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Biomedical and Health Informatics for Emergency Physicians



Special Offering for the American College of Emergency Physicians

This offering is tailored to emergency physicians and other emergency personnel and its content is geared to Emergency Medicine. It culminates in an optional in-person session during the 2022 Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Medical Informatics Association, and Oregon Health & Science University are pleased to offer this special version of the 10x10 course aimed at emergency physicians. This is the twelfth annual offering of this special version of the course. This offering of the AMIA-OHSU 10x10 Course is focused on Emergency Medicine physicians and other emergency personnel. The content is geared to Emergency Medicine and the optional, final in-person session takes place during the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly from October 1 - 4, 2022 in San Francisco, CA.  The date of the session is Friday, September 30. 

The goal of this course is to provide a detailed overview of biomedical and health informatics to those who will work at the interface of healthcare and information technology (IT). The course also aims to provide an entry point for those wishing further study (and/or career development) in the field. It provides a broad understanding of the field from the vantage point of those who implement, lead, and develop IT solutions for improving health, healthcare, public health, and biomedical research. It provides up-to-date details on current events in the field, including electronic health records, data standards and interoperability, clinical decision support, healthcare data analytics, population health, patient engagement, and telemedicine. It also describes and sets the context for new technologies, such as SMART on FHIR, machine learning, wearables, and blockchain. Although the course has a clinical orientation, many non-clinicians working in health IT environments have found the course accessible and the knowledge gained invaluable to their professional development.

The 10x10 program aims to provide introductory training to build the workforce that will enable clinically motivated use of IT to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare and public health. Since the program was launched in 2005, over 3,000 people, mostly from the US but also from a variety of international locations, have completed the course. About 15-20% of those graduating have gone on to advanced study in the field.  Meet Your Course Instructor

Meet Your Course Instructor

William (Bill) Hersh, MD,FACP, FACMI
OHSU 10x10 Course Director
Oregon Health & Science University

William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FAMIA, FACP, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, serves as the Director of the OHSU 10x10 offering. The best way to reach him is via email at

Dr. Hersh has been at OHSU since 1990, where he developed research and educational programs in medical informatics. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Hersh also maintains the Informatics Professor Blog.

Additional AMIA 10x10 Faculty

James C. McClay, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Jeffrey A. Nielson, MD, MS, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Carrie K. Baker, DO, MS, FACEP
Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program Director
Kettering Health Network

About the American College of Emergency Physicians

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the largest and most influential emergency medicine association in the world. Founded in 1968, ACEP promotes the highest quality of emergency care, represents more than 40,000 emergency medicine specialists, and serves as the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients and the public.

This special offering of the course in conjunction with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) maintains the core OHSU 10x10 curriculum but focuses the discussion on informatics issues and implementations in emergency medicine. Three emergency medicine physicians with formal training in informatics join the course as additional faculty.


For additional questions about the 10x10 program, please contact the AMIA Education Team or find answers on the FAQs page.

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Dates and Times: -
Type: AMIA 10x10
Course Format(s): On Demand
Course Level: Introductory
Price: AMIA members - $1,999 , Non-members - $2,395
Weekly Commitment: 4-8 hours per week
Time To Complete: 16 weeks