Education & Training

Information about 'open source' and health IT educational and training programs, organizations, conferences, seminars, courses, software tools, web portals, and more.

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'Open Education' YouTube Videos

This resource consists of YouTube channels and playlists of videos about 'Open Education' Resources (OER) and why it matters in this 21st century Information Age. It covers 'open' education and learning aimed at all levels - from elementary schools through higher education. Read More »

AHIMA Training & Certification Programs

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is dedicated to assuring the competency of professionals working in the health information management field.  AHIMA serves the public by providing training for health information management professionals and establishing, implementing, and enforcing standards and procedures for certification and recertification of practioners of this profession. Read More »

American Public University System

American Public University System (APUS) consists of two online universities: American Public University (APU) and American Military University (AMU).

APUS is a respected higher-learning organization known for its distinctive strengths in providing superior and relevant distance learning programs to its learners. In pursuing this vision, the University System: Read More »

AMIA & Academic and Informatics Training Programs

The American Medical Informatics Assiciation (AMIA) maintains a list of formal academic and training programs in North America in medical, nursing, and health care informatics. It also sponsors training events for health informatics professionals, e.g. webinars, podcasts, tutorials, courses, etc. Read More »

CDC Learning Connection

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Learning Connection (LC) website was established in November 2010 to provide a central location for e-learning, training information, and other public health learning resources. Read More »

Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM)

The Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) was established in 1996 with the support and direction of the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General. The CEMM is a production facility and clearinghouse for interactive patient education programs. Read More »

CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO Training Program

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) offers a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) Training Program. It is the first certification program exclusively for CIOs and IT executives in the healthcare industry. Read More »

Collaborative, 'Open' Education Solutions and Healthcare

The use of 'open source' software to deliver global health education solutions used by universities, medical schools, and a range of other healthcare organizations is becoming an increasingly important trend to watch. The number of open source and/or public domain health and education software solutions currently available or under development has grown to be quite substantial. Read More »


Connexions is a dynamic digital educational ecosystem consisting of an educational content repository and a content management system (CMS) optimized for the delivery of educational content. Connexions is one of the most popular open education sites in the world. Read More »


Coursera ia a social entrepreneurship organization that partners with the top universities in the world to offer free online courses online for anyone to take. Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. Read More »


EdX is a non-profit collaborative organization and web portal created by founding partners Harvard and MIT. It brings the best of higher education to students around the world. EdX offers interactive Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) in subjects including law, history, science, engineering, business, social sciences, computer science, public health, artificial intelligence, and more. Read More »

Health Games Research & Database

Health Games Research is a national program that provides scientific leadership and resources to advance the research, design, and effectiveness of digital games and game technologies that promote health. It is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read More »

Health IT Certification

Health IT Certification provides professional training and certification for those responsible for planning, selecting, implementing, and managing electronic health records (EHR) and other health information technology (HIT) and those engaged in the creation and management of Health Information Exchanges (HIE). Today's EHR and HIT applications are focused on the core business of health care: providing information and decision support for clinicians at the point of care. Such clinical transformation requires new knowledge and skills for all stakeholders - management, clinicians, health IT staff, and other professionals. Read More »

HHS Webcast & Videos on HealthCare.Gov

Peter Groen | Open Health News | May 22, 2011

A wide range of free, online videos and webcasts by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) are posted on the HealthCare.Gov web site. They cover such topics as health care legislation, health care policy, consumer health issues, changes to Medicare, and much more. See list of official HHS Video Channels

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HIMSS Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems

Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS) now offers a professional certification program for healthcare information and management systems professionals. Individuals who meet eligibility criteria and successfully complete the CPHIMS exam are designated a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS). Read More »