Center For Health Informatics for Patient Safety/Quality

chips q collage mainpageThe Center for Health Informatics for Patient Safety/Quality (CHIPS/Q) was created by the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011 to develop and market salient HIT workforce training and education programs for health care delivery systems. The center provides expert assistance to health care organizations and medical groups throughout the nation interested in using Health informatics and health IT applications to improve patient safety and healthcare quality.

Building on the expertise in health informatics, healthcare management, and health information management in the Department of Health Services Administration, CHIPS/Q disseminates new approaches to the development, implementation, evaluation and management of health care information and health care information technology.

CHIPS/Q Programs and Initiatives:

  • Health IT curriculum development and training
  • Continuing education in health informatics
  • Consultation and support services for health IT implementation
The center is led by Director Eta S. Berner, EdD, FACMI, FHIMSS, and Assistant Director Amanda Dorsey, MSHI, FHIMSS