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It's not too late--Sign up for the AMIA 10x10 Informatics Course!

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Tomorrow marks the launch for 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.


Course Logistics

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.
    • The in-person session  will bring attendees together to integrate the material, allow presentation of course projects, and meet leaders in the field as well as other students. 
    • If you complete the course, AMIA will provide you with a 1-year membership in AMIA (a value of $275.00).
    • You may take an optional final exam and receive graduate credit from OHSU for the course.


Tuition for the complete program is $2,000. 



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. 


CPE Credits

The program will offer 51.5 CPE credits as approved by the American Dietetic Association.

Registration deadline is tomorrow--April 13, 2011.


This is the first I have been aware of this course and this blog. I am currently enrolled in my fourth class in Health Informatics through UC Davis, working toward a Certificate in Health Informatics, which requires the completion of 6 courses. Is this blog open to any RD interested in informatics? or only those that have been through the 10x10 course? Will the 10x10 be availble in 2012 or 2013?
Posted by: Ivonne Cueva_1( Visit ) at 7/13/2011 9:43 AM

Hi Dawn,
It is great to hear of your informatics studies! Yes, the blog is open to the public and we actively seek guest bloggers! A great deal is going on in the area of nutrition informatics. The 10x10 is just one venue for us all to learn from each other. Please feel free to suggest a topic for the blog and/or comment on existing posts! And, yes--we have no plans to discontinue the 10x10 as we have had great participation.
Posted by: Lindsey B Hoggle MS RD at 7/21/2011 11:26 AM

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