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Statement of Purpose

In the past decade, health care has radically changed from a paper-based system to one that relies on technology to support all facets of health care delivery. This transformation has given rise to practitioners who need a skill set that goes beyond the clinical specialty in order to provide patients with the right care at the right time in the right place every time. This skill set may include abilities such as collaborating with various stakeholders to implement electronic health record technology in a health care system, managing clinical decision support in the EHR, analyzing “big data” to help determine population health or manage system costs, incorporating telemedicine into everyday practice, and optimizing the appropriate use of technological innovations in patient care.

In 2011, the American Board of Medical Specialties recognized clinical informatics as a new subspecialty, with pathways to board certification through either the American Board of Preventive Medicine or the American Board of Pathology. Diplomates from all existing medical specialties are eligible to apply for and pursue this certification. As there is no single path for developing the skill set for the clinical informatician, those physicians desiring this board certification will want to ascertain their competence. A review course focusing on core competencies taught by leaders in the field is a classic component of study preparation for a board exam.

Target Audience

AMIA’s Clinical Informatics Board Review Course is designed to provide an up-to-date review of the Delineation of Practice of the Clinical Informatics subspecialty. It is appropriate for: 
Physicians preparing to sit for the board-certification examination in clinical informatics.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Incorporate the fundamental knowledge and skills of clinical informatics along with understanding of the healthcare system into informatics practice
  • Improve care delivery and outcomes through the use of clinical informatics tools, such as clinical decision support, health data analysis of individuals and populations, and health information technology tools
  • Deploy health information systems that are integrated with existing information technology systems across the continuum of care
  • Establish and maintain data governance structures, policies, and processes
  • Lead health informatics initiatives and innovation through collaboration and stakeholder engagement across organizations and systems

Accreditation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Medical Informatics Association designates this Other activity (live meeting and enduring material) for a maximum of 55 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity.

ADA Statement

Special needs: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, AMIA seeks to make this live activity accessible to all. If you have a disability which requires special accommodation, please email: Lauren@amia.org.

Disclosure Policy

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, AMIA requires that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all financial relationships with any commercial interest for 24 months prior to the educational activity.

Faculty and planners who refuse to disclose financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. For an individual with no financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationship(s) exist.

AMIA uses a number of methods to resolve potential conflicts of interest, including: COI mitigation through Education Department use of a rating scale; limiting content of the presentation to that which has been reviewed by one or more peer reviewers; ensuring that all scientific research referred to conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis; undertaking review of the educational activity by a content reviewer to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation, evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of bias; monitoring the educational activity to evaluate for commercial bias in the presentation; and/or reviewing participant feedback to evaluate for commercial bias in the activity .

Disclosure for This Activity

All speakers and members of the planning committee have been asked to disclose any financial relationships they have had with commercial interests in the 24 months prior to their planning role in the activity

The following report no financial relationships with commercial interests: Faculty Drs. Carter, and Desai; Planner Pesha Rubinstein, AMIA Director, Continuing and Professional Education.

Dr. Hersh discloses that he received grant/research support from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. The support ended December 2019.

Dr. Payne discloses that he has received grant/research support from Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine and from Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

AMIA provides disclosure as planners have reported them. AMIA has reviewed these disclosures and determined they are not relevant to the content of this course.

Criteria for Successful Completion

Completion of this activity is demonstrated by engagement in each activity’s required elements and completion of an activity evaluation. 

Contact Information

For questions regarding the content of this activity, contact Jeffrey Williamson.