19 May 2014

Public Health Informatics Course: Registration Closing Soon!

Designing and Managing Public Health Information Systems: 
8 Steps to Success 

Do you need information systems that support the way you work? Get concrete steps and tools in this instructor-supported online course. Reserve your spot before the Memorial Day holiday----enrollment is limited to 50 students.

This short course will enable you to:
  • Provide strategic guidance to your technical teams
  • Effectively communicate your health information system needs 
  • Improve processes within your agency for better automation
  • Share experiences and learn best practices from peers

What will I learn in this course?
The course covers the eight phases of the Information Technology (IT) Lifecycle, a methodology for approaching information systems development in a systematic way.

How will learning about the IT lifecycle help you? 
When developing a new system, understanding the IT lifecycle will help you integrate your input and participation----so that information systems meet your practice needs.

This instructor-supported course gives you the opportunity to learn about and apply the IT lifecycle to your current informatics projects. The webinars provide an opportunity to ask questions and share challenges and best practices with your peers using your real-life project examples.

Course dates and registration
June 9 - Aug. 8, 2014
Registration ends June 2 or when enrollment is full.

Who should take the course?
Public health practitioners who are involved with information systems or informatics projects. We encourage participation of teams that are working on the same informatics project or group of related projects.

How is the course delivered?
This is an instructor-supported distance learning course, using interactive webinars, a self-paced eLearning module, and supporting materials.

What is the time commitment?
One hour-long webinar plus one hour of preparation time per week, on average, with a total commitment of 20 hours over the eight-week course.

How much does the course cost?
 $800 for an individual
- or -
$1500 for a team of 2-3 (Additional team members may be added at a cost of $300 each. Teams are capped at 6 individuals.)

Additional questions?
Registration and course information is available at phii.org/academy. For additional questions, email informatics.academy@phii.org

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