Virtual public health informatics training: development and delivery of an online public health informatics course


Public health informatics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that uses information technology and informatics methods to meet public health goals. To achieve these goals, education and training of a new generation of public health informaticians is one of the essential components. AMIA0 s 10 ! 10 program aims to realize the goal of training 10,000 health care professionals in applied health and medical informatics by the year 2010.1 The Department of Biomedical Informatics of the University of Utah was established in 1964. As one of the largest biomedical informatics training programs in the world, the department is internationally recognized as a leader in biomedical informatics research and education.2 The poster hereby describes the collaborative effort between Utah and AMIA to develop a public health informatics online course.


This poster describes the development and delivery of an online American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 10 ! 10 Public Health Informatics course at the University of Utah.

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December, 2010

June 27, 2019

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