Introduction to Health Informatics 101 Course Catalog

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One module is available each month.  Start at any time, the modules do not have to be taken in order!  Take any modules that interest you, or complete the entire series! Click the "Enroll now" link in the listing below to enroll into a module. Available dates are also displayed in the table.

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  • DOD Partners: Partners (case sensitive) 

Course Credit

Upon successful Module completion, students have access to a general education certificate, or a relevant accredited certificate through TMS 2.0.  The accredited certificates available include: ACCME, ACCME-NP, ACPE, ACPE-T, ANCC, APA, NBCC, ASWB, NYSED-SW.  Completion of the entire series is potentially worth a total of 70 credit hours.  The individual Module credits available are as follows:  

  • Module 1: 12 hours
  • Module 2: 13 hours
  • Module 3: 13 hours
  • Module 4: 12 hours
  • Module 5: 10 hours
  • Module 6: 10 hours

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Course name: Module 1: Overview of Health Informatics
Course description:

This module will introduce participants to organizations and landmark documents that have contributed to the emergence of Health Informatics as an important discipline in improving the quality and safety in patient care. The nature of Health Informatics as a discipline and key roles and competencies of health informatics practitioners will be described.

Newly Accredited!  Now offering 12 hours upon successful completion for: ACCME, ACCME-NP, ACPE,  ACPE-T, ANCC, APA, NBCC,  ASWB, NYSED-SW

Learning objectives:
  1. Define information management, information technology and informatics.
  2. Describe various ways in which HIT has evolved to improve quality or enhance patient safety.
  3. Summarize the informatics drivers and trends.
  4. Describe the origins, current focus, and relationships among the following standards development organizations: Health Level 7 (HL-7), Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Health IT Standards Committee.
Start date: July 1, 2019
End date: July 31, 2019
Credit hours: 12
Enrollment period: Now - Jul 20
Enrollment link: Enroll now
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