Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies

Program History

The Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies (CIPCT) program is an Online Master of Science (MS) degree offered out of the University of Washington’s (UW) Schools of Nursing and Medicine. The program was created by a federal grant in 2004 that established and supported the program for several years as courses were developed and the first cohorts of students recruited.

In July 2008, the UW School of Nursing’s Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics was awarded a second federal grant to make the CIPCT MS program fully accessible online to students in the WWAMI Region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) and consequently to the entire United States.

This program was developed with faculty partners from Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), Health Information Management, Health Administration, Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, as well as funding provided through the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Former Grant Support:
This project was supported in part from 2008-2012 by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number D09HP09358 and title “Graduate Nursing Informatics Education” for $821,075. The information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be referred by the Division of Nursing, BHPr, DHHS, or the US Government.