Course Catalog

Welcome! The Health Informatics Workforce Development Team deploys training programs to prepare VA staff and our Federal Partners 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

• Employees of VA and Federal Partners (not intended for contract staff)

• Four sessions offered per year

• Capacity of 500 students per session

• Asynchronous, self-paced 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 1 Credit (for ABPM diplomates)

• General education credits are provided upon completion

Introduction to Health Informatics (101)

• Employees of VA and Federal Partners (not intended for contract staff)

• Unlimited capacity

• One of six modules offered each month on a rotating basis- start at any time

• 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: varies from 10 to 13 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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• Each module accredited for 10 to 13 hours from: ACCME, ACCME-NP, ACPE, ACPE-T, ANCC, APA, NBCC, ASWB, NYSED-SW

• General education credits provided on completion of each module

Health Informatics Certificate Program (AMIA 10x10) 

• Capacity of 35 students per session

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

• Targeted toward staff in leadership roles

• Application for enrollment required

• Federal Partners: Interested DOD applicants contact: for additional instructions

• 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)


•Employees of VA and Federal Partners (not intended for contract staff)

•Unlimited capacity

•Prerequisite: Enrolled participants must have an active TMS 2.0 account

• Target Audience: Staff interested in learning about the field of health informatics from experts in the field. 

• Recorded lecture presentations housed on TMS 2.0

• Active TMS 2.0 required for registration

• 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 CEU/CME including: ACCME, ACCCME-NP, ACPE, ANCC, APA, ASWB, NYSED-SW

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

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

• Unlimited capacity

• 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

CPRS Tab-by-Tab: A Basic Orientation

•Employees of VA and Federal Partners 

•Unlimited capacity

•Prerequisite: Enrolled participants must have an active TMS 2.0 account

• Target Audience: VA Employees, Clinicians, Administrative, Researchers, Educators, Trainees inside and outside VA who are required to use VA's Computerized Patient Record System.

• Available on TMS (VA 35795)

• Self-paced online learning

• Time commitment: Average of 6 hours for entire course

The training covers the basic aspects of using the VA Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS).

Learners will experience each tab of the CPRS, basic operations & how they may customize settings to make more efficient use of the system.

• 6 contact hours  available after completing the entire course through TMS 2.0

Nursing Informatics Guided Study Site

• Employees of VA and Federal Partners (not intended for contract staff)

• Unlimited capacity

• 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: varies

• Online resource compilation 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 Continuing Education Series

• Employees of VA and Federal Partners (not intended for contract staff)

• Unlimited capacity

• Open to any interested VA and Federal Partners Staff

• Target Audience: Staff interested in discussing NI topics

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

•The Nursing Informatics Continuing Ed. Series provides Nurse Informaticists with the opportunity to share current information, inspire critical thinking, evaluate current practices and stimulate innovation.

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

LinkedIn Learning


• Open to any interested VA employees

• Target Audience: VA staff interested in training and development on a wide range of topics

• Unlimited capacity

• On demand, self-paced materials developed by industry experts from all over the world

• Online courses, videos and learning paths for beginners to experts

​​​​​​​​​​​Learn more about VA’s Partnership with LinkedIn Learning!  LinkedIn Learning offers thousands of courses covering Business Topics, Creative subjects, and Technology. Course lengths varies from a few minutes to a few hours and materials are available in multiple languages. 

•CEUs available through PMI, IIBA, 
CompTIA Information Technology certifications and others. See LinkedIn Learning for further information.


VA Pharmacy Online Classroom


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

Workflow Mapping and Business Process Modelingflowchart icon

Clinical and administrative staff responsible for and/or participating in processes impacted by the new Cerner EHR, especially those staff who will be participating in the Current State Workflow Assessment as part of the Site Readiness Assessment.

Asynchronous, self-paced online learning module comprised of lectures and learning activities. 

Enroll at any time. Available 24x7. 

Time commitment: approximately 5 hours.

This module covers fundamentals of workflow process analysis and business process modeling. Graphical process representation using flow chart diagrams and Business Process Modeling Notation, as well as methods for acquiring the clinical process knowledge needed for diagramming and analysis, are also addressed. 

5 Hours General Education Credit available.

No CEU's.

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