Survey Course of The Field of Health Informatics
The University of Kansas School of Nursing and the Center for Health Informatics is offering the course, Introduction to Health Informatics, as part of the AMIA 10x10 Program.
The University of Kansas's contribution to the AMIA 10x10 is a survey course of the field of health informatics.
This web-based course provides a broad survey of health informatics focused on five themes: health informatics foundations; clinical decision support; human/organizational factors/public health/consumer health informatics and current issues in health informatics including best practices. Participants will be invited to participate in a F2F meeting to be held in Fall 2015 in conjunction with the AMIA Fall Symposium. Attendance at the AMIA Fall Symposium is encouraged but not required.
The AMIA-University of Kansas 10x10 course's intended audience will be clinicians, public health practitioners and researchers, IT professionals, and others interested in the field of health informatics.
Helen Connors, PhD, RN, DrPS (Hon), FAAN has forged a distinctive path in health informatics. As the University of Kansas School of Nursing's E. Jean M. Hill Endowed Professor, Associate Dean for Integrated Technologies and Executive Director of the KU Center for Health Informatics, Dr. Connors strives to expand the use of advanced information technologies for education and practice, to establish policy for telecommunications and telehealth, and to promote health IT nationally and internationally.
Dr. Connors chairs the Kansas state eHealth Advisory Council and is a member of the foundational governance board for the Kansas City Bistate Health Information Exchange (eHealth Align), and the statewide Kansas Health Information Exchange. Dr. Connors will serve as the Course Director for the AMIA-University of Kansas 10x10 Program.