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June 19, 2005

AMIA announces 10x10 project

10x10_logo The American Medical Informatics Association is announcing their 10x10 initiative to set as a goal 10,000 trained informaticians by the year 2010.

This is from the email I received from them:

The first offering of 10x10 is a partnership with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). AMIA 10x10 at OHSU current course will consist of 12-weeks of on-line training culminating in an intensive in-person 2-day session. (One full day of AMIA 2005 Tutorials, and one day final project work and networking with classmates and leaders in the field)The Web-based portion of the course will be provided through lectures, interactive discussions, and self-assessment tests. The in-person sessions will bring together attendees to integrate the material, allow presentation of course projects, and meet leaders in the field as well as other students.
Topics covered in the program:
  • Overview of Discipline and its History
  • Biomedical Computing
  • Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange
  • Decision Support: Evolution and Current Approaches
  • Standards: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security
  • Evidence-based Medicine and Medical Decision-making
  • Information Retrieval and Digital Libraries
  • Bioinformatics
  • Imaging Informatics and Telemedicine
  • Consumer Health, Nursing, and Public Health Informatics
  • Organization and Management Issues in Informatics
  • Career and Professional Development

The tuition for this program is $2,000. The tuition covers both the on-line and in-person sessions. Additionally, 10x10 students will receive a one-year membership in AMIA.

Deadline to sign up for the current offering is July 6, 2005

Complete course information available at: http://www.amia.org/10x10


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