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Target Audience

Clinical, IT, and informatics professionals, particularly those using, querying and developing interfaces with biomedical data and those interested in becoming an effective member of a collaborative team to implement Meaningful Use of the EMR and population health strategies. 

Course Description

This on-line introductory course will focus on vocabularies and standards commonly used in clinical and public health systems, particularly those required for information exchange and ‘meaningful use’ of data. Students will be directed to the current literature and resources to gain knowledge about clinical information models and standard terminologies.  Students will view online lectures and perform interactive modules that allow students to get hands on experience with selecting vocabulary, mapping concepts to standard vocabularies, creating and testing standardized messages, and creating information models. Students will learn to browse LOINC and SNOMED CT and describe the benefits of using data and messaging standards and their role for the secondary use of data for quality improvement, public health reporting, decision support and research.

Four approaches to enroll in this course

Register for BMI 6120 via the University general schedule

Register for BMI 620 via Continuing Education

Register through AMIA

Continuing Medical Education

  • Fee: $900.00
  • Credits: 32 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit(s)
  • Continuing Medical Education - Standards in Biomedical Informatics Registration
  • Contact Academic Program Manager for registration

Original Release Date: TBA

Termination Date: TBA

Accreditation Timeframe:

The enduring materials for this course are approved for CME credit from TBA.  The course itself will run for 7-week blocks periodically in this timeframe.  Each participant is expected to complete the course in the above outlined 7-week course dates.

Method of Participation:

Learning modules are presented a week at a time online.  You can work at your own pace, completing readings, watching videos, doing quizzes and other learning activities.  A final score of 80% must be achieved at the end of the course.  A course evaluation must also be submitted.  
Your statement of credit will be recorded with the University of Utah CME office after completion of all of the above items.

AMA Credit

The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Accreditation Statement:  The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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Stanley M. Huff, MD, FACMI

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Kensaku Kawamoto, MD, PhD, MHS, FACMI, FAMIA

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Catherine J. Staes, PhD, MPH, RN, FAMIA, FACMI

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