Posted by Lindsey B Hoggle, MS, RDN, PMP
This past May 7, the fifth Academy 10x10 Education Course in Informatics launched! Twenty students are enrolled in the only nutrition focused 10x10 program. Here are some interesting statistics about this program:
- Ninety (90) students have passed the course in the first four years.
- Students from over 32 states have participated (including Alaska and Hawaii) plus Canada, Puerto Rico and Germany!
- Several of the positions held by students include: clinical, food service management, community, systems analysts and developers of health care software.
- Each student authors a short project (either one they have or intend to implement or a conceptual one).
- All students may receive graduate credit if they complete the Oregon Health and Sciences exam for this course (which includes a nominal fee).
- The Foundation of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has awarded over $40,000 in educational grants to students taking the 10x10!
Not ready for the 10x10 but want to investigate how nutrition informatics covers all areas of practice for nutrition?
Preview the HIMSS Town Hall Series for a snapshot of nutrition informatics: Nutrition Informatics 101, Nutrition Informatics Delphi Study, and Meaningful Use in Action-Exploring the Possibility of Nutrition Informatics.
Look for an upcoming Certificate in Nutrition Informatics and be sure to join the 1,136 members on the Nutrition Informatics Community of Interest by logging in with your Academy User ID and password.
And lastly, Congratulations to Marty Yadrick, MBI, MS, MBA, RDN, FADA, Past-President of the Academy for completing his Masters of Biomedical Informatics after taking the 10x10 and now serving as an instructor for the AMIA/Academy 10x10!!