Educating the Next Generation of Physician Informaticians
4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Clinical Informatics is not merely a subspecialty of medicine, but a crucial component of the practice of 21st Century medicine. The roles of the Physician Informatician (PI) and CMIO are rapidly changing. Originally focused on the implementation of health information systems, PIs and CMIOs are focusing more on optimization of existing systems, interoperability within and between health systems, and data analytics. While there are a growing number of ACGME-accredited Clinical Informatics Fellowships, there is practically no training in clinical informatics in the remainder of undergraduate and graduate medical education. This session will describe the origins for the training of the next generation of PIs, provide examples of existing training, and outline a comprehensive informatics training program for medical students and residents.