MendixThe UAB School of Health Professions' Master of Science in Health Informatics program partners with Mendix to provide students and faculty free access to the next generation of low-code application development platform. The collaboration allows students to build working apps to scale without requiring them to learn how to code.

“Mendix provides a platform that levels the playing field for all of our students and provides us with an opportunity to graduate students with relevant health informatics skills,” said Sue Feldman, RN, MEd, Ph.D., director, Graduate Programs in Health Informatics.

Modern Healthcare logo. Jeff Lindsay, MSHA, and John McWhorter, III, DSc, alumni of the UAB School of Health Professions have earned spots on ModernHealthcare “Top 25 COOs in Healthcare 2018.”

The Department of Health Services Administration is home to the MSHA program, the highest ranking program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and the DSc program.

shp new mastersThe University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions announced today that it has created an accelerated master’s 4+1 program with Miles College — a historically black college located in Fairfield, Alabama.

Each year, UAB’s Master of Science in Health Informatics program will accept a select number of students in Miles’ Computer and Information Sciences or Management Information Systems undergraduate programs for this new initiative. The initial students will begin the accelerated program in the fall 2018 semester.

This is UAB’s first partnership with a historically black college or university for an accelerated master’s program.

simulation class shpThe UAB School of Health Professions recently gained approval by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees to launch a new Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation program.

The degree program is designed to prepare students to lead within organizations using simulation to improve quality of care and impact patient outcomes. An entirely online program, students will have the flexibility to complete their degrees while working full time.

“My vision for this program is to develop leaders in the use of simulation to improve the care we provide to our patients,” said Michelle Brown, program director. “There is a growing number of simulation centers throughout the country and we want to help ensure leaders in those centers are prepared to serve a diverse group of students and healthcare professionals.”

Students will receive a strong foundation in simulation as an educational methodology as well as evidence-based quality and patient safety strategies.

cahiim accredited sealThe University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program is one of only 11 Health Informatics (HI) programs in the U.S. accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Accreditation through CAHIIM is the highest achievable education and curriculum standard available for MSHI programs.

The CAHIIM accreditors noted strengths of a well-connected program director and advisory board. They also pointed out the program’s relationships with a diverse number of programs within the department and with the world-renowned UAB Health System and School of Medicine.

“Accreditation is an important and significant undertaking,” said Christy Harris Lemak, Ph.D., chair, UAB Department of Health Services Administration. “We are thrilled that the hard work and determination of the faculty and staff in the MSHI Program have been rewarded with this milestone.”