Abstract: More than 1,400 physicians were board certified in clinical informatics by the American Board of Preventive Medicine during the first 4 years of subspecialty certification and are now required to participate in the ABPM Clinical Informatics Maintenance of Certification program.[i] There are 24 Clinical Informatics Fellowship Programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.[ii] There are more non-board certified/eligible practitioners who need training in state-of-the-art applied clinical informatics. AMIA is uniquely suited to be the academic home for this community, because it provides a combination of personal experience and anecdote with firm grounding in evidence-based biomedical informatics literature, informatics theory, foundational knowledge, and proven best practices. A major part of that support is outreach to Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIOs) and those in similar roles (such as Medical Directors for Information Systems) who are charged with leading informatics change within their organizations, both large and small. More than 210 individuals have attended since 2011, some attending more than once, ranging from seasoned CMIOs of large systems to those who are just beginning their applied clinical informatics careers. The 2017 CMIO Workshop will focus on leadership development, implementation of population health initiatives, effective clinical decision support, interoperability, the challenges of EHR migration, and preparing for the board exam and available MOC resources. Didactic presentations will be integrated with structured group discussions. The CMIO workshop is a bridge between the more applied iHealth conference and the breadth of Fall Symposium offerings, with practical offerings that participants can integrate into their daily workflow and help their organizations realize the potential benefits of health IT.

[i] ABPM Subspecialty Pass Rates [Internet]. Chicago: American Board of Preventive Medicine; c2017 [cited 2017 Feb 28]

[ii] Clinical Informatics Fellowship Programs [Internet]. Bethesda: American Medical Informatics Association; c2017 [cited 2017 Feb 28]

Learning Objective 1: Describe specific informatics best practices, tools, and techniques that are relevant to the CMIO

Learning Objective 2: Identify how these best practices, tools, and techniques can be applied within the participant’s organization

Learning Objective 3: Define how AMIA can support the continuing education needs of the applied clinical informatics CMIO


Paul Fu (Presenter)
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Julie Hollberg, Emory Healthcare
Joseph Kannry, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Richard Schreiber, Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

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