This course has reached its enrollment capacity and registration is no longer available. Please revisit this site in Spring 2017 for information on additional available courses.

Free Continuing Education Course

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is pleased to offer a free continuing education course, Update in Health Information Technology: Healthcare Data Analytics, to physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals, and health informatics/IT professionals. This course is made freely available via a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). We aim for 1000 individuals to complete the course by June 2017.

The Course and Material

The overall goal of this course is to provide a continuing education update for clinical informatics and health information technology (HIT) professionals on healthcare data analytics. The intended audience is those who have a clinical focus on HIT and desire to learn more about the application of data analytics to clinical settings.

The course material is derived from updated versions of the Health IT Curriculum of the US Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has been awarded a grant by ONC to provide training for 1000 Health IT professionals between September 1 2016-June 30 2017. There will be no cost to those who participate.

The course consists of 14 modules that are estimated to take a total of 18 hours to complete. The course is completely online, and consists of lectures and self-assessment quizzes. References to further information are also provided. Those completing the entire course (viewing all of the lectures and completing the self-assessment quizzes) and evaluation form will receive a Certificate of Completion from OHSU. (We are not able to offer OHSU academic credit for the course.)

Although the course is open to all healthcare professionals and health informatics/IT professionals, physicians will additionally be able to obtain continuing medical education (CME) credit through OHSU. For physicians certified in the new Clinical Informatics Subspecialty, Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) credits towards American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) Maintenance of Certification Part II (MOC-II) requirements for the subspecialty will also be available.

This course has reached its enrollment capacity and registration is no longer available. Please revisit this site in Spring 2017 for information on additional available courses.

Course Offerings

The course will be offered six times in overlapping two-month blocks starting in October 2016. Because of the anticipated large enrollment, the entire course will need to be completed during one block in order to receive the Certificate of Completion and CME/MOC-II credit. If the course is not completed during the block, participants can re-enroll in a later block. The course will only be offered for free through May 2017.

The course will be offered six times starting in October of 2016 through May of 2017. Each offering will be 2-months in length:

Course Topics

The topics to be covered in the course include:

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The Registation Process

This course has reached its enrollment capacity and registration is no longer available. Please revisit this site in Spring 2017 for information on additional available courses.

Each participant will be asked to provide some basic information, including name, employer, and email address. (All data will be kept confidential by OHSU, with the exception of private reporting of those completing the course to ONC.) After registration, participants will be sent login information to the OHSU Sakai Learning Management System. After completing all of the modules and the self-assessment quizzes, each participant will need to complete the evaluation form. He or she will then be sent via email a PDF Certificate of Completion. (Physicians will additionally be sent certifications for CME or MOC-II credit.)

Within the Sakai system, each module will provide an overview of learning objectives, one or more lecture segments (in MP4 format, viewable on both computers and mobile devices), optional additional materials, and a self-assessment quiz of 5-10 multiple-choice questions. (Those seeking CME or MOC-II credit must achieve a correct rate of 70% to pass; each quiz will be able to be taken up to 5 times.) Sakai will also provide an interactive forum for those having questions or comments about the materials. Due to the anticipated large enrollment, we will encourage participants to interact and answer questions among themselves, with OHSU teaching assistants bringing in course faculty as needed.

The Faculty

The OHSU course faculty include: