Terminologies & Standards Distance Learning Course
The University of Utah's contribution to the AMIA 10x10 program is an introductory and foundational course about Clinical and Public Health Terminologies and Standards.
This web-based interactive course is taught by leaders and experts in the field, including Stan Huff, Catherine Staes, Lee Min Lau, Shaun Shakib, and Damian Borbolla who are affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Informatics at University of Utah. The course is directed by Dr. Stan Huff and co-directed by Damian Borbolla. This course introduces informatics students, clinicians, and public health practitioners to fundamental principles about terminologies and standards and their importance for the exchange and meaningful use of health information. Use of standards are critical for interoperability and are required for the meaningful use of data, both for their primary use (e.g. in the clinical setting) as well as their secondary use for quality monitoring, public health reporting, decision support, and research and analysis. It is important for persons involved in the design, development and use of systems to understand the role, use and benefits of standards for terminology, messaging, and information modeling. This course provides foundational knowledge and introduces students to the skills, resources, and concepts that will allow them to work in this evolving field.
This is a fifty credit-hour course. The course is intensive and 12 weeks in length.
The AMIA-Utah 10x10 course is targeted at IT team members, clinicians, and public health practitioners who need to learn fundamental principles about terminologies and standards in order to develop and implement systems for the exchange and meaningful use of health information. This course is taught by leaders and educators in the field and is focused on: a) sharing foundational knowledge about terminologies and standards, and b) introducing students to the skills, resources, and concepts that will allow them to work in this evolving field.
It is also targeted at individuals beginning to use, or already experienced with, various standard terminologies who are working in either a clinical or public health setting. It will also provide a stepping stone for those wishing to further their education and career development in this field.
Dr. Stanley M. Huff earned his MD from the University of Utah’s School of Medicine. He is a clinical professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, an adjunct professor of Nursing, and an adjunct assistant professor of Pathology at the University of Utah.
His expertise is in the following areas: medical information representation in database systems; standards for the exchange of data between medical computer systems, including Health Level Seven (HL7), Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC), and SNOMED CT; as well as Electronic Medical Record architecture and design. Dr. Huff joined the department in 1987 as a clinical professor. He is board certified in Clinical Pathology and was elected to the American College of Medical Informatics. He serves on the Health Information Technology Standards Committee (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology), is a member of the Board of HL7, and co-chairs the LOINC Committee
- Stan Huff, MD - Clinical Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah. Dr. Huff is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Intermountain Healthcare, serves on the ONC Health Information Technology Standards Committee, is a member of the Board of HL7, and co-chairs the LOINC Committee.
- Damian Borbolla, MD, MS – Participant of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Department of Biomedical Informatics University of Utah. Currently, Dr. Borbolla's research and teaching concerns clinical decision support systems, healthcare standards and clinical terminologies.
- Catherine Staes, BSN, MPH, PhD - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah. Dr. Staes performs research with collaborators from CDC, NIOSH, and the Utah Department of Health.
- Lee Min Lau, MD, PhD - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah. Dr. Lau is a senior informaticist with 3M Health Information Systems.
- Shaun Shakib, MPH, PhD - Dr. Shakib recently received his PhD from the Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, and is currently Chief Informatics Officer at Clinical Architecture.
- Guillerme Del Fiol, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah / Co-Chair of Clinical Decision Support Work Group at HL7 International