Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies

July 6, 2016

HIMSS Approved Education Partner

HIMSS_ApprovedEducationPartner_SealThe University of Washington Clinical Informatics and Patient Centered Technologies Degree program Named Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Approved Education Partner

A HIMSS Approved Education Partner is a training provider that meets HIMSS’s rigorous standards for effective health information technology and healthcare education.

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SEATTLE, WA – As a result of meeting HIMSS’s rigorous standards for quality health IT or healthcare education, the University of Washington Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies online Master of Science degree program (UW CIPCT) has been named a HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP).

The UW CIPCT degree program joins an exclusive group of organizations authorized to offer HIMSS-approved healthcare and health information technology education and training programs that prepare candidates for advanced knowledge in health IT or healthcare. In addition, this curriculum serves as a solid foundation to prepare the student to take the CAHIMS or CPHIMS exam.

HIMSS’ praised the UW CIPCT degree program for providing a rigorous curriculum that gives students a well-rounded education to the components of health IT education. HIMSS also lauded the program for offering non-traditional students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and competencies needed to qualify for positions in healthcare and health information technology.

“HIMSS is pleased to welcome the University of Washington Clinical Informatics and Patient Centered Technologies degree program as an Approved Education Partner. By earning this designation, the Program has demonstrated that their educational development activities meet the rigorous standards for quality as identified by HIMSS. With the AEP designation, the University of Washington establishes itself apart from others,” said JoAnn W. Klinedinst, vice president, professional development, HIMSS.

The UW CIPCT Master of Science degree is offered fully online and is available nationwide. This program prepares healthcare providers for careers in the challenging and ever expanding field of clinical informatics.

HIMSS announced the AEP program in April 2015 at the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.

“This recognition by HIMSS, the leading society in advancing health through information technology, is both a validation of our efforts as well as a challenge to continue designing and delivering innovative educational offerings for health care professionals who will be the next generation of clinical informatics leaders,” said George Demiris, CIPCT director and Alumni Endowed Professor of Nursing at the University of Washington.

For more information, please visit UW CIPCT at

About the UW School of Nursing

The UW School of Nursing is one of the nation’s premiere nursing schools dedicated to addressing challenges facing health care and improving the health of communities locally, regionally and globally. Faculty and students work to ensure everyone has access to and receives the benefits of health promotion, disease prevention, health protection and the highest quality of care possible. They accomplish this by teaching nurses to be leaders, not only on the healthcare team, but also on the front lines of healthcare reform, advocacy, policy-making and community nursing care.

For almost 100 years, the UW School of Nursing has been a leader and innovator in nursing science. In the 2014 – 2015 academic year, the School received over $12 million in public and private grant funding.