• 10x10 with University of Minnesota School of Nursing

    Interprofessional Health Informatics Course

10x10 with UMN

10x10 with UMN: Course Description

Objectives

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

  1. Examine theories and frameworks for nursing, public health, and healthcare informatics.
  2. Analyze principles, theories, and informatics standards to select, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of information systems.
  3. Evaluate impact of informatics on the roles of nursing, other health care professionals and the consumer.
  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.

Course Logistics

The course is offered in one part:

1.  A 10 module Web-based component starting January 5, 2018The Web-based component includes online voice-over presentations, readings, web resources, and quizzes.  University of Minnesota faculty will be available weekly to answer questions either via a discussion board or through a chat board.  

The registration deadline for this offering of the course is January 5, 2018.  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.
  • Virtual Office Hours - this offers students the opportunity to meet with a variety of faculty from the University of Minnesota.  Each week one of the informatics faculty will be available to chat with students if requested.

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.

Curriculum

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

  Unit Topic
1 The Evolution and Theory of Health Informatics
2 Electronic Health Records (EHR) 
3 Health Information Systems
4 Governance and Organizational Structures for Informatics
5 Home Health and Public Health
6 Research and Evidence Based Practice (EBP)
7 Education and Informatics
8 E-patient and Social Networking
9 Quality, Usability and Standards in Informatics
10 International Informatics/Future of Health Informatics

Readings

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. (2014). Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach. 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: http://www.nursing.umn.edu/Education/home.html.

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Office of Practice, Partnerships and Professional Development, is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  This activity is awarded up to 56.25 ANCC credits.

Competencies

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

  • Examine theories and frameworks for nursing, public health, and healthcare informatics.
  • Analyze principles, theories, and informatics standards to select, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of information systems.
  • Evaluate impact of informatics on the roles of nursing, other health care professionals and the consumer.
  • Describe policy ramifications of computerized information systems, including data integrity, ethical implications, legal requirements, and professional practice standards, trends, and 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.

* For further questions or immediate assistance please contact Susanne Arnold at susanne@amia.org.