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Decision-making is a component of AMIA’s Health Informatics Essentials, a series of educational offerings that promote the profession of health informatics and its power to transform health care. 

Target Audience

Professionals involved in direct or indirect care of patients who desire to learn more about the practice of health informatics coming from a range of educational and training pathways including, but not limited to nursing, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, health informatics, and computer science.

Learning Objective

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and skills needed to enhance decision-making and processes within health care and public health organizations to achieve improved outcomes.


Decision-making offers learners 21 lectures focusing on fundamental concepts in health informatics.

The video lectures, ranging in length from 7 to 23 minutes, are organized into the following four modules:

  • Clinical Decision Support Principles and Practices
  • User-centered Design Principles
  • Decision Science
  • Development and Use of Clinical Decision Support Standards
  • Common and Emerging Data Used in Individual and Population Health
  • Risk Stratification and Adjustment
  • CDSS Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues

  • Continuous Improvements and Innovation Healthcare Frameworks
  • Business Analysis
  • Problem Identification and Systems Analyses within Complex and Dynamic Systems
  • Quality Improvement Principles and Practices
  • A LHS Approach to CDS Measure Development and Evaluation

  • Process Modeling
  • Workflow Analysis and Re-engineering
  • Clinical Data and Workflow Processes
  • Care Coordination Concepts and Tools

  • Quality Performance, Regulatory, and Public Health Measures – Part I
  • Quality Performance, Regulatory, and Public Health Measures – Part II
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Clinical and Financial Benchmarking Sources
  • CMS Standards Initiatives and Informatics


In addition to the 21 videos, the CME/CNE-certified course offers:

  • 21 downloadable scripts of the videos, with hyperlinked references and resources for additional study
  • 5 Self-assessment questions
  • "Deeper Dive" assignment for the learner to reflect on how the knowledge gained may influence future practice


Deborah Ariosto, PhD, RN-BC, FAMIA 
Formerly Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Barbara Berkovich, PhD, MA 
Adjunct Clinical Professor 
University of San Diego 
Jane M. Carrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAMIA 
Associate Professor 
The University of Florida  
Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA 
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Curricular Affairs
UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
Lyn Hardy, PhD, RN, FAAN 
Independent Contractor 
Christine A. Hudak, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAMIA 
Kent State iSchool GSAC
Susan C. Hull, MSN, RN-BC, NEA, FAMIA 
Principal, Consumer Health Informatics 
MITRE Corporation 
Scott D. Nelson, PharmD, MS, CPHIMS, FAMIA 
Assistant Professor 
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

Accreditation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Nurses

American Medical Informatics Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

  • Lead Nurse Planner (ANCC-criteria compliance): Juliana J. Brixey, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN
  • Nurse Planner (Content): Lynda R. Hardy, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Approved Contact Hours:- 5.5 contact hours

Cancellation/Refund Policy

AMIA does not offer refunds for online products. We are always happy to discuss any issues you may be having with our online courses.

Registration Information

  • Upon purchase you will receive an access link via email.
  • Purchase of this product includes 1-year subscription access.
  • Using your AMIA login, you will have access to the content for a year – from date of purchase.
Available Until:
Dates and Times: -
Type: Health Informatics Essentials
Course Format(s): On Demand
Course Level: Introductory to Intermediate
Price: Member: $199, Non-member: $399
Time To Complete: 5.5 Hours
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