Update in Health Information Technology


An Online Course from the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology

Registration to the course is available below. A course takes place for two (2) months throughout 2018. The course offerings start in February, April, June, and August 2018.

This course was originally funded by a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). However that funding has ended, and the following fees will now be required for the course:
  • For those seeking the course Certificate of Completion - $175
  • For physicians seeking continuing medical education (CME) credit or Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) credits towards American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) Maintenance of Certification Part II (MOC-II) requirements for the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty - $350

Course and Credit

The overall goal of this course is to provide an online continuing education update for clinical informatics and health information technology (HIT) professionals on healthcare data analytics. The intended audience is those who have a clinical focus on HIT and desire to learn more about the application of data analytics to clinical settings.The course material is derived from updated versions of the Health IT Curriculum of the US Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).The course consists of 14 modules that are estimated to take a total of 18 hours to complete. The course is completely online, and consists of lectures and self-assessment quizzes. (We are not able to offer OHSU academic credit for the course.)
Although the course is open to all healthcare professionals and health informatics/IT professionals, physicians will additionally be able to obtain continuing medical education (CME) credit through OHSU. For physicians certified in the new Clinical Informatics Subspecialty, Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) credits towards American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) Maintenance of Certification Part II (MOC-II) requirements for the subspecialty will also be available.

We are committed to creating an environment of interprofessional and interdisciplinary learning, and hope to make continuing education credits for nurses, pharmacists, and possibly other health care professions, available by the end the 2017.


The OHSU course faculty include:     

  • William Hersh, MD, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
  • Vishnu Mohan, MD, MBI, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology

Course Topics

The topics covered in the course include:  

  • General Health Care Data Analytics 
  • Extracting and Working with Data  
  • Population Health and the Application of Health IT
  • Applying Health IT to Improve Population Health at the Community Level 
  • Identifying Risk and Segmenting Populations: Predictive Analytics for Population Health 
  • Big Data, Interoperability, and Analytics for Population Health  
  • Data Analytics in Clinical Settings 
  • Risk Adjustment and Predictive Modeling
  • Overview of Interoperable Health IT
  • Standards for Interoperable Health IT 
  • Implementing Health Interoperability
  • Ensuring the Security and Privacy of Information Shared
  • Secondary Use of Clinical Data Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing

Click here to view the objectives for these topics.

Registration and Enrollment

Registration for the August 1, 2018 offering opens July 16 and closes August 8, 2018.

Registration is a two-step process: you will first register from one link and then another page appears with a link so that you can pay for the course (you will not have access to the materials without completing the entire registration process). Visa and MasterCard are the only credit cards accepted.

To register and pay for the course that starts August 1 register here July 16 through August 8:OHSU HIT Update Course

After registration, participants will be sent login information to the OHSU Sakai Learning Management System. After completing all of the modules and the self-assessment quizzes, each participant will need to complete the evaluation form. He or she will then be sent via email a PDF Certificate of Completion. (Physicians will additionally be sent certifications for CME or MOC-II credit.)

Within the Sakai system, each module will provide an overview of learning objectives, one or more lecture segments (in MP4 format, viewable on both computers and mobile devices), optional additional materials, and a self-assessment quiz of 5-10 multiple-choice questions. (Those seeking CME or MOC-II credit must achieve a correct rate of 70% to pass;each quiz will be able to be taken up to 5 times.)

OHSU School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Credit

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

OHSU School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification Credit for Board Certified Clinical Informatics Physicians
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 18 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

OHSU School of Nursing Continuing Education Credit

This program is currently approved by the OHSU School of Nursing for 14 Continuing Education contact hours. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Nursing Number CEP 5464.

Faculty Disclosures 

Dr. Mohan has nothing to disclose.
Dr. Hersh has nothing to disclose.


Your registration is not complete until payment for the course is submitted. You will be directed to pay for the course once you submit your registration form. ONLY Visa and MasterCard accepted Master and Visa icons. We do not accept American Express or Discover Card.

Once you have registered, please allow up to 2 business days for your registration to be processed and to receive an email with login details for the course.

Privacy and Security
Your information is completely private and secure and will not be stored on our servers or used for any other purpose other than what is explicitly stated here. Once you give us the details of your registration, you will be taken to a secure payment processing site where you can enter your credit card information to complete your registration. OHSU does not save or have access to your information and may not use it for any other purpose.

Refund Policy

Refunds from OHSU DMICE, Portland, Oregon will be granted to students in accordance with the following refund schedule: 

Course Start Date - April 2, 2018
100% Refund - Before close of business on one day before course start date
50% Refund - Before close of business on 15 days after course starts
No refunds will be issued after close of business on 15 days after course starts.

Customer Service Email: ilgan@ohsu.edu

Customer Service Address:
United States of America
Department of Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, BICC 504
Portland, OR 97239