CHIPS/Q provides educational and support/consultation services in health informatics and health IT in general, and in the areas of clinical decision support, electronic health records, and ICD-10 in particular.
Curriculum Development and Training
UAB was one of five universities funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to collaborate on the development of a national health information technology curriculum. To date the curriculum materials have been accessed by educators from over 70 countries on 6 continents. CHIPS/Q faculty and staff were the leaders of UAB’s efforts in this area and are prepared to develop curricula and conduct training to meet other needs for HIT curriculum materials. Activities in this area include:
Development of curriculum modules on health information technology for Health Administration students as part of the initiative of the AUPHA Health Information Management Systems Technology and Analysis Task Force initiave.
Extension of the ONC Curriculum Development Centers Project to develop HIT materials for use in low resource settings.
Provide advice and consultation to Boston University on the development of an online health informatics curriculum for clinical and translational scientists.
CHIPS/Q conducts a variety of health Informatics and health IT continuing education programs. Current programs include:
AMIA 10 x 10. For the past six years UAB has been a partner with the American Medical Informatics Association to provide health informatics continuing education.ICD-10 Training—Three CHIPS/Q faculty members are AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainers and are currently conducting training with UAB Hospital.