Intro to Network Technology in Healthcare Plain Simple

Learn the basics of networking, security, standards and the important role they play in healthcare operations.
Intro to Network Technology in Healthcare Plain Simple
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856.21 MB
Total length :
1h 7m



Thomas Giordano


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Intro to Network Technology in Healthcare Plain Simple

What you’ll learn

Understand the difference between connectivity and interoperability.
Learn how to “code” messages so that they are secure
Become familiar with networking standards

Intro to Network 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?Network technology forms the foundation for all healthcare information systems.  They provide the pathway thru which all information passes.  Understanding the fundamental concepts behind networks is critical to understanding how they can transform workflow and processes within our healthcare organization.  Understanding how these networks can be breached is fundamental to understanding how they can be breached and how networks can be protected from attacks. Network technology 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 Networks and how and why they work as they do.InteroperabilityEncryptionStandardsWorkflowSoftware as a Service (SaaS)This course includes:Video lectures walking you through the various aspects of networkingQuiz to test your retentionSignificant 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 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 The Birth of Networks, Part 1

Lecture 3 The Birth of Networks, Part 2

Lecture 4 Interoperability

Lecture 5 Encryption

Lecture 6 Standards

Lecture 7 Workflow

Lecture 8 Software as a Service (SaaS)

Section 2: Library of Resources

Lecture 9 Relevant Articles on Networks (Web Links)

Lecture 10 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 7m | 856.21 MB
Created by: Thomas Giordano

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