Overview

Gateway to Health Informatics (G2HI) is an initiative between the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), USA, the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), USA and Gateway Consulting of Singapore to provide certified training in health informatics using a teaching model that delivers lectures and course work by distance learning, augmented with classroom-based face-to-face tutorials.

The Course objective is to provide a broad-based introduction to health informatics to interested participants, especially individuals working in the healthcare and healthcare-related industries, in Singapore and countries in the region. The Course is similar to the on-line BMI 510 - Introduction to Biomedical Informatics class currently taught in the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate program. It is also the same OHSU course that is offered as part of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 10x10 Program, which was originally developed as a partnership between AMIA and OHSU as a trainer of trainers program in the USA.

Upon successful completion of the Course, participants will be awarded the highly-branded AMIA-OHSU 10x10 Certificate issued by AMIA as well as three credit-hours that can be carried forward into the OHSU graduate program for students who are eligible for graduate study (i.e. have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university).

Course Description

The Course provides a broad-based introduction to health informatics, the field concerned with the acquisition, use, and storage of information in healthcare, biomedical research, and public health. Students focus on the underlying themes of health informatics, including the proper use of information technology in health and biomedical settings. The course also covers the main applications of information technology in health and biomedicine, including electronic health records, information retrieval, genomics, and telemedicine. The viewpoints of information technology from medicine, computer science, nursing, public health, patients/consumers are considered. A mandatory Course Project requires each student to identify an informatics problem in a local setting (e.g., place of practice or work, or otherwise have access) and propose a solution based on what is known from informatics research and best practice which they learn on the Course.

Who should Attend?

All individuals who desire to have certified training in health informatics from OHSU (a recognized and accredited U.S. university and medical school) and endorsed by the American Medical Informatics Association.
In particular, the G2HI course is suitably tailored for:
  • IT professionals working or interested in working in healthcare
  • Clinical, medical, nursing and other healthcare-related professionals interested in health information technology
  • IT industry business leaders and managers dealing with IT systems and solutions in healthcare
  • Senior administrators and policy makers involved in organizational transformation initiatives in health information technology
  • Research scientists working on IT-based, healthcare-related projects
  • Individuals interested in career opportunities in health information technology

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Polytechnic Diploma
This course is endorsed under Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+) Programme.
To find out more about CITREP+ Funding, please refer to Programme Support under CITREP+ page


Information is accurate as of 3 July 2018