Introduction to Clinical Data


Stanford School of Medicine


Introduction to Clinical Data


This course introduces you to a framework for successful and ethical medical data mining. We will explore the variety of clinical data collected during the delivery of healthcare. You will learn to construct analysis-ready datasets and apply computational procedures to answer clinical questions. We will also explore issues of fairness and bias that may arise when we leverage healthcare data to make decisions about patient care.

You will learn

  • How to apply a framework for medical data mining
  • Ethical use of data in healthcare decisions 
  • How to make use of data that may be inaccurate in systematic ways
  • What makes a good research question and how to construct a data mining workflow answer it


This course is part of the AI in Healthcare Specialization and part of a monthly subscription of $79.

Dates and Duration

Original Release Date: 08/10/2020
Expiration Date: 08/10/2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 11 hours
CME Credits Offered: 11.00

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Stanford University School of Medicine adheres to ACCME Criteria, Standards and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education.  There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

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Delivery Option:
Online Course $79.00

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.