• 10x10 with University of Minnesota School of Nursing

    Interprofessional Health Informatics Course

Interprofessional Health Informatics Course

10x10 with UMN: Course Description


The School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota will be offering its 42nd Interprofessional Health Informatics Distance Learning Course as part of the AMIA 10x10 Program.

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing contribution to the AMIA 10x10 is a course directed to both a generic overview of nursing and health informatics and the specific application of information and communication technologies in the clinical area. The primary focus is on the analysis, modeling, standardization and development and deployment of the electronic health record and safe exchange of patient data. The course examines the implications of informatics for practice, including nursing, public health, and healthcare in general. It will discuss electronic health record issues, relate ethical, legislative and political issues of informatics, and explore global and future informatics issues.

This course is intended for Nursing or other healthcare professionals, health science majors or computer/engineering professionals with an interest in health informatics. A minimum of a baccalaureate degree required and preferably post-baccalaureate experience.


The following table outlines the curriculum with unit number and topic. Each module will include the specific reading assignments:

 Unit Topic
1Introduction to Health Informatics
2Electronic Health Records
3Health Information Systems & the Role of the Informatician
4Privacy and Security
5Community-based Systems
6Evidence Based Practice (EBP) & Big Data Research
7Simulation and Gaming
8ehealth, mhealth and Telehealth
9Quality, Usability and Safety
10Future of Health Informatics


The course is offered in one part:

1. A 10 module Web-based component starting October 4, 2019. The Web-based component includes online voice-over presentations, readings, web resources, and quizzes.

The registration deadline for this offering of the course is October 4, 2019. Please contact the course instructor or Susanne Arnold (susanne@amia.org) for late registration if space allows.

This survey course provides a broad overview of the field, highlighting the key opportunities and challenges for the field. The course is learner directed, i.e., there are no "scheduled" classes. However, there will be faculty available weekly to meet with students "virtually" if they have questions. It is recommended that students complete a minimum of one module per week. The course uses the following teaching modalities:

  • • Voice-over-Power Point lectures - The key material is delivered via the internet using the Flash plug-in, which is freely available and already installed in almost all web browsers.

  • • Reading assignments – There is one book required for the course which can be ordered from any bookstore. The title of the text can be found below.

  • • Homework/quizzes - Each of the 10 modules will be accompanied by a 10-question multiple-choice self-assessment that aims to have the student apply the knowledge from the unit.

The on-line part of the course is accessed via the Moodle course delivery tool. At the onset of the course, each student is provided a login and password by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing distance learning staff. All other assigned readings are either freely available on-line or included in the textbooks.

Students will need to complete the orientation to Moodle to assure that they have installed all the appropriate plug-ins and settings on their computer for the course.

Learning Objectives

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing offering of 10x10 has the following learning objectives:

  1. 1. Examine theories and frameworks for nursing, public health, and healthcare informatics.

  2. 2. Analyze principles, theories, and informatics standards to select, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of information systems.

  3. 3. Evaluate impact of informatics on the roles of nursing, other health care professionals and the consumer.

  4. 4. Describe policy ramifications of computerized information systems, including data integrity, ethical implications, legal requirements, and professional practice standards, trends, and issues.

The goal of the AMIA-UMN-School of Nursing 10x10 course is to examine the implications of informatics for practice, including nursing, public health, and healthcare in general. It will discuss electronic health record issues, relate ethical, legislative and political issues of informatics, and explore global and future informatics issues.

Students receive a certificate of completion once they have successfully passed the quiz for each module at 80% and the evaluation is completed for the course.

Readings/Required Textbook

Reading assignments consist of chapters from the required textbook as well as additional articles, reports, documents, web-based resources, and other readings. Students are responsible for learning all content in the readings, whether discussed in the lectures or not.

The required textbook for the course is:

  • • Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2018). Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach (2nd Edition). Elsevier, St. Louis, MO.

Beyond 10x10

The goal of the AMIA 10x10 program is to train clinicians and other health care professionals in informatics so they can be knowledgeable participants in IT implementations in their local settings. The 10x10 program alone will not make one a full-time professional in informatics, but is structured 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 the individual degree programs are available on the University of Minnesota Center School of Nursing Web site. Please view this link for more details: https://www.nursing.umn.edu/degrees-programs

2019 AMIA Meetings

All registrants of the UMN 10x10 course will receive member rates to any AMIA meeting they attend in the 2019 calendar year (Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st). Registrants, once they become a 10x10 student, can take advantage of member rates to any AMIA meetings that take place within the same year they are a 10x10 student. These rates are usually $200 less than a non-member rate.


In support of improving patient care, the University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This course is awarded 56.25 ANCC contact hours.

Other Health Professionals: It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if the program meets the criteria for re-licensure or re-certification for their discipline. Each participant will receive an evidence of participation.

Refund Policy: Refunds may be requested and issued before accessing the course. Once the Moodle course has been accessed, no refunds will be issued.

Contact Information

Questions about AMIA 10x10? Find answers on the FAQs page.

For additional questions about the 10x10 program, please contact Susanne Arnold, Education Program Manager at susanne@amia.org or (301) 657-1291.