The Center for Health Informatics for Patient Safety/Quality (CHIPS/Q) is designed to develop and market Health Information Technology (HIT) workforce training and education programs for individuals and healthcare delivery systems. The center provides expert assistance to healthcare organizations and medical groups interested in using Health Informatics and Health IT applications to improve patient safety and healthcare quality.

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. Available continuing education courses in health informatics and health IT include:

  • AMIA 10x10: This course is offered through a partnership with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). This course can also be used by students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Informatics or Master of Science in Health Informatics course. Learn more about the AMIA 10x10 course.

  • Clinical Informatics: This set of five online courses cover key aspects of clinical informatics that are important to support new and emerging areas in healthcare. CME credits are available. Learn more about clinical informatics courses.

Partners

Our partners include the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and the Regional Health Care Network (RHCN).

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Eta Berner, EdD, FACMI, FHIMSS

In addition to being director of the CHIPS/Q, Dr. Berner teaches in UAB’s Health Informatics Programs. Her 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.

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