Intro to Digital Technology in Healthcare Plain Simple

Learn the fundamentals of data, data compression, databases and data architecture in digital healthcare.
Intro to Digital Technology in Healthcare Plain Simple
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962.82 MB
Total length :
1h 2m



Thomas Giordano


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Intro to Digital Technology in Healthcare Plain Simple

What you’ll learn

The basics of data technology to form a foundation for understanding Healthcare Information Systems
Understand the basics of databases and managing them
Understand the difference between centralized and distributed data and why that is important to healthcare

Intro to Digital Technology in Healthcare Plain Simple


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?Did you ever want someone to explain to you, in non-technical terms what a bit and a byte really is and what does it have to do with healthcare?  Did you ever wonder how “clouds” actually store data and how you shrink the data to fit in?  How about organizing all that data so you can derive something useful from it all?   If so, this is the course for you.  These technologies if implemented correctly 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?Learn the basic concepts behind data bits and bytes, data storage devices, compression and data management.Bits & BytesStorage MediaCompressionDatabasesData ManagementCentralized vs Distributed ArchitectureThis course includes:Video lectures walking you through the various aspects of wirelessQuiz to test your retentionSignificant number of resources to do a deeper dive into this topic.WHO IS THE IDEAL STUDENT FOR THIS COURSE?You will learn a lot from this course if you areThinking about choosing healthcare as a careerLooking to advance your career in healthcareLooking 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 needCurious 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.


Section 1: Course

Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 Bits and Bytes

Lecture 3 Storage Media

Lecture 4 Compression

Lecture 5 Databases

Lecture 6 Data Management

Lecture 7 Centralized or Distributed Architecture

Section 2: Quiz & Assignment

Section 3: Library of Resources on this Topic

Lecture 8 Relevant Articles on Digital Technology in Healthcare

Lecture 9 Other courses related to this topic (Bonus Lecture)

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

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 1h 2m | 962.82 MB
Created by: Thomas Giordano

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