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Clinical informatics program named HIMSS Approved Education Partner

May. 18, 2021, 9:48 AM


by Mia Garchitorena

Vanderbilt’s Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics program (MSACI) was recently named an Approved Education Partner (AEP) by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and the School of Nursing also received HIMSS AEP approval.

In order to be named a HIMSS AEP, a training and education program must meet HIMSS’s standards for effective health information technology and health care education. It must also be able to prepare health IT and health care professionals to pass HIMSS-approved review courses and training programs, including for the CAHIMS and CPHIMS certifications.

Scott Nelson, PharmD, MS

Scott Nelson, PharmD, MS, program director for MSACI, led the approval. “We created MSACI out of nothing about five years ago, so this is an exciting validation,” said Nelson. “The AEP designation shows that we are meeting the training needs of the growing health informatics profession. This will provide our program with more exposure to future students and provide those students with confidence that the education provided will prepare for an informatics career.”

With the AEP designation, DBMI will be able to provide seminars, lectures, educational webinars through HIMSS and CPHIMS continuing education. HIMSS provided DBMI AEP designation for its in-depth informatics course and content design, outstanding faculty and advisors, and leading educational program that will prepare students for the dynamics of the changing industry.

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