn
- The power of Healthcare Information Systems in maximizing efficiency in healthcare, minimizing medical errors and providing a better patient experience
- The benefits and limitation of information systems in healthcare
- The different perspectives and "use cases" for healthcare professionals.
- There are no course requirements or prerequisites. This course in a foundation course.
Note: This course was recently updated (Dec 2022)
WHY IS THIS COURSE IMPORTANT?
Information Systems (IS) or Information Technology (IT), as it is sometimes called, are playing a critical role in all our healthcare organizations today. They are permeating our hospitals, our clinics, our homes, our pharmacies and every aspect of our lives. If implemented correctly they have the potential of making healthcare processes more efficient and maximizing patient and user experience. If implemented incorrectly, they can wreak havoc.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS COURSE?
In this course you will learn:
Why Study Healthcare Information Systems? (Guest lecture by leading consultant in healthcare)
What are Healthcare Information Systems?
WHO IS THE IDEAL STUDENT FOR THIS COURSE?
You will learn a lot from this course if you are
Thinking about choosing healthcare as a career
Looking to advance your career in healthcare
Looking to expand your knowledge of healthcare to better perform your current job and better understand how it fits into the ecosystem of patient care and better serve those in need
Curious about everything and want to learn more about healthcare just for the sake of expanding your knowledge base.
WHAT IS YOUR TEACHING STYLE?
My teaching style is a very pragmatic one. I assume you know nothing about this topic and start with the foundation and build from there. Some of these concepts could be challenging, so I sprinkle in as many examples as I can, both non healthcare and healthcare, to assure full understanding of the topic. This is why I have appended "Plain and Simple" to all my courses.
WHY ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO TEACH THIS COURSE?
I spent 35 years in the designing and launching of medical imaging products and services. My career evolved from leading engineering teams, to becoming VP Marketing and then to president of a Healthcare IT firm. It is also based on 15 years of university teaching.
Who this course is for:
- Those currently in a healthcare position, wanting to learn more about Information Systems and the role they play in healthcare.
- Those considering a career change and wanting to learn more about Healthcare Information Systems.
- Those entering the healthcare industry and considering a career in Healthcare Information Systems
- The eternally curious
Tom Giordano is a 28 year veteran of Philips Healthcare. He retired in 2005 as Vice President of Marketing, where he was responsible for 240 marketing professionals and several billion dollars in product. Through his career, Tom held a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at Philips, starting in engineering, progressing to product management, then marketing management and finally senior level business leadership. In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award from Philips for forming a new entrepreneurial business unit that tripled sales in 18 months. Tom played a key role as a course developer and instructor in the management development and executive training efforts with the Philips High Potential Development Center.
Following his retirement from Philips, Tom joined the adjunct faculty of the graduate business schools of the University of New Haven in Connecticut and the University of Washington in Seattle. He currently holds a positiion as "Executive in Residence" at the University of New Haven and continues to teach there with exceptionally high student reviews.
In 2009, while teaching at UW and UNH, he became President of Sectra Healthcare North America for 2 years to lead a very successful turnaround effort.
Tom built a very successful internship program between Philips and the University of Washington and served as a mentor there for 15 years. He also served as a mentor in the University of Washington mentor program and was featured in the book "Mentoring Moments" by Susan Canfield.
Tom serves as chairman of the Patient Advisory Council of Saint Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, CT
Tom holds executive coaching certifications with both Lore International and Tilt 360. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a MS degree in Engineering from the University of Florida.