The goal of the AMIA-Kansas 10x10 course is to provide a broad survey of health informatics focused on five themes: health informatics foundations; clinical decision support; human/organizational factors; public health informatics and current issues in health informatics including best practices. The AMIA 10x10 course is based on NRSG 859/IDSP 970: Introduction to Healthcare Informatics. Nursing 859 is equivalent to 45 class hours. Students enrolled for the optional 3 credit offering will develop and demonstrate a practical, innovative small-group information technology (IT) project from one of a set of faculty recommended projects or from a student-proposed idea.
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 clinical information systems and other information technology supportive of patient care and safety. Therefore, this 10x10 offering includes education concerning foundational informatics, semantic interoperability, decision support, safety initiatives, and the emerging fields of consumer, biomedical, and public health informatics.
The target audience for this Internet enduring material activity is clinicians, physicians, public health practitioners and researchers, IT professionals, and others interested in the field of health informatics.
This survey course provides a broad overview of the field highlighting the key issues and challenges; however the electronic health record (EHR) is covered in another course. The course is taught primarily in an asynchronous manner; however, students are strongly encouraged to keep up with the course materials in order to benefit from the interactive discussion with faculty and other students.
The course uses the following teaching modalities:
- Voice-over-Powerpoint lectures - PowerPoint lectures are used to deliver selected course content.
- Interactive threaded discussion - Students will engage in discussion on important& issues using the on-line discussion board. The responsible faculty will provide feedback to students either as part of the discussion or at the conclusion of the discussion.
- Reading assignments - The course will use selected readings from textbooks and journal articles designed to provide a practical overview of key issues in the informatics field. In addition, students are pointed to other key documents, reports, and papers from the field.
- Project Presentations
- Additional Assignments: The students will complete 20-25 question quizzes following completion of Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4.
The Web-based portion of the course will be provided through readings, on-line lectures and interactive discssions. The in-person sessions will bring together attendees to meet leaders in the field and other students. Students will also have the opportunity to take targeted training through AMIA education programs. The tuition covers tuition and fees for both the on-line and in-person sessions. Additionally, 10x10 students will receive a complimentary affiliate membership to AMIA for the 2014 calendar year (January 1st through Dec. 31st).
Methods of Evaluation:
25% of course grade: 25 question quiz at end of Module 1
25% of course grade: 25 question quiz at end of Module 2
25% of course grade: 20 question quiz at end of Module 3
25% of course grade: 20 question quiz at end of Module 4
To Earn CE credit:
Each student must earn 70% or higher on each quiz
The course project must be assigned 70% or higher
The following appendix outlines the module number, week number, and covered topics.
|Module 1: Domains of Informatics Team|
|Unit 1: Overview, History and Milestones: Biomedical, Health and Clinical Informatics and the Learning Health System||
|Sept. 14-20, 2015|
|Unit 2: Population Health Informatics/ Consumer Health Informatics||
||Connors||Sept. 21-27, 2015|
|Unit 3: Translational
||Connors||Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2015|
|25 Question Quiz at end of Module 1||Connors||Test will be available September 30|
|Module Two: Impact of HIT|
|Unit 4: Overview of Federal and State initiatives for Health Information Technology and Health Information Exchange||
||Connors||Oct. 5-18, 2015|
|Unit 5: Legal and Ethical Issues||
||Connors||Oct. 19-25, 2015|
|Unit 6: Using Health Data||
||Connors||Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2015|
|25 Question Quiz at end of Module II||The test will be available October 28|
|Module Three: Applications of Health Informatics|
|Unit 7: Guideline Development, Assessment and Deployment||
|Nov. 2-8, 2015|
|Unit 8: Clinical Rules and Decision Support||
|Nov. 9-15, 2015|
|20 question quiz at end of Module III||The test will be available Nov. 11|
|Module Four: Implementation of Informatics Projects & Programs & the Future of Health IT|
|Unit 9: Medical Devices/Human Factors||
|Nov. 23-29, 2015|
|AMIA Fall Symposium - Hilton San Francisco Union Square Nov. 14-18, 2015
|Unit 10: Training, Implementation, Organizational Change, and Unintended Consequences||
|Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2015|
|Unit 11: Connected Health||
|Dec. 7-13, 2015|
|20 question quiz at end of Module IV||The test will be available December 9|
Instructors and Course Directors Information
Helen R. Connors, PhD, RN, DrPS (Hon), FAAN
Associate Dean for Integrated Technologies and
E. Jean M. Hill Endowed Professor,
University of Kansas, School of Nursing
Executive Director, Center for Health Informatics
Phone - (913) 588-3362
Timothy McNamara MD, MPH/TM
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, School of
LaVerne Manos, DNP, RN-BC
University of Kansas, School of Nursing
Director of Nursing Informatics, Center for Health Informatics
The goal of the AMIA 10x10 program is to train future leaders in the development, dissemination, and evaluation of information technology as it relates to the healthcare environment. The 10x10 program alone will not make one a full-time professional in informatics (any more than a semester of medicine or nursing will make one a doctor or nurse!). The program is being structured, however, to allow those who complete the course to carry the credits forward into other graduate programs in informatics. The details need to be arranged with each individual program.
More details about further training opportunities are available on The University of Kansas website at www2.kumc.edu/healthinformatics.
After completion of this course, the learner will be better able to:
- Use various controlled medical terminology systems for health IT applications using formal criteria.
- Describe key strategies for software/technology design that results in improved usability.
- Describe key strategies for organizational change and leadership.
- Discuss current Federal initiatives relevant to clinical and public health informatics, regarding health IT use and dissemination.
- Begin to assume a leadership role in the implementation of health IT in professional and organizational life.
- Work in a team to create a health informatics application project. (optional)
- Present the findings and analysis of a health informatics application project to colleagues. (optional)
The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Informatics Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 45 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Estimated Time Expected to Complete Activity
Estimated time to complete this activity: 45 hours
Criteria for Successful Completion
Completion of this enduring material is demonstrated by participation in all online sessions, completion of all course quizzes, completion of participant survey, attendance at an in-person session for class participants with the faculty is optional (if one is scheduled). Each student must earn 70% or higher on each quiz. The course project must be assigned 70% or higher.
No commercial support was received for this activity.
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Disclosures for this Activity
Helen Connors, PhD, RN, DrPS (Hon), FAAN, discloses that neither she nor her spouse have relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
LaVerne Manos, DNP, RN-BC, discloses that neither she nor her spouse have relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Instructions for Claiming CME Credit
The instructor will send a list of all participants who satisfied course requirements to AMIA. Participant will communicate with Susanne Vellucci, Education Program Manager, email@example.com, about completing the evaluation and receiving the CME certificate.
- A computer with an Internet connection.
- Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
- HTML5-capable browser for video or audio play or download
- Additional software such as PowerPoint® or Adobe Acrobat Reader software
For questions about the 10x10 course please contact Susanne Arnold, Education Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 657-1291.