The 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.
CHIPS/Q is designed to develop and market salient Health Information Technology (HIT) workforce training and education programs for healthcare delivery systems. The center provides expert assistance to healthcare organizations and medical groups across the nation interested in using Health Informatics and Health IT applications to improve patient safety and healthcare quality.
CHIPS/Q Programs and Initiatives include Health IT curriculum development and training, continuing education in health informatics and consultation and support services for Health IT implementation.
Our Advisory Board consists of the best and brightest minds at UAB:
- Jorge Alsip, MD, Chief Medical Information officer, UAB Health System
- Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH, professor and director, Doctor of Public Health Program, UAB School of Public Health
- Jacqueline Moss, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor, Nursing, chair of Adult Acute Health, Chronic Care and Foundations
- Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc, professor and director, UAB Center for Education & Research on Therapeutics and UAB Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education
- Benjamin B. Taylor, MD, MPH, assistant professor and Chief Quality and Safety Officer, UAB Hospital