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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

About Informatics

Interdisciplinary Focus

The University of Colorado College of Nursing along with the other schools on the Anschutz Medical Campus believe that inter-professional education is an important component of health professional education. The informatics specialty has always tried to maintain the big picture of health care informatics while providing an in-depth perspective of nursing informatics. For our MS specialty, we have used the ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics as well as other frameworks such as American Medical Informatics Association’s definition of biomedical informatics and their current work in the development of biomedical informatics competencies and the International Medical Informatics Association’s work on informatics competencies.

Here are some of our interdisciplinary efforts:

  • Informatics Coursework: you will interact with students from the other health care professions as well as those in health IT or business. For example, meet one of our certificate students whose background is an MBA.
  • The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) is the academic home of biomedical research that reaches from labs and into lives. A major component of the CCTSI is the Translational Informatics Core, directed by Dr. Michael Kahn, one of our informatics faculty. There are several educational resources related to informatics that you can access:
  • Colorado Health Information Technology Education Collaborative (HITEC) at the University of Colorado brings together faculty and students from the College of Nursing, Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Dentistry, and the Business School. HITEC provides accessible interdisciplinary learning opportunities that will lead to one of three certificate programs or a master’s degree in health care informatics or health information management.