UIC's online AMIA 10x10 program prepares clinicians and other health professionals, as well as IT professionals, to address health informatics issues in the workplace; it provides a broad overview of the health informatics field, emphasizing key issues and challenges. Participants will gain introductory knowledge of such topics as information technology and systems in a healthcare setting; collection, analysis and management of healthcare data; storage, retrieval, and networking; information search and retrieval; and, system security.
Students who complete this 10x10 course may be interested in our online health informatics certificate and degree programs offered at University of Illinois at Chicago: the post-baccalaureate campus certificate program, the IBHE (Illinois Board of Higher Education) post-master's certificate program, the master of science in health informatics (MS in HI) program, and two joint degree programs. All of the health informatics programs at UIC are online.
In November 2006, our online master of science in health informatics program received designation as an "Approved Program" by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The program has voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process and has been determined to meet or exceed the standards set by the sponsoring professional organization - the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) - in cooperation with the Commission. Like full-degree programs at UIC, our online post-master's certificate program in health informatics is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. An online post-baccalaureate campus certificate in health informatics program is now offered to address the needs of health care, IT, and health information management professionals with at least a baccalaureate degree, who would like to receive graduate- level credit for either continuing education or a credential indicative of advanced, current knowledge in the health informatics field.