Introduction to Health Informatics 101 Course Catalog

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One module is available each month. Start during any month/module; 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. Courses open on the 1st of the month. Enrollment closes within 10 days of the end of the month.

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Enrollment keys (Required)

  • VA Staff: VA (case sensitive) 
  • 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 and schedule are as follows:

Module 1  12 hours January and July
Module 2  13 hours February and August
Module 3  13 hours March and September
Module 4  12 hours April and October
Module 5  10 hours May and November
Module 6  10 hours June and December

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Course name: Module 5: Systems Design and Designing for Safety
Course description:

This module will describe approaches to identification of system requirements and strategies for development of safe and effective systems. The focus is on user-centered design, incorporating typical users early in the design process and doing formative evaluations using realistic testing scenarios. Application of usability principles and heuristics to the design of Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) systems that can anticipate and avoid errors is also addressed.

Newly Accredited!  Now offering 10 hours upon successful completion for: ACCME, ACCME-NP, ACPE,  ACPE-T, ANCC, APA, NBCC,  ASWB, NYSED-SW

Learning objectives:
  1. Describe principles of sound design to support usability.
  2. Identify common sources of error documented in research studies in medicine.
  3. Explain principles underlying the design of healthcare systems for safety.
Start date: November 1, 2021
End date: November 30, 2021
Credit hours: 10
Enrollment period: Now - Nov 20
Enrollment link: Enroll now