Digital in Healthcare, (2 of 5): DATABASES, Plain & Simple
What you'll learn
- Differentiate between structured and unstructured data
- How to get databases to share information
- Form a foundation to better understand machine learning and artificial intellegence
- Understand the impact that real time data has on any Healthcare Information System
- There are no course requirements or prerequisites. This course in a foundation course.
This course is the 2nd in a 5 part series on "DIGITAL IN HEALTHCARE"
Data and databases form the foundation from which patients and clinicians make informed healthcare decisions. Our patient data is no longer stored solely in one healthcare institution like a hospital or a physician's office but in multiple locations. Many of these locations are non traditional sources like pharmacies, our home and mobile devices. The data which was once static in the form of patient records now encompasses real time data from our smart devices. To complicate matters even more, some of the data is highly structured and easy to search and other data is not. The difficult challenge is to view and make decisions on data provided by multiple sources.
This course will lead you thru the fundamental concepts of healthcare data and databases. The topics covered in this course are:
The concept of "Big Data"
The difference between Structured and Unstructured data
The problems in integrating multiple data sources within one healthcare institution
Hospital consolidation and what it means to consolidating healthcare data and databases
Various methods of integrating multi hospital databases
The basic concepts behind Healthcare Information Systems are often presented in a very complex, difficult to understand style. This "PLAIN AND SIMPLE" series on Healthcare Information Systems is different. It strives to introduce the basic concepts of information technology and systems in a very simple and easy to understand format using many examples from both non healthcare and healthcare environments.
The content of the series is based on the author's 35 years experience in the healthcare information systems business. This experience spans product design and launch, marketing, business development and executive management (including president). In addition it is based on 15 years teaching at the graduate level in the University environment.
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.