Intro to Big Data & Decisions in Healthcare , 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
- Make clinical decisions based on Big Data
- There are no course requirements or prerequisites. This course in a foundation course.
Note: This course was completed updated in August 2023. A new section on clinical decision making has been added.
WHY IS THIS COURSE IMPORTANT?
Medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in America. A system that can provide "Evidence Based" decision support to clinical staff in the diagnosis and treatment of patients has the potential of reducing many of these errors. It also has the potential of streamlining processes and improving patient experience. Big Data can provide the solid foundation for these clinical decision support systems. But the volume is enormous and it is increasing each day. This is complicated by the speed at which real time devices stream healthcare data. How do we link all of this data? How do we make sure that it is accurate? How do we manage it? How do we make it easily accessible? This course will begin to lay the foundation for addressing many of these issues.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS COURSE?
Fundamentals of Big Data
What is Big Data?
The 4Vs of Big Data
Structured vs Unstructured Data
The Challenges of Big Data
Big Data, The Asset
Data Accuracy, Stewards and Governance
The Power of Big Data
The Users of Big Data
The Dangers of Big Data
Interoperability & Databases
What is a Database?
Data Islands and Interoperability
Big Data, The Foundation for Making Decisions
From Big Data to Insights
Decision Making Process
Causation and Correlation
Medical Error Example
This course includes:
Video lectures walking you through the various aspects of Big Data & making clinical decisions
Quiz to test your retention
Significant number of resources to do a deeper dive into his topic.
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.