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UAB helps build national IT curriculum

  • July 05, 2011

UAB is one of the five curriculum-development centers that collaborated to develop a national health-information-technology curriculum that now is available to the public through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Eta Berner, Ed.D., professor of health administration in the School of Health Professions, led the UAB team. The materials include narrated presentations, quiz questions and application exercises in 20 different areas, including many aspects of health IT, but also including skills related to project management, training, professionalism, health-care terminology and introduction to the U.S. health-care system. Totaling more than seven gigabytes of information across more than 200 units, the ONC says these innovative teaching materials will offer a robust new set of tools for health IT instructors.