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An Introduction to Clinical Informatics

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Why should you care about clinical informatics? Because those who practice clinical informatics just may help our healthcare system get out of its funk and become an efficient, lean, and tech-savvy machine. Plus, the industry is growing and growing fast.

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An Introduction to Clinical Informatics

  1. 1. An Introduction -to- Clinical Informatics A Presentation By:
  2. 2. What Is Clinical Informatics? ! Why You Should Get Into Clinical Informatics ! How to Get Started
  3. 3. What Is Clinical Informatics?
  4. 4. Medicine + Technology + Leadership Clinical Informatics
  5. 5. Medicine • Clinical Decision Making • Clinical Workflows and Workflow Engineering • Evidence Based Patient Care • Clinical Quality Improvement
  6. 6. Technology • Clinical Data Standards • Human Factors Engineering • Clinical IT Systems • Information System Lifecycle • Software Development, IT Architecture, Networking, Security, and Systems Integration
  7. 7. Leadership • Project Management • Leading and Managing Change • Managing the Health System • Strategic Planning • Communications & Managing Change
  8. 8. What Clinical Informatics is NOT • Only Big Data and data analysis • Just computers and medicine • Piecemeal of the previously listed components
  9. 9. Clinical informatics is an integrated approach to improving patient care, advancing medicine, and managing the health system through the use of clinical and technical knowledge combined with management and leadership skills.
  10. 10. Why You Should Get Into Clinical Informatics
  11. 11. You'll become an integral part of the growing medical informatics industry (which is currently worth $6.5 Billion Dollars...and growing!)
  12. 12. You'll be in high demand. According to Deloitte, the limiting factor to clinical informatics adoption is lack of qualified personnel.
  13. 13. You'll learn the leadership skills required for leadership positions that they unfortunately never taught in medical or graduate school.
  14. 14. You'll help transform the data your organization already collects into a wealth of knowledge that can be used by your providers and researchers.
  15. 15. The Future of Clinical Informatics • Clinical Informatics Fellowships becoming Accredited by ACGME • Rise of the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Certification by ABPM • Increasing Amounts of Large Datasets “Big Data” in Healthcare for Research and Analysis • Increasing Complexity of Compliance with Meaningful Use, HIPAA, ACA, and Other Regulations
  16. 16. How to Get Started
  17. 17. There are inherit complexities of running multiple clinical IT systems while complying with regulations and making physicians happy. So if you’re up for a challenge…
  18. 18. For Physicians • Begin a Clinical Informatics Fellowships (Programs are slowly becoming Accredited by ACGME) • Become involved in your healthcare organization by engaging with the technical leaders, becoming a clinical champion, and finding interesting research projects • Take the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Board Exam
  19. 19. For Undergrads, Grads, & Others • Consider a graduate program in clinical or biomedical informatics • Begin working on your own projects using open-source datasets and software analysis tools such as R, Hadoop, and others • Become involved in your healthcare organization by engaging with the technical leaders, becoming a clinical champion, and finding interesting research projects
  20. 20. For Everyone • Find ways to bridge the gap between technical disciplines in your organization and providers of care • Get involved with the clinical informatics community by joining professional organizations, following clinical informatics blogs, attending conferences and meet up groups, and keeping up with the latest news in the industry
  21. 21. Head to www.informaticspro.com to read other resources on clinical informatics and download the first chapter of our Clinical Informatics Study Guide: Pass the Exam the First Time

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