The University of Pathology Informatics

Developed by the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) and ASCP

Introducing the University of Pathology Informatics (UPI), a new self-paced online certificate program leveraging case-based learning to develop critical knowledge of informatics concepts.

Learn how informatics can be leveraged to increase quality, specimen throughput, and patient safety while controlling costs in the laboratory.

Core competencies covered:

  • Information Fundamentals
  • Information Systems
  • Workflow & Processes
  • Governance & Management

Case-Based Learning Approach

Utilizing a case-based approach, you will act as the project leader in developing a pathology informatics needs assessment for a laboratory. Participants will have access to downloadable job aids along the way to help apply learning on the job.

After completing 20 required and elective on-demand courses,
you will be able to:

  • Conduct an informatics audit of existing lab systems including hardware, software, peripherals and databases
  • Create a high-level dataflow diagram of the laboratory network
  • Document existing workflow and create a high-level redesign of workflow process in light of a new LIS
  • Prepare an executive briefing addressing the challenge of legacy systems, opportunities for process improvement and integration with EMR, workflow impact of a new LIS, and suggestions for next steps

Who will benefit?

Lab Supervisors
Improve productivity for your entire lab team, quickly and with minimal investment
Laboratory Professionals
Get ahead fast by becoming a valuable knowledge source in this rapidly expanding field
Pathologists
Stay up to date in informatics fundamentals in order to improve lab productivity