10×10 with Oregon Health & Science University: Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics—July 19, 2017

10x10 with Oregon Health & Science University: Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics

Register today for the 10x10 with Oregon Health & Science University: Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics. Learn more about this course on the website.

The 10x10 course gets its name from its original goal when launched in 2005 of educating 10,000 healthcare and related professionals in biomedical and health informatics by 2010, as suggested by former American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) President Dr. Charles Safran. The goal of 10x10 was operationalized by Dr. William Hersh of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

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 (IT). The course also aims to provide an entry point for those wishing further study (and/or 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.

This survey course provides a broad overview of the field, highlighting the key issues and challenges for the field. The course is taught in a completely asynchronous manner (i.e., there are no "scheduled" classes). However, students must keep up with the course materials so they can benefit from the interactive discussion with faculty and other students.

The registration deadline for the course is July 19, 2017. Learn more and register today.