On October 26, 2018, JAMIA published the AMIA Board White Paper: AMIA 2017 core competencies for applied health informatics education at the master’s degree level, which describes the foundational domains for the profession of health informatics. The field of health informatics is emerging as a recognized profession, one aspect of which includes initial professional education. Graduate programs are moving from content- to competency-driven curriculum and accreditation. This requires careful review of coursework and current assumptions on prerequisite knowledge. It also requires a common understanding among faculty about what defines competency at the time of graduation, based on the program’s focus. Curriculum alignment connects objectives, assessments, instructional activities and materials throughout the curriculum. To assist graduate programs in evaluating their curricula, CAHIIM has developed the CAHIIM Self Evaluation Tool (CSET) for the purpose of mapping course level competencies to the recently published AMIA foundational domains. CAHIIM has incorporated Miller’s Pyramid and modified it as a framework to assess competencies of graduate students in health informatics programs. This workshop explores how to 1) write competencies based on the AMIA foundational domains; 2) transform content- to competency-driven curriculum; 3) build assessments of competencies using the concepts of Miller’s Pyramid; and 4) use the CAHIIM CSET.


Annette Valenta (Presenter)
University of Illinois at Chicago

Eta Berner (Presenter)
University of Alabama

Suzanne Boren (Presenter)
University of Missouri

Sue Feldman (Presenter)
University of Alabama

Todd Johnson (Presenter)
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Josette Jones (Presenter)
Indiana University

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