Health Care / Clinical Informatics Application Track
teaches students how to apply biomedical informatics principles and methods to inform and direct healthcare delivery and to address the information needs of healthcare consumers. The goal of health care/clinical informatics is to measurably improve the safety and quality of care delivery and to support the effective implementation of evidence-based practices. Students must demonstrate competency in
the foundational technologies and the architectures of electronic health records (EHRs) and related systems,
the design (using sociotechnical methods), development, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative technologies that can influence patient care delivery
the use of technology to provide informational support to both clinicians and healthcare consumers, and
evaluation and enhancement of new and existing systems through instrumentation of the care process so that process and outcome data are effectively collected and analyzed
This track dovetails with the UofU Nursing Informatics (NI) program in the College of Nursing, with many courses co-taught by faculty from both programs.
BMI 6111 - Research Design I
BMI 6120 - Terminologies and standards
Systems & Process Modeling
BMI 6300 - Clinical Decision Support
BMI 6440 - Clinical Information Systems Architecture
BMI 6804 - Implementation of Systems in Healthcare settings
BMI 6821 - Human System Interactions
NURS 7420 - Health Promotion and Social Determinants
NURS 6661 - Project Management in Health Informatics
NURS 6772 - Quality Improvement in Healthcare
NURS 6807 - Systems Analysis and Implementation
Sign up for at least one practicum to gain hands-on experience and work with a team on a project. Students have the opportunity to apply to work for a semester with the ReImagineEHR team on an existing project. Must be coordinated with the team/expertise director before registering:
DBMI: Bruce Bray; Cardiology; Mollie Cummins, NI; Mike Dean, Pediatrics; Scott Evans, Intermountain; Guilherme Del Fiol; Jennifer Garvin; Per Gesteland, Pediatrics; Adi Gundlapalli, Internal Medicine, VA; Marta Heilbrun, Radiology; James Hellewell, Geriatrics; Ken Kawamoto; Polina Kukhareva, Victoria Tiase, Scott Narus, Intermountain; Flory Nkoy, Pediatrics; Chuck Norlin, Pediatrics; Brent James, Intermountain; Chris Maloney, Pediatrics; Stephane Meystre; Alan Morris, Intermountain; Matt Samore, Epidemiology; Kathy Sward, NI; Sid Thornton, Intermountain
Non-DBMI: Laura Heermann-Langford, Intermountain, NI; Rachel Hess, Population Health Sciences.
PhD Application Deadlines
It is advantageous to submit your application as soon as possible. We will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2022.