10×10 International Course on Health Informatics






Next Course will start on Monday 6 January 2025


The 10×10 International Course on Health Informatics (also known as Gateway to Health Informatics Course) is now jointly offered by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) & Gateway Consulting (Singapore) with the Certificate awarded by OHSU.

The 10×10 International Course on Health Informatics (1010ICHI) is a Distance-Learning Introductory Course on Health Informatics. 

The Course also features 4  Tutorials in Singapore tutored by Dr KC Lun (retired NUS, NTU and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School professor) with the final tutorial taught by Prof William (Bill) Hersh, Professor and Chair, Dept of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health and Science University, USA.


The 10×10 Course is supported by Skills Future and UTAP


Next Course start date:  Monday 6 January 2025


Early registration is recommended as Course is restricted to only 15 participants.


To register online, please click on this link


(As this is a distance-learning course, participants NEED NOT be physically “present in class”.  It merely means the first lecture will be streamed on that day and will remain available 24×7 till the course ends)


(detailed schedule is available at Course Timetable )


Course fee:

SGD $2,000 net (no GST)

(SGD$1,000 reduction from the previous AMIA10x10 Course fee of SGD$3,000)


This 10×10 Course is eligible for use of UTAP (for Union Members) and Skills Future Credits for Singapore Citizens) to offset Course fee for self-sponsored Singapore citizens.



Comments from Participants in our recent courses:

  • Content-rich. Each slide had plenty of references to follow up on.
  • Love it!
  • Useful information and knowledge on health informatics
  • Lectures and tutorials are pertinent and useful
  • Relevant and up-to-date
  • Clear delivery!
  • Maybe include content from Singapore ‘s health informatics structure as well.
  • Course allows self-directed learning as all of us are in full-time employment.  The course structure allows us to do things at our own pace.
  • I enjoyed the project part of it.  The scope of appropriate topics as a project was quite wide so everyone could find something of their interest.
  • The course project – it helped me to apply the knowledge gained into real life situations.
  • Gives an overview of health Informatics.
  • The concepts taught could be tied back to our local context to facilitate better understanding of these concepts.
  • MI theory were delivered in a concise manner and there was fair expectations of the course participants.  Materials are also helpful in furthering our knowledge in the field.
  • Great course by Dr KC and Prof Bill Hersh.  Well organized within the confines of the limitations brought about by COVID-19.  Highly recommended!




The 10×10 International Course on Health Informatics (aka Gateway to Health Informatics Course and previously known as AMIA 10×10 Course)

The  10×10 International Course on Health Informtics is known in Singapore as the Gateway to Health Informatics (G2HI) Course. It is a distance-learning course with class-room tutorials in Singapore. Since 2009 (and until 2022), the course has been a collaboration between Gateway Consulting (conducting the classroom tutorials), Oregon Health & Science University, USA (offering the distance-learning lectures) and the American Medical Informatics Association (the Certificate Awarding Body).   Under the new Course, Oregon Health & Science Univerity (OHSU), USA will be the new Certification Awarding Body.

(This is a distance-learning Course. You don’t have to be “physically present in class” except for the classroom-based Tutorials and the Final Examination. You also don’t have to worry about work scheduling conflicts because you can learn at your own pace and at your own time!)

General Information

Following the successful inaugural launch of the “Gateway to Health Informatics Course” in March 2009, Gateway Consulting Singapore , in collaboration with the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health and Science University, (OHSU), USA is pleased to announce the new 10×10 International Course on Health Informatics (1010ICHI).  OHSU is an accredited university and medical school in the USA and is ranked among the best medical schools in the USA.

1010ICHI provides certified training in health informatics using a teaching model that delivers lectures and course work by distance learning, augmented with classroom-based, face-to-face tutorials conducted in Singapore. Active participation in the Course online forum discussions is also encouraged.
The Course objective is to provide rigorous, broad-based training in health informatics to interested participants, especially individuals working in healthcare and healthcare-related industries, in Singapore and countries in the Asia Pacific.

The course is similar to the online BMI 510- Introduction to Biomedical Informatics class currently taught in the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate program in the USA.

The Course is also similar to American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 10×10 Course offered by OHSU which was originally developed as a partnership beween AMIA and OHSU

For students who are eligible for graduate study (i.e. have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university), completion of the 10×10 International Course on  Health Informatics will also earn them 3 credit-hours that can be carried forward into the OHSU graduate programs in medical informatics or similar programs in other US universities that recognize the certificate training.

Course Faculty

The online Course is conducted by Professor William Hersh, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University, USA. Professor Hersh will also be in Singapore for the final Course tutorial to be held before the final examination.

In addition, the two classroom-based tutorials will be conducted by Professor KC Lun, former President of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and CEO, Gateway Consulting and other Singapore health informatics practitioners appointed by Gateway Consulting.

For more, see Faculty

Who needs this Course?

All individuals who desire to have certified training in health informatics from OHSU (a recognized and accredited U.S. university and medical school) and endorsed by the American Medical Informatics Association. In particular, the G2HI course is suitably tailored for

  • IT professionals working or interested in working in healthcare;

  • Clinical, medical, nursing and other healthcare-related professionals interested in health information technology;

  • IT industry business leaders and managers dealing with IT systems and solutions in healthcare;

  • Senior administrators and policy makers involved in organizational transformation initiatives in health information technology;

  • Research scientists working on IT-based, healthcare-related projects;

  • Individuals interested in career opportunities in health information technology.

Course Description

The Course provides a broad-based introduction to health informatics, the field concerned with the acquisition, use, and storage of information in healthcare, biomedical research, and public health. Students focus on the underlying themes of health informatics, including the proper use of information technology in health and biomedical settings. The course also covers the main applications of information technology in health and biomedicine, including electronic health records, information retrieval, genomics, and telemedicine. The viewpoints of information technology from medicine, computer science, nursing, public health, patients/consumers are considered.

For more, see Course Description

What participants will get

  • Access to OHSU online course and course materials.

  • 10×10 Certificate issued by the OHSU (subject to satisfying requirements for award of Certificate).

  • Award of 3 credits (subject to passing the Course) which can be carried forward to graduate programs in health informatics at OHSU or similar programs at other US universities that recognize the  certificate training.

  • Attendance at 2 in-person (face-to-face) tutorials in Singapore conducted by experienced OHSU and Singapore health informatics practitioners.

For details on Course fee and enrolment, please see Registration

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