HIMSS partnership

The University of Washington Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies Degree program (CIPCT) has been named a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) approved education partner.

As a result of meeting HIMSS’s rigorous standards for quality health IT or healthcare education, UW CIPCT online Master of Science degree program has been named a HIMSS Approved Education Partner.

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 exams.

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 UW Alumni Endowed Professor of Nursing.