Special Course offered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, AMIA, and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) are pleased to offer this special version of the 10x10 course aimed at RDs and DTRs. The content is geared to nutrition and the in-person session takes place at the 2015 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Exposition in Nashville, TN on October 3, 2015. The full FNCE runs from October 3-6, 2015.
The goal of the AMIA-OHSU 10x10 program is to provide a detailed overview of biomedical and health informatics to those who will work at the interface of healthcare and information technology. The course also aims to provide an entry point for those wishing further study (and career development) in the field. It provides a broad understanding of the field from the vantage point of those who implement, lead, and develop IT solutions for improving health, healthcare, public health, and biomedical research. It provides up-to-date details on current events in the field, including the "meaningful use" of electronic health records specified by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, also known as the US economic stimulus package).
The OHSU 10x10 course was the original in this distance-learning program and has had the largest enrollment. The 10x10 program started when former AMIA President Dr. Charles Safran asserted that the United States needs one physician and one nurse trained in medical informatics in each of the 6,000 hospitals in the United States. Dr. William Hersh of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) operationalized this definition by working with AMIA to launch the 10x10 program. The goal of the AMIA 10x10 program was further validated by Dr. David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, who estimated the need for an additional 50,000 trained individuals to meet President Obama's goal of all Americans having electroinic medical records by 2014. The need is equally strong outside the United States.
The 10x10 program aims to provide introductory training to build the workforce that will enable information technology to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare and public health. Since the program was launched in 2005, over 1,800 people, mostly from the US but also from a variety of international locations, have completed the course. About 20% of those graduating have gone on to advanced study in the field.
About the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy)
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics was founded in 1917 and is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. The Academy's mission is to empower members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders and its vision is to optimize the nation's health through food and nutrition.
Approximately 75 percent of the Academy's nearly 70,000 members are registered dietitians (RDs) and four percent are dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs). Other members include consultants, educators, researchers and students. Nearly half of all Academy members hold advanced academic degrees. Academy members represent a wide range of practice areas and interests. Affiliate, dietetics practice, and member interest groups share the common purpose of serving the profession, the public, and members in such areas as continuing professional education, public information on nutrition and health, government advocacy and relations, membership recruitment, Academy leadership, and public relations.
Overview of the topics covered in the program
- Overview of Field and Problems Motivating It
- Biomedical Computing
- Electronic and Personal Health Records (EHR, PHR)
- Standards and Interoperability; Privacy, Confidentiality & Security
- Meaningful Use of the EHR
- EHR Implementation and Evaluation
- Evidence-Based Medicine
- Information Retrieval and Digital Libraries
- Imaging Informatics and Telemedicine
- Translational Bioinformatics and Personalized Medicine
- Consumer Health Informatics
- Nutrition Informatics Competencies