Title: Community engagement and outreach as curricular and pedagogical tools for consortial delivery of health informatics curricula

Authors: Julie A. Jacko; Layne M. Johnson; Terrence J. Adam; Adel L. Ali; Daniel Chan; Rui Kuang; Andrew F. Nelson; Amy Watters; Bonnie Westra; Sally Fauchald; Sandra Potthoff; Marty Witrak

Addresses: School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA; Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. ' Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA; Health Sciences Libraries, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. ' Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA; College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. ' Department of Math, Science, and Technology, University of Minnesota-Crookston, Crookston, MN 56716, USA. ' School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. ' Health Partners Research Foundation, 21111R, 8170 33rd Avenue South, P.O. Box 1524, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA. ' Department of Healthcare Informatics and Information Management, College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811, USA. ' School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. ' School of Nursing, College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811, USA. ' School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. ' School of Nursing, College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811, USA

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to identify and characterise two grand challenges in the consortial delivery of health informatics curricula: (a) challenges of curriculum and pedagogy and (b) challenges of community engagement. We discovered that we could broadly depict the first challenge along four dimensions and the second challenge along six dimensions. Solutions to these challenges are provided along with a depiction of how the solutions have been successfully implemented in the University Partnership for Health Informatics, a university-based training programme funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Keywords: health informatics curriculum; pedagogy; learning; University Partnership for Health Informatics; UP-HI; ONC; health information technology; public health informatics; health informatics education; community engagement; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIOME.2011.044616

International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2011 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.284 - 308

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 30 Dec 2011 *

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