The AMIA Health Informatics Review Course was created with a grounding in the actual work and knowledge base health informatic professionals defined. The Health Informatics Delineation of Practice is proprietary research conducted by AMIA. No other AMIA Health Informatics Certification (AHIC) exam preparatory course has access to this information. Individual lectures within each unit and module comprise the Health Informatics Essentials series of review course content.
The Health Informatics Delineation of Practice
The Health Informatics Delineation of Practice was developed during the 2018 health informatics practice analysis conducted by AMIA and is described in Gadd CG, Steen EB, Caro CM et al. Domains, tasks, and knowledge for health informatics practice: results of a practice analysis. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2020;27(6):845-852. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocaa018.
ARC Units, Modules, and Lectures Based on Domains of Health Informatics Practice
These lectures offer fundamental knowledge and skills that provide health informaticians with a common vocabulary, basic knowledge across all health informatics domains, and understanding of the environment in which they function.
Unit 2: Enhancing Health Decision-making, Processes, and Outcomes
These lectures focus on how to support and enhance decision-making by clinicians, patients, and public health professionals; analyze existing health processes and identify ways that health data and HIS can enable improved outcomes; evaluate the impact of HIS on practice; pursue discovery and innovation in HIS and informatics practice.
Lectures in this unit review how to plan, develop or acquire, implement, maintain, and evaluate health information systems that are integrated with existing information technology systems across the continuum of care, including clinical, consumer, and public health domains, while addressing security, privacy, and safety considerations.
This unit focuses on how to establish and maintain data governance structures, policies, and processes; acquire and manage health-related data to ensure its quality and meaning across settings; -and utilize it for analysis that supports individual and population health and drives innovation.
Lectures in this unit review how to build support and create alignment for informatics best practices and lead health informatics initiatives and innovation through collaboration and stakeholder engagement across organizations and systems.