College of Applied Health Sciences
Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 10 x 10
Patient Safety and Health Information Technology
AMIA / Non-Credit Course
Over the past decade, researchers have come to understand that it is rarely the technology alone that contributes to unsafe conditions in health care, but rather it is the "technology in place" that is a cause. In November 2011, the Institute of Medicine published its report, "Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care," describing the need to incorporate a systems approach when thinking about health information technology (HIT).
Following the success of last year's offering, UIC will repeat its 10x10 with the focus on health information technology (including the EHR in inpatient, ambulatory, and physician office sites) and implications to patient safety.
UIC remains committed in its interdisciplinary focus to its biomedical and health informatics curricula; as a student, you will work with peers and faculty from many healthcare disciplines. We also remain committed to our unique focus on understanding the sociotechnical aspects of computing, including understanding why implementation of the best software or hardware sometimes fails to meet expectations.
This graduate-level online course requires participants to assimilate concepts and develop critical thinking skills. The design of the UIC 10x10 course semester recognizes the work and lifestyle of our adult learners. Spanning 15 weeks, participants will:
- Learn concepts in a 9-week intensive period of readings, discussions, and self-assessments;
- Explore an independent area of interest in a 2-week period of independent research and reading;
- Apply concepts in a 4-week period of group development of an interdisciplinary capstone project; and
- Participate in the required face-to-face session at AMIA 2013 at which the groups will present their capstone projects.
No prerequisites are required.
We invite you to register for UIC's 10x10 course whose focus is intended to support your educational needs to improve the safety of health information technology. Please visit the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) website for information on the upcoming course and to register.
Note: This is a tech-enhanced course that requires access to Blackboard, a course management system used by UIC. In order to complete registration, you must submit proof of identity to secure your unique NetID (username). More information on this process can be found on the Know More about Registering and Paying section of our Web site.
Contact Hours: 30-40