Across the US, health care organizations are implementing electronic medical record systems and other complex health information systems. Technology used to manage chronic illness or support aging is becoming increasingly advanced leading to new models of care. Professionals with specialized knowledge of both health care systems and information technology (IT) are becoming vital to organizations seeking to improve and expand their use of technology.
The Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies (CIPCT) Online Master of Science program at the University of Washington (UW) provides graduate-level training to health professionals, teaching them to understand, implement, manage, and evaluate the use of informatics applications in advanced patient care.
Through the use of distance learning technology, the CIPCT program is available nationwide. Online courses make it possible for working professionals to earn an advanced degree while retaining their position. Students who continue to work while enrolled bring added benefit to their employer through the concepts and skills learned in CIPCT.