10x10 with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

August 1, 2016 to October 10, 2016
UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
Online Course

Healthcare Interface Design Distance Learning Course

Sixth 10x10 offering from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to begin August 1, 2016!

The School of Biomedical Informatics, part of  The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will be offering its Healthcare Interface Design Distance Learning Course as part of the AMIA 10x10 program.

UTHealth's contribution to the AMIA 10x10 is an online course that focuses on EHR, human-computer interaction, human factors and Health IT usability.

This on-line interactive course will allow the student to master the fundamental principles and methods in health interface design, learn how to evaluate the usability of existing systems, and also learn how to design new systems with built-in good usability by applying related theories, principles, methodologies and techniques.

The AMIA-UTHealth 10x10 course is intended for Health IT professionals, CIO’s, CMIO’s, system developers and programmers, researchers and informaticians, physicians, nurses, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other healthcare professionals. The registrant should have an educational background in health sciences, computer science, informatics, or other related areas.

CME's currently are not available for this online course.


Jiajie ZhangJiajie Zhang is Dean and Glassell Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Informatics Excellence, at the School of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He is also the Director of the National Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making in Healthcare (nicknamed SHAPRC), which was funded by a $15 million grant from ONC under the SHARP program to lead the national effort on EHR usability, workflow, and cognitive support. He is also the Director of Usability at the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center for Health IT. Dr. Zhang is an elected Fellow of American College of Medical Informatics. He will serve as the Director of the AMIA-UTHealth 10x10 program.

Dr. Zhang has more than 30 years of research, education, product development, and consulting experience in biomedical informatics, cognitive science, usability, patient safety, decision making, and biomedical big data. He has authored more than 170 publications. He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous grants from ONC, NASA, Office of Naval Research, Army, NIH, AHRQ, James S. McDonnell Foundation, State of Texas, and other funding agencies (totaling $37 million as PI). 

This 10x10 course is based on the Healthcare Interface Design course Dr. Zhang has taught at UTHealth for more than 14 years. Dr. Zhang has been teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels for 20 years, having taught courses in human-computer interaction, information visualization, and technology-mediated social dynamics, cognitive science, and computer modeling. Dr. Zhang has supervised or co-supervised more than twenty-five PhD students and over seventy master’s students. Dr. Zhang was a recipient of the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award.