Welcome to the School of Biomedical Informatics Continuing Education Program!
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.
Continuing Education Program Benefits
We strive to offer a learning experience that enhances your knowledge about the applications of health IT and introduces you to new and exciting innovations in health care. Our program includes:
Federal and industry standards on privacy and security
Comprehensive introductory courses on health care data systems and data analytics
100% online instruction
Up to six months of access to training materials
Self-paced courses fit your schedule and availability
A Certificate of Completion for each course upon completing course modules and assessments
ONLINE HEALTH INFORMATICS TRAINING
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 see the details below for the four courses currently available.
The enrollment cost for all four courses is $49 for six months access. Upon registration, enrollees will gain access to all four courses and can complete them at their desired pace within the six month timeframe. Registrants may register as many times as they like to retain access to training materials beyond the first six months of access.
We may offer discount campaigns aligned with conferences and professional events in the future. Please visit our SBMI booth at events like AMIA, AHIMA, HIMSS and other conferences to obtain discount information.
Please continue to check back regularly as we will be adding additional courses in 2018.
WHAT WE OFFER
Our course features instructional materials from HICATT, a health informatics training program, organized by SBMI with funding provided by the ONC. SBMI is also a HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP) which certifies that our material meets industry-level standards for effective health training.
Health Informatics: Provider Course
This course was developed for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Optometrists, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Audiologists, etc.
Here are some of the topics that will be covered: Population Health and Application of Health IT, Structural Accountable Care Approaches for Target Population, Population Health IT and Data Systems, Team-based approach to Patient Care, Introduction to Value-Based Care, and Ensuring the Security and Privacy of Information Shared.
Health Informatics: Clinical Support Course
This course was developed for Nurses, Case Management, Dietitians, Social Workers, Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Lab, Radiologists.
Here are some of the topics that will be covered: Population Health and Application of Health IT, Population Health IT and Data Systems, Team-based approach to Patient Care, Ensuring the Security and Privacy of Information Shared, Supporting Patient-Driven Care Coordination, and Introduction to Value-Based Care.
Health Informatics: IT/IS Course
This course was developed for Analysts, Clinical Informatics, etc.
Here are some of the topics that will be covered: Population Health and Application of Health IT, Population Health IT and Data Systems, Working with Data, Introduction to Value-Based Care, Communicating Data Analysis Results, and Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics.
Health Informatics: Business Office Course
This course was developed for Office Managers, Billing, Receptionists, Registration, Medical Records Administrators, Legal, etc.
Here are some of the topics that will be covered: Population Health and Application of Health IT, Team-based approach to Patient Care, Ensuring the Security and Privacy of Information Shared, Supporting Patient-Driven Care Coordination, Introduction to Value-Based Care, and Working with Data.
Disclaimer: Professionals coming from any field can take any courses. The courses were developed as recommended options for the specified professions in mind. However, there are no restrictions that prevent enrollment in any course of interest.
These courses have been carefully planned and organized to ensure that all information provided is accurate and complete. However, SBMI reserves the right to make changes to the courses which may result in changes to the information in the defined content.
Until January 2018, Registration will be a two-step process:
First Step: Complete your course registration and pay the registration fee using the following link: https://go.uth.edu/sbmice. Note: After you complete the registration form, you will be directed to the payment portal. Please make sure you complete your registration by paying the application fee otherwise we will not be able to process your registration.
Second Step: Create your Canvas Catalog account at the following link:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have additional questions about continuing education courses? Please contact our Continuing Education Staff at SBMICE@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-3591.