Course Date: October 4, 2019 – January 3, 2020
Length: 13 weeks
Weekly Commitment: 4-8 hours per week
Course Structure: Videos, voice-over power point presentations, readings, web resources, and quizzes
Optional Face-to-Face Component: None
CME Credits: Up to 56.25 ANCC Contact Hours available.
Textbook Requirements: View Syllabus
Interprofessional Health Informatics Course
The School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota will be offering its 42nd Interprofessional Health Informatics Distance Learning Course as part of the AMIA 10x10 Program.
The University of Minnesota School of Nursing contribution to the AMIA 10x10 is a course directed to both a generic overview of nursing and health informatics and the specific application of information and communication technologies in the clinical area. The primary focus is on the analysis, modeling, standardization and development and deployment of the electronic health record and safe exchange of patient data. The course examines the implications of informatics for practice, including nursing, public health, and healthcare in general. It will discuss electronic health record issues, relate ethical, legislative and political issues of informatics, and explore global and future informatics issues.
This course is intended for Nursing or other healthcare professionals, health science majors or computer/engineering professionals with an interest in health informatics. A minimum of a baccalaureate degree required and preferably post-baccalaureate experience.
Meet Your Course Director
Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Nursing Informatics and serves as the Director of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing 10x10 offering.
Dr. Westra was a member of the AMIA Board of Directors and the AMIA Nursing Informatics Working Group, as well as co-chair of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI). She sits on the Minnesota eHealth Advisory Committee and co-chaired the Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records Committee.
Her background includes 12 years as an owner in a startup Software Company where she was responsible for specifying clinical requirements for an electronic health record, implementation, and workflow analysis of many agencies across the country to help them understand opportunities for improvement with implementation of the software for their practices in homecare, hospice and public health.
She currently co-chairs the Architecture and Informatics Committee for the UMN's CTSA clinical data warehouse. Her research focuses on standardized terminologies and secondary analysis of EHR data with an emphasis on improving the health of older adults in the community.
Additional AMIA 10x10 Faculty
Thomas Clancy, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN is a Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean for Faculty Practice, Partnerships, and Professional Development in the UMN School of Nursing. Dr. Clancy's work focuses on computer simulation. He has become an international expert in complex adaptive systems and nursing and has presented at over 50 conferences both at a national and regional level. Examples of his computational modeling include best practice simulations for bar-coded medication management, automated medication dispensing, clinical documentation in electronic medical records, remote wireless communication devices, inter-shift report, telephone voice report, operating room scheduling, emergency room triage, interventional cardiology scheduling, hospital patient flow, telemonitoring in heart failure patients to name a few.
Connie W. Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI is a Professor and Dean for the School of Nursing; Director, Biomedical Health Informatics (BMHI) for the Academic Health Center, Associate Director CTSI-BMI, and Acting Director of the Institute for Health Informatics (IHI). Dr. Delaney is an appointee to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee, an advisory body established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act within the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). She serves on numerous boards, including the Board of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Board of LifeScience Alley, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Premiere Quest National Advisory Panel. She is an active researcher and writer in the areas of national standards development for essential nursing care and outcomes/safety data.
Dr. Delaney is most notable for her informatics groundbreaking work in the development, evaluation, and integration of standardized nursing terminology and data set standards to support the capture, storage, exchange, and research of nursing data. She is co-developer of the Nursing Management Minimum Data Set, which is the first standardized data set to describe the context for nursing practice. She is a member of the AMIA Board of Directors and member of the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Policy Committee.
Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN is an Associate Professor in the UMN School of Nursing and Coordinator for the Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) nursing informatics specialty. Dr. Monsen is a national and international leader in improving the quality of nursing practice and related population health outcomes through nursing informatics. She has developed new metrics, methods, and models that use and analyze standardized nursing data. Monsen is the founder of international nurse-led organizations that enable the advancement of data-and practice-quality innovations, including Omaha System Users Groups and the University of Minnesota School of Nursing Center for Nursing Informatics Research based Omaha System Partnership for Knowledge Discovery and Health Care Quality.