Course Catalog

Welcome! The Health Informatics Workforce Development Team deploys training programs to prepare VA staff to lead the transition to the next generation of health information technology. The courses are Web-based to allow maximum flexibility and convenient access.

To learn more about a program or enrollment, click on the name of the program in the first column of the table.

Program Audience/Enrollment Format Description CEUs


Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics

• Open to employees of VA and Federal Partners (DOD)

Upcoming Sessions:

Winter 2019: 1/8/19-3/5/19

Spring 2019: 4/9/19-6/4/19

Summer 2019: 7/2/19-8/27/19

Fall 2019: 10/1/19-11/26/19

• Asynchronous, online course comprised of lectures, discussion forums and other online activities

• Estimated time commitment: 31 hours

• Introductory course in health care data analytics

• Developed in conjunction with Bellevue College with funding from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for health Information Technology

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• Accredited for 31 hours from: ACCME, ACCME-NP, ACPE, ANCC, APA, ASWB, NYSED-SW)

• Approved for AMA PRA Category 2 Credit (for ABPM diplomates)

• General education credits are provided upon completion

Introduction to Health Informatics (101)

• Unlimited capacity

• Open to employees of VA and Federal Partners (DOD)

• One of six modules offered each month on a rotating basis

• Six self-paced, distance-learning modules comprised of lectures, discussion forums, and other online activities

• Take one or all six modules in any order

• Time commitment: 12 hours per month

• Community college-level content

• Broad overview of the health informatics field

• Based on Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Development Program

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• CEUs available for some of the Modules

• General education credits provided on completion of each module

Health Informatics Certificate Program (AMIA 10x10) 

• Capacity of 35 students per session

• Limited to VA staff at present due to high demand and limited capacity

• Targeted toward staff in leadership roles

• Application for enrollment required

• Faculty-led, Web-based course

• Assignments include readings, discussion boards, papers, and final project

• Time commitment: about 12 hours per week for 6 months

• Rigorous six-month course

• Comparable to AMIA 10x10 Certificate Programs offered by universities and other agencies

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• CEU/CME available for the Health Informatics Lecture Series (301) portion of the course

Health Informatics Lecture Series (301)


• Unlimited capacity

•Available to all VA staff via TMS 2.0

Federal Partners (DOD) students: courses available in SWANK.  Contact your agency's Education Service if needed.

• Videotaped lecture presentations housed on TMS

• Registration on TMS 2.0

• Time commitment: averages one hour per lecture

• More than 40 Individual lectures presented by experts in the health informatics field

• Broad overview of the history, concepts, methods, and tools of biomedical and health informatics

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• See brochures in TMS 2.0 for availability of ACCME, ACCCME-NP, ACPE, ANCC, APA, ASWB continuing education credits

The Health Informatics Specialist/Clinical Applications Coordinator (HIS-CAC) National Training Program

• Unlimited capacity

• Open to VA staff or trainees in Health Informatics Specialist/Clinical Applications Coordinator (HIS/CAC) roles

• Prerequisite: Enrolled participants must have access to the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and all HIS/CAC menus and keys in their TEST, MIRROR or Training accounts in order to participate in the required application exercises

• Modules are open continuously so that the content can be accessed as a reference tool

• Self-paced learning modules comprised of selected readings, lectures, discussion forums, application exercises and other online and offline learning activities

• The series provides technical skills training for HIS/CAC staff who support the software applications that are integral to CPRS

• CEUs not available

• General Education credits provided on completion of each module

• Certificate of Completion for each module

Nursing Informatics Guided Study Group

• Unlimited Capacity

• Open to any interested VA and Federal Partners (DOD Staff)

• Target Audience: RNs seeking NI Certification from ANCC (but open to all interested staff)

• Self-paced

• Activities include readings, videos, discussion boards, worksheets and other activities

• Time commitment: varied

• Online study group to help prepare eligible RNs for the ANCC Nursing Informatics Certification Exam

• No Education Credits or CEUs

• Some resources may have CEU’s attached e.g. TMS 2.0 Lectures


Nursing Informatics Journal Club

• Unlimited Capacity

• Open to any interested VA and Federal Partners (DOD Staff)

• Target Audience: Staff interested in NI topics

• Group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1 PM ET via Skype

•The Nursing Informatics Journal Club provides Nurse Informaticists an opportunity to participate in reading and reviewing professional literature, videos and published studies.

•1 hour of ANCC Credit available for each session through TMS 2.0


VA Pharmacy Online Classroom

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• Courses open to employees of VA, DOD, Indian Health and other Federal Partners • See Pharmacy site for course information

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