Health Informatics for the Clinical Practitioner
"All health professionals should be educated to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team, emphasizing evidence-based practice, quality improvement approaches, and informatics (Institute of Medicine (IOM), A Bridge to Quality 2003)"
Overview of Program
Classroom instruction is primarily on the Umpqua Community College main campus just north of the city of Roseburg, where a new Allied Health and Sciences building is planned to start construction in 2012-2013.
The Nursing Department works closely with many health providers in the community and state, including Mercy Medical Center, Roseburg Veterans Administration Medical Center, Roseburg Community Cancer Center, Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) research hospital in Portland, Oregon, and Umpqua Community Health Center.
Umpqua Community College has one of the premier simulation labs in the state of Oregon that is used in collaboration with Mercy Medical Center.
Introduction to Centricity Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software
Fundamentals of Electronic Medical Records: this 10-week introductory course focuses specifically on GE Centricity Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software application. The course covers all aspects of the application and includes detailed instruction on navigation and functionality of the GE Centricity application. Instruction is reinforced with hands-on exercises which simulate real-world situations in the clinical setting. The course covers proper log in/out, desktop functions, chart functions, documentation of patient encounters, writing prescriptions, reviewing/signing lab orders and results, reviewing/signing of radiology orders and results, and running reports.
A 2-course sequence for licensed clinicians
UCC is offering a 2-class sequence of HIT classes aimed at preparing licensed clinical health practitioners for an active role in obtaining full benefits of HIT implementations, adapting and optimizing workflow, and providing patient education and advocacy.
Health Informatics for the Clinical Practitioner I (20 hrs non-credit)
This course provides an introduction to the broader field of Health Informatics, Privacy rights and Meaningful Use Criteria, HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) a foundation for using Health IT integrated workflows, a basic understanding of the interface between local practitioners and national health data systems, and overview of working with HIT data, and skills required for acting as a liaison between users, IT staff and vendors.
Health Informatics for the Clinical Practitioner II (20 hrs non-credit)
This course provides basic skills and practical experience at a user level for analyzing requirements to facilitate workflow design, for integrating information technology functions into workflow, data collection, reporting and documenting health information exchange needs, quality improvement and reporting, and working with provider personnel to implement revised workflows.
Participants should be either employed or seeking employment as a health care practitioner, and be willing to complete a course evaluation, provide demographic information, and agree provide information about use of health informatics systems at their place of employment.
Technology has indeed taken a place next to war, death, divorce, and taxes as a prime cause of bone-shuddering anxiety.— John Seymour
Students may register for CRN #42346 by completing one of the following:
- call the non-credit registration line, 541.440.7744 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday;
- complete a non-credit registration form and submit it to the UCC Allied Health Division, Wayne Crooch Hall, Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, PO Box 967, Roseburg, OR 97470-0226;
- or, register online (for UCC credit students only).
Allied Health Division
Art Brown 541.440.7857 Patrice Coate 541.643.0163