Launching: University partnership for health informatics

Julie A. Jacko, Terrence Adam, Bonnie Westra, Marty Witrak, Ron Berkeland, Andrew F. Nelson, Adel L. Ali, Layne Johnson, Rui Kuang, Kathy LaTour, Sandra Potthoff, Amy Watters

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The University Partnership for Health Informatics (UP-HI) is a private-public partnership between the University of Minnesota and the College of St. Scholastica that builds on 11 existing health information technology (HIT) certificates and degrees. It is a newly funded University-Based Training Program enabled by the ARRA HITECH Act. The overall goals and objectives of this partnership are to: 1) rapidly train students to serve in all six HIT professional roles identified by the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT requiring university-level training, including: a) Clinical/Public Health Leaders; b) Health Information Management/Exchange Specialists; c) Health Information Privacy/Security Specialists; d) Research and Development Specialists; e) Programmers/Software Engineers; and f) Health Information Technology Sub-Specialists; and 2) enhance existing HIT certificates and degrees with unique features, including: program access, communication, and asset management through a shared web portal; improved alignment of course content and assignments with role-specific competencies; enhanced online delivery of courses, and enhanced training/mentoring through work context immersion and a journal club. This paper reports on the innovative features of this newly-launched program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIHI'10 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2010
Event1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, IHI'10 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2010Nov 12 2010

Publication series

NameIHI'10 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium


Other1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, IHI'10
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityArlington, VA


  • education
  • health informatics
  • health information management and exchange
  • privacy and security
  • public health
  • training


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