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
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.
Eta Berner, EdD, FACMI, FHIMSS
In addition to being director of the CHIPS-Q, Dr. Berner teaches in the Master of Science in Health Informatics Program. Her current research activities include evaluation of health informatics and health services interventions. She is a Fellow of both the American College of Medical Informatics and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Click here to read her full bio and see her presentations, publications and research interests.
Our Advisory Board includes a cross section of national experts in informatics, quality improvement and patient safety:
- Jorge Alsip, MD, Chief Medical Information officer, UAB Health System
- Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH, professor and chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
- 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