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 center is led by Eta S. Berner, EdD, FACMI, FHIMSS. For more information contact her at 205-975-8219 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our partners include the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the HIMSS Center for Patient and Family-Centered Care and the Regional Health Care Network (RHCN).

Our Advisory Board consists of the best and brightest minds at UAB: