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Funding Opportunity for Health IT Training at Johns Hopkins

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Johns Hopkins Division of Health Sciences Informatics recently had an informatics certificate approved, and also received funding through the HITECH initiative to provide tuition support for certificate candidates. The certificate (described below) is designed to work for a number of audiences, including hospital librarians and information managers who are interested in learning more about informatics. The program is three quarters of coursework plus a practicum, with the coursework done online and the practicum at a local site. The first cohort will start in late August of this year. Applications are preferred by July 15, but can be submitted after that time.

In addition to the contacts identified below, Nancy Roderer would be happy to answer questions about the program.

Nancy Roderer

The Division of Health Sciences Informatics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has recently been awarded a grant through the HITECH initiative to provide partial funding for students pursuing Health Informatics training. One of three certificate programs offered at Hopkins eligible for tuition subsidies under this award, the Certificate in Clinical Informatics can be completed in 6 months and will be offered for the first time in the next academic year, starting August, 2010.

The Certificate at a glance
Credits - 21 quarter credits, including Practicum.

The Certificate can be completed in 6 months. Requirements must be fulfilled within three years and within 12 months for students receiving the federal tuition subsidy.

Full tuition $18,102.

Subsidized tuition $8,102

Intended Audience

1. Clinicians (physicians, nurses, dentists, doctors of osteopathy)
2. Health and information specialists seeking health IT skills
3. Programmers/software engineers seeking health IT skills

Admissions Criteria
A masters or health-professional degree from an accredited college or university.


An undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to health IT, including library and information science, plus 3 years of experience in a field relevant to health IT.


An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to Health IT from an accredited college or university and 1 year of experience in a field relevant to Health IT, plus the GRE taken in the past 3 years.

All applicants must provide official transcripts, a statement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation and a CV.

Paper applications and supporting documents should be submitted to the Division of Health Sciences Informatics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine School of Medicine. Please visit the Division website to download, print and complete the paper application and return via email in pdf format. Original transcripts should be mailed directly to the Division.

Division of Health Sciences Informatics
2024 East Monument Street, Suite 1-200
Baltimore, MD 21205

For more information on the $10,000 tuition subsidy for this program and how to apply, please contact the Program Administrator, kwinny@jhmi.edu, 410 502-3768

Course of Study

Quarter 1
600.707 Introduction to Biomedical and Public Health Informatics -Lehmann
600.703 Health Sciences Informatics Planning & Evaluation - Roderer

Quarter 2
600.700 Health Sciences Informatics Systems - Miller
PH-221.637 Health Information Systems - Weiss/Baqui

Quarter 3
600.708 Standards in Health Information Systems - Orlova
600.808 Health Sciences Informatics Practicum
And one of the following:
600.702 Health Sciences Informatics: Knowledge Engineering & Decision Support
*600.710 Real-time Disease Surveillance
*600.711 Informatics for Prevention and Disease Management

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