Electronic Health Systems Part I: Nuts & Bolts


COURSE Description

Electronic Health Systems represent the future of healthcare. This course will provide a deeper understanding of electronic health systems and how these systems can support patient-centered care. This course is appropriate for clinicians, administrators, and practice leads.

Learners will explore the electronic health system and its evolving role within healthcare, including the impact on quality and patient-centred care.

COURSE Times & Format

The course is delivered using a distance format via e‐class external (The University of Alberta's online learning platform) and consists of five modules to be completed within six weeks. This course is delivered asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class date and time.

Upon successful completion, participants will be issued a faculty digital certificate noting the number of educational hours.

Now registering for the course running September 18 - October 28, 2023.

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  • Understand elements of the electronic health system including how data flows within the system
  • Establish a link between an electronic health system and ongoing quality improvement
  • Explore how an electronic health system may impact patient empowerment

COURSE learning objectives

  • At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the difference between different electronic record systems
  • Discuss what is contained within an electronic health record
  • Explain the advantages and limitations of an electronic health record
  • Describe the data lifecycle within an electronic health system
  • Explore the electronic health record from the patient’s perspective
  • Apply learning to practical case examples

COURSE facilitator

Alyson Kwok graduated from the Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta in 2004 and began working in the Neurology program at the University of Alberta Hospital shortly afterwards. She moved to the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital (GRH) in 2009, where she worked clinically for several years before transitioning to the Healthcare Improvement Team. As a Healthcare Improvement Specialist, Alyson has led quality improvement, implementation, and clinical research projects throughout GRH. In addition to her roles within Alberta Health Services, Alyson has helped to teach Neurological Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta since 2008 and recently completed her Master of Rehabilitation Science degree.

The online course content is delivered 100% asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class date and time. Participants can complete the learning activities in a place and time of their choosing. Content is accessible twenty four (24) hours-a-day from any location with an internet connection.
How to Apply

Please submit an application

Course Application Form

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Online Course Payment

Part 1 (online course): $100 course fee (discounted for Fall 2023).

*A 100% refund of the $100 online course fee is available to participants who withdraw before the first day of the course/lab.

Course Offerings
Now registering for the course running October 3 - November 14, 2022
There are no grades for this course. Instead, students receive a complete or incomplete score based on satisfactory completion of the course. To successfully complete the course students are required to work through all learning activities and achieve 60% on all the knowledge check quizzes at the end of each module. Students are given unlimited quiz attempts and can challenge these at any time throughout the course.
Upon successful completion of each module participants will be issued a faculty digital certificate noting the number of educational hours.
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