Rachel Richesson will teach a professional education course for the 10x10 with Duke Center for Health Informatics at Duke University on "Data Standards for Learning Health Systems" through the American Medical Informatics Association. The online course will run from September 4 to November 4.
This course will explore the concept of learning health systems and closely examine the specific data standards required to support the data exchange and re-use in this context. Learners will appreciate the heterogeneity and complexity of existing standards and identify opportunities to use them in organizational and research activities, including observational studies, pragmatic trials and quality improvement projects. Active and relevant Standards Development Organizations and processes for developing and defining standards will be discussed. Specific topics covered will include tools related to the planning phases for health information systems, as well as standards that support interoperability, including information models, terminology and coding systems, data transport syntax, and structured documents. The development, functionality, uptake, and usability of standards from both national and international perspectives are discussed, along with models for continuous use of clinical data for quality improvement and research. Students will have an opportunity to define a clinical question and the various standards that can support the application and evaluation of evidence in a health care setting.
Suggested pre-requisites include an introductory informatics course and training and/or experience in a health care discipline or clinical research.