Patient Safety and Health Information Technology
This online course is ideal for professionals looking for quality and convenience. No prerequisites are required.
Dr. Annette L. Valenta established UICs 10x10 offering in 2007 and has been its Director since that time. She is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences in the College of Applied Health Sciences and the Director of Graduate Studies for UICs PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics. She is a Professor in the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine and the Director of Graduate Studies for UICs Patient Safety Leadership (PSL) programs, including its Master of Science Degree and associated graduate certificates. Dr. Valenta was consulting faculty (T. McDonald, Principal Investigator) for the AHRQ-funded grant entitled "The Seven Pillars: Crossing the Patient Safety-Medical Liability Chasm" that aimed to evaluate the impact of the "Seven Pillars" - a comprehensive response to patient harm that links effective and honest communication with improvements in patient safety and reducing medical liability risk (Grant R 18 HS10507858). With funding through AHRQ, HHS, and DOD, her research focuses on organizational issues surrounding health technology, including examining the role information systems can play in promoting patient safety. More recently, Dr. Valenta has focused her efforts in education as Chair of the AMIA Accreditation Council, which in 2017, established the foundational domains and core competencies for the discipline of health informatics. As a result of that work, she has been asked to chair the competency committee for North America that is identifying those core competencies required for programs seeking accreditation through CAHME in Quality and Patient Safety.
Dr. Valenta's publications have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Academic Medicine, Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, JALN: Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Journal of Medical Systems, Journal of Healthcare Information Management, Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, International Journal of Computational Models and Algorithms in Medicine, and Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. She has served as Review Board Member, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, and is a member of the Delta Omega Society (a public health honorary fraternity). She was the recipient of an AMIA Leadership Award in 2016.