Major economic and policy shifts in healthcare are driving a profound change in the availability and use of data. These include (1) the shift from volume-driven to value-driven healthcare; (2) the translation of genomic and other molecular testing into clinical practices; and (3) the increased availability of electronic medical record data. Furthermore, the heterogeneity and complexity of these data are increasing at astonishing rates. Our ability to make clinical decisions in the face of growing volumes of complex, heterogeneous data will increasingly rely on new analytical methods from the fields of personalized medicine, data science and healthcare analytics.
Healthcare professionals in a wide range of disciplines need new avenues for training in order to adapt to these fundamental changes in the healthcare landscape. This 8-week, 32-hour is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, public health professionals and others who want to understand the emerging fields of personalized medicine, data science and healthcare analytics as well as the resulting changes to healthcare. The course is a collaboration between the Institute for Personalized Medicine, the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Center of Excellence, the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.