Introduction to Health Informatics 101 Course Catalog

Start at any time!

One module is available on the 1st of each month. Enrollment closes within 10 days of the end of the month.  Intended audience = employees of VA and Federal Partners (not intended for contract staff).  A printable version of the syllabus is available at this link.  Schedule is 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

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, using the enrollment keys. 

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.  

Should you require assistance, please send us an email:  VHAhi2CertHelp@va.gov

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: May 1, 2022
End date: May 31, 2022
Credit hours: 10
Enrollment period: Now - May 20
Enrollment link: Enroll now