HI-FIVE Closes Out Successful Grant by Training Over 1,400!

We had an incredible amount of interest in the HI-FIVE (Health Informatics For Innovation, Value, and Enrichment) training program from the healthcare community. With your help, we were able to train over 1,400 professionals across the nation in just six months! Thank you for your participation and support!


This was all made possible by grant funding from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, as well as the hard work of our Subject Matter Experts from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and our collaborators at Columbia University.


Unfortunately, our free course sessions have now come to a close. But if you want to complete additional courses or know of others who are interested, you have not missed out! Check out and register for our courses on Coursera. You can find course descriptions and additional details on our website, or learn more about our courses directly on Coursera:


Course Descriptions: http://hi-five.dbmi.columbia.edu/index.php/courses/


To register for the Clinical Perspective course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/hi-five-clinical/


To register for the Social/Peer Perspective course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/hi-five-social-peer/


To register for the Administrative/IT Perspective course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/hi-five-admin-it/


We’ve learned a lot from you about additional course offerings and topics you would like to see, and we appreciate your support moving forward. Please keep in touch by joining our mailing list or following us on Facebook and Twitter, and to stay informed of future training opportunities.


If you have any questions regarding our courses or how to register or bring HI-FIVE to your organization, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


HI-FIVE Launches Second and Third Courses for Non-Clinical Patient Support and Administrative Roles

Hello fellow healthcare professionals!  If you have not had a chance to complete our training (or if you have and just cannot get enough of Care Coordination and Population Health), this is your opportunity!  HI-FIVE is pleased to announce our second and third role-tailored courses for healthcare professionals.


Course 2 is presented from the perspective of “social” or “peer” roles, or those that interact closely with patients and may not necessarily have a clinical background.  Examples of such roles are care coordinators, care/case managers, social workers, community health workers, and patient navigators.


Course 3 takes the perspective of a healthcare administrator and is geared towards executives, managers, analysts or support staff in administration, business, finance, or IT.  Not an administrator?  No problem.  We believe it is valuable for all individuals to complete the training and gain an understanding of challenges other professionals may face.


Thank you for joining us on our journey to train healthcare professionals.  We hope you share this opportunity with your colleagues and continue making strides to improve healthcare.


If you have comments and/or suggestions for HI-FIVE, let us know!  We are always looking to improve and identify ongoing areas for training.


Join one our upcoming sessions by registering here:


Course 1 (Clinical Perspective): https://www.coursera.org/learn/hi-five-clinical/

Course 2 (Social/Peer Perspective): https://www.coursera.org/learn/hi-five-social-peer/

Course 3 (Administrative/IT Perspective): https://www.coursera.org/learn/hi-five-admin-it/



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HI-FIVE Attends AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium in Chicago

By Daniela Lopez


Representing the HI-FIVE team during the AMIA 2016 Annual Conference was a great experience! I had the unique opportunity to meet and network with various professionals, students, and academics that either have interest in or are currently working in Health Information Technology (HIT).


Throughout the symposium, I had the opportunity to learn about relevant topics in contemporary healthcare. Workshops on topics such as public policy, value-based payments, and healthcare transformation paralleled the workforce needs we identified and provided further support for our HI-FIVE (Health Information For Innovation, Value, & Enrichment) training program.


One of the most rewarding experiences during the symposium was seeing a strong interest in the HI-FIVE training, which many healthcare professionals may benefit from. Similar to our findings from interviews of healthcare Subject Matter Experts, conversations I had with individuals at the conference mirrored those findings. Many attendees said that a program such as HI-FIVE would facilitate improvement in care from the front door personnel all the way to the physician’s office! Others expressed the importance of policy changes that have occurred, of which they were not familiar with. The diverse conversations I made during the conference made clear that our program could help all professionals in their daily activities.


Our courses presented from “Clinical”, “Administrative/IT,” and “Social/Peer” perspectives shed light on specific sessions from the symposium such as clinical informatics, nursing informatics, and prescription drug databases. Our demand for advances in and the utilization of HIT continues to increase and was apparent that a training such as HI-FIVE has a valuable and lasting place in the healthcare industry.


Our team had a great time sharing the HI-FIVE training program and learning about the great things our AMIA colleagues are up to! Check out our poster “Assessing Healthcare Workforce Training Needs for Health Information Technology-Enabled Healthcare Transformation” here.




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Launch of HI-FIVE training program

Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics is excited to announce the launch of the HI-FIVE (Health Informatics For Innovation, Value & Enrichment) professional development training program.  With federal funding from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, our team has developed a unique training for your professional development needs.

HI-FIVE training opportunities are available for all healthcare workers, including clinicians, administrative managers and staff, non-clinical providers, technology and insurance providers, and any other roles in health care.  Each training is curated for a specific role and lasts approximately 10 hours.

Our comprehensive online HI-FIVE training covers the following five topics:

  1. Population Health
  2. Care Coordination and Interoperability
  3. Value-Based Care
  4. Healthcare Data Analytics
  5. Patient-Centered Care

Our training is unique because it is: Case-Based | Role-Based |  Flexible 

If you are interested in registering for our training, please visit us on Coursera!

Course 1 (Clinical Perspective): https://www.coursera.org/learn/hi-five-clinical/

Course 2 (Social/Peer Perspective): https://www.coursera.org/learn/hi-five-social-peer/

Course 3 (Administrative/IT Perspective): https://www.coursera.org/learn/hi-five-admin-it/

If you have any questions, please contact Rita Kukafka, Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Sociomedical Sciences at rk326@cumc.columbia.edu



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