KU-AMIA 10x10

KU-AMIA 10x10


KU Center for Health Informatics and the School of Nursing are excited about their new partnership with AMIA and their 10x10 informatics education initiative. We welcome you to join us in this endeavor of meeting the country's need for HIT trained professionals. As Don E. Detmer, MD, MA, Former AMIA President & CEO said,

"Because we are serious about transforming our system of health care to be safe, efficient, timely, patient-centered, equitable, and effective, we must invest not only in technology, but also in the education and training of individuals to ensure our workforce is poised to meet this challenge. Virtually every hospital, clinic, physician office, or other health care provider organization will in some way utilize information technology solutions in the coming years and will need health care professionals versed in informatics to assist with the implementation, use, and success of these systems."

KU agrees with AMIA that strengthening the health informatics workforce is a critical component in transforming the American health care system.

"KU is committed to the education and training of clinical informaticians to lead the transformation of the American health care system through the design, implementation, and evaluation of information systems and other information technology supportive of patient care and safety".  Therefore this 10 X 10 offering includes education concerning foundational informatics, semantic interoperability, decision support, safety initiatives, and the emerging fields of consumer, biomedical, and public health informatics.

General Information

Course goals and competencies: This course will provide a broad survey of health informatics focused on five themes: health informatics foundations; clinical decision support; human factors/organization; public health informatics and current issues in health informatics including best practices. 

Competencies/Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Use various controlled medical terminology systems for health IT applications using formal criteria.
  2. Describe key strategies for software/technology design that results in improved usability.
  3. Describe key strategies for organizational change and leadership.
  4. Discuss current federal initiatives relevant to clinical and public health informatics, regarding health IT use and dissemination.
  5. Assume a leadership role in the implementation of health IT in professional and organizational life.
  6. Create an innovative, health informatics application or research project in a time-limited environment.
  7. Present the motivation, hypothesis, methods, and results of a health informatics application or research project to colleagues.

To register for the course go to: http://www.amia.org/education/academic-and-training-programs/10x10-university-kansas

Continuing Education for Credit

45 AMA Category 1 CME credit available through AMIA. 

Last modified: May 11, 2015