Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) is looking for an industry leader to teach in our Health and Medical Informatics MS program. Brandeis University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities, and our online courses are developed using best practices in online learning. Information about Brandeis University and Graduate Professional Studies can be found online.
RHIN 115: Health Data and Electronic Health Records (EHRs), is a core course designed to provide current and aspiring health/medical IT professionals with an understanding of the challenges of collecting and maintaining electronic health data. RHIN 115 focuses on issues specific to health data and the systems implemented to collect and store it. This includes an overview of various types of hospital systems; methods used to interface between systems; and operations issues typical of hospital systems. The course will also cover controlled medical vocabularies typically used to define various types of health data as well as a survey of existing and evolving government driven standards and regulations.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Create a list of data elements that are desirable for inclusion in an electronic health record.
Diagram the data flow in existing healthcare environments.
Identify the most appropriate interface methods between both internal and external health information systems.
Develop an understanding of current standard in health and medical informatics.
Identify key technical considerations and hurdles in the implementation of an HER.
Evaluate current and proposed regulations impacting electronic health data.
Distinguish when it is appropriate to utilize a controlled medical vocabulary (CMV) and which CMV is appropriate for a given situation.
General responsibilities include:
For new courses requiring development:
Design a syllabus following program chair guidance and the syllabus template
Create content that aligns with course outcomes and offers the author’s experiences and perspectives on key points
For all courses - develop and deliver the course according to our teaching standards, which include actively facilitating online discussions, providing relevant and timely feedback on student work, reporting grades, and discussing student issues with staff
Create or refine and facilitate the course site in the Moodle learning management system
General skill requirements include:
Strong interpersonal skills when relating to students
The ability to communicate effectively in writing, including conveying complex information and promoting in-depth engagement on course topics
The ability to devote adequate time to courses, including responding to students and providing meaningful feedback in a timely manner
Health and Medical Informatics graduates are equipped to improve healthcare delivery and interface between data systems developers and the healthcare community. During the program, students will cover course work developing and implementing technology for clinical and administrative users that improve healthcare and organizational performance. Students will also learn to utilize healthcare analytics and ensure data adheres to current regulations, meeting or exceeding best practice standards.
All GPS Masters courses are 10-weeks long and taught asynchronously in the online learning environment with no set days or times for interaction.
About GPS Faculty:
GPS Faculty instructors are active practitioners in the industries that align with our programs and have the professional expertise to bring to course discussions and threads. Instructors are part time and work fully online, with no requirement to appear on campus. Our faculty have earned at least a master's degree with many holding terminal academic degrees and industry-specific credentials. Previous experience teaching online is not required; GPS offers a comprehensive training program for qualified applicants.
How to apply:
GPS welcomes applications for its adjunct faculty pool on an ongoing basis. The application process consists of the online application and, if subject matter qualifications are met, a series of interviews at the discretion of the Program Chair and Director of Program Development. Complete your application online.
Qualified candidates will have Subject Matter Qualifications in the following areas:
Current active employment in the Health/Medical Information field, or related industry
Five years’ experience working on implementation/maintenance/optimization of an enterprise EHR
Member of a successful EHR implementation team
CPHIMS/CAHIMS helpful but not required
Understanding of data interchange methods currently used in healthcare environment (HL7, interface engines, FHIR); Basic understanding of the impact of Analytics in healthcare IT.
Understanding of current best practices in the use of industry standard code sets (CPT, ICD, LOINC, etc.)
Practical experience with project planning and design methods
Master's degree or higher
Teaching experience preferred; online teaching or learning experience preferred
About Brandeis University - Graduate Professional Studies
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.