Welcome to the School of Biomedical Informatics Continuing Education Program! We are pleased to offer HIMSS professionals health informatics courses to help them advance their industry knowledge and earn or maintain appropriate certification.
All Continuing Education courses are available to the general public. Admission to UTHealth academic programs is not required. Please review course listing below for detailed information on all of our Continuing Education opportunities.
In 2016, The School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) led the Health Informatics Curriculum and Training for Transformation (HICATT) Program funded by a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). HICATT’s mission was to provide informatics training to assist health care professionals to advance transformative care for patients.
In our commitment to developing professional education, SBMI Continuing Education is now offering the HICATT courses as a continuing education program. Please visit our CE Courses page to see the details on our courses that are currently available.
Our five courses can be used for Certification Renewals for CAHIMS and CPHIMS. All five courses total up to the minimum of 25 CEs needed for renewal under Continuing Education.
In order to maintain your certification of CAHIMS or CPHIMS, you need to renew every three years. You must obtain 45 CEs during your renewal cycle. A minimum of 25 of the 45 CEs must be obtained from HIMSS or HIMSS-Approved Provider activities.
You can register for a course by visiting the CE Courses or CNE Course individual pages.
Complete your course registration by clicking Enroll on the Course page and following the instructions for making payment and creating your Canvas Catalog account.
Yes, a Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the required topics for each course. Canvas Catalog will generate a Certificate of Completion that you can download as a PDF and print. We will not be sending out hardcopy certificates.
SBMI is a HIMSS Approved Education Partner. Our five courses can be used for Certification Renewals for CAHIMS and CPHIMS. All five courses total up to the minimum of 25 CEs needed for renewal under Continuing Education.
You will have six months from the time your enrollment is processed to finish the course.
You may re-register and pay fees to extend your access.
No, SBMI Continuing Education courses are offered online as self-paced, non-credit courses without the supervision of an instructor. Therefore, Certificates of Completion received through the SBMI Continuing Education program may not be used for credit in graduate programs at SBMI or UTHealth.
Access our sample course to explore and familiarize yourself with course navigation and format. The online sample course is available at the following link: https://uth.instructure.com/courses/30228
The current Canvas mobile app does not have the capability to connect to Canvas Catalog. You can access the Canvas Catalog as a webpage and it will automatically display much like a mobile app.
The School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) Graduate Certificate program is an official university academic program consisting of 15 semester credit hours. The graduate-level credit hours earned in this certificate program are transferrable to accredited university degree programs, such as a Master or Doctorate degree. Admission to Graduate Degree programs are more rigorous as it requires submission of a bachelor or higher degree, a GPA requirement, official transcripts, a reference letter and other admission requirements to be accepted. For more information on SBMI’s Graduate Certificate program: https://sbmi.uth.edu/prospective-students/academics/certificate.htm
However, the SBMI Continuing Education Certificate program is a professional development effort consisting of online training courses that DO NOT offer any college credits. These are available to the public and have no requirements for admission.
No, there are no prerequisite or eligibility restrictions on any of the courses.
No, SBMI will provide all instructional material to you as soon as your enrollment in the course is processed. You do not need to purchase any additional material to complete the course.
Our refund policy states:
School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) will NOT
consent to processing any refunds unless it qualifies as an acceptable reason. Examples of acceptable reasons include an extended illness
or family emergency
. A refund request notification should be formally submitted to SBMICE@uth.tmc.edu
and must be accompanied by verifiable documentation of an emergency. Examples of verifiable documentation include Emergency Room documentation or a link to an obituary for a family member.
If the criteria specified above is met, SBMI will refund only up to 50% of the enrollment price due to refund processing fees. SBMI will only review refund requests from currently enrolled individuals. Individuals asking for refunds whose enrollments have passed will be dismissed.
Reasons such as too much work, computer problems, do not have time, etc. are considered unacceptable
reasons for a refund.
You may renew your registration any time by filling out the registration form and paying the fee again and we will extend your access. This means your coursework will be retained.
Please review our certificate or degree program offerings on our Prospective Students
page first and then you may submit an inquiry form with your questions. Live Chat is also available on the webpage for any immediate queries.
Please check your state requirements prior to taking the course. Florida and Iowa Residents may be subject to strict Continuing Nursing Education requirements.
Have additional questions about continuing education courses? Please contact our Continuing Education Staff at SBMICE@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-3591.