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CIBRC Online Plus consists of a 27-lecture course based on the Clinical Informatics Delineation of Practice and more than 200 review questions, providing the board exam candidate with opportunities for self-study and assessment.

The lectures by the course faculty – all board-certified clinical informaticians— are available as video recordings, and their slides are provided as downloadable pdfs. The >200 review questions are multiple choice questions meticulously developed by item writers who are clinical informatics subject matter experts, experienced in crafting items that follow NBME guidance.

Each question is related to the clinical informatics Delineation of Practice, and offers four plausible answers, with only a single answer being the most correct. Review questions offer the learner >200 opportunities to winnow out distractors, arrive at the best answer, receive explanations for why the answer options are correct or incorrect, and refer to references supporting evidence-based practice.

Candidates preparing for the board exam will be able to monitor their improvement and focus on those areas most important for learning the content. 

Learning Objectives

Individuals who complete the Clinical Informatics Board Review Course in any of its formats should be able to demonstrate knowledge of current clinical informatics practice, as evidenced by their ability to:

  • Describe the role of data across the health care system, the laws governing use of data, and technical approaches to ensuring quality and protection of data
  • Identify the range of clinical decision support tools; explain how to determine which application is appropriate for specific situations; describe how to develop and implement clinical decision support tools.
  • Describe the processes of developing or selecting a clinical information system, preparing and supporting clinicians for system implementation, and evaluating system effectiveness.
  • Identify the key types of health information systems and describe how to achieve system interoperability.
  • Identify the non-technical factors that influence the adoption of clinical information systems by clinicians and describe strategies for promoting effective use of clinical information systems.

Course Syllabus

Lectures cover:

  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Applied Decision Support
  • Building Effective Healthcare IT Teams
  • Clinical Data Standards
  • Clinical Decision-Making
  • Computer Programming and Methods of Software Development
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Management
  • Ethics, Privacy, Legal, Regulatory, and Financial Issues in Informatics
  • Evaluation of Clinical Information Systems
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Health Information Systems and Applications
  • Health System Performance and Evaluation
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement
  • History and Current State of Informatics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Implementation & Operation of Clinical Information Systems
  • Leadership Models, Processes and Practices
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Pathology Informatics, Ancillary Systems, Special & Emerging Data Sources and Device Integration
  • Project Management
  • Security
  • Strategic Planning
  • Systems, Databases, Networks
  • The Health System
  • Workflow, Process Redesign and Change Management

ACIF Rate

* AMIA Clinical Informatics Fellows (ACIF), contact Natalie Bisbee to receive reduced rates for CIBRC Products.