February 2--TODAY!-- marks the launch for enrollment in the second offering of the AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) 10x10 Course in Informatics with a focus on Nutrition.
The first course had 42 enrolled students from a variety of dietetics professional backgrounds and from 16 different states, territories and countries. Thirty-one (31) of the inaugural class met at the full day “In-Person” session which culminated at FNCE 2010.
The 10x10 program was established in 2005 with the aim to train health care and related professionals in medical informatics. Although we’ve moved past the year 2010, the 10x10 program continues to provide introductory training to build the workforce that will enable information technology to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of health care. I blogged earlier about the HITECH Act initiatives to train 50,000+ individuals to support adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR).
This specific 10x10 program is the first to be taught with a focus on nutrition and the growing field of nutrition informatics. The second offering of this course will integrate nutrition related content in each chapter of the course and wrap up with a final summary chapter on nutrition informatics.
The program begins on April 13, 2011 and ends on September 24th at FNCE 2011 in San Diego, California.
The course is offered in two parts: a 12-unit Web-based component followed by an intensive one-day in-person session held in conjunction with the ADA FNCE September 24-27th, 2011 in San Diego, California.
- The Web-based portion is provided through readings, lectures, interactive discussion, and self-assessment tests. While these are done at your own pace, there are specific completion dates for each unit and its accompanying quiz.
Tuition for the complete program is $2,000.
Is Financial Assistance Available? YES! Under the Member Section of the ADA Website, (login required) select Practice/ADA 10x10 Education Program, then the link for educational stipends.
PLUS--ADA will provide five(5) free registrations to FNCE 2011 for members who enroll in this course. Course participants will be selected via a random drawing. The 5 winners of the free FNCE registrations will be notified on May 10, 2011.
William Hersh, MD, Oregon Health & Science University is the course director and instructor. Dr. Hersh is an international expert in the field of biomedical informatics training.
ADA members serving as course instructors are Lindsey Hoggle, Marty Yadrick and Elaine Ayres.
The program will offer 51.5 CPE credits as approved by the American Dietetic Association.
Registration deadline is April 13, 2011.