Health informatics and analytics - building a program to integrate business analytics across clinical and administrative disciplines Article

Tremblay, MC, Deckard, GJ, Klein, R. (2016). Health informatics and analytics - building a program to integrate business analytics across clinical and administrative disciplines . 23(4), 824-828. 10.1093/jamia/ocw055



cited authors

  • Tremblay, MC; Deckard, GJ; Klein, R

fiu authors

abstract

  • Health care organizations must develop integrated health information systems to respond to the numerous government mandates driving the movement toward reimbursement models emphasizing value-based and accountable care. Success in this transition requires integrated data analytics, supported by the combination of health informatics, interoperability, business process design, and advanced decision support tools. This case study presents the development of a master's level cross- and multidisciplinary informatics program offered through a business school. The program provides students from diverse backgrounds with the knowledge, leadership, and practical application skills of health informatics, information systems, and data analytics that bridge the interests of clinical and nonclinical professionals. This case presents the actions taken and challenges encountered in navigating intra-university politics, specifying curriculum, recruiting the requisite interdisciplinary faculty, innovating the educational format, managing students with diverse educational and professional backgrounds, and balancing multiple accreditation agencies.

publication date

  • July 1, 2016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 824

end page

  • 828

volume

  • 23

issue

  • 4