With the growth of the use of electronic medical records there has been a concomitant increase in training and education programs in informatics and health IT to prepare individuals as researchers, leaders, managers and developers of informatics tools, intervention and systems. This book will provide both theoretical and practical information for educators in a variety of these programs. We will include the "tacit knowledge" of experienced teachers, which is often not captured in traditional education textbooks. The book would be a blend of strategies, methods and suggested curriculum content. The book is designed to address issues common to all programs as well as education programs for special audiences. The chapter authors are all nationally recognized for their expertise in, and commitment to, informatics education. Although some chapters appear to be addressing specialized areas, there are general lessons to be learned even from those chapters in addition to the chapters that are specifically addressing general issues. The aims of the book are as follows: To address the lack of a broad based book in best practices for informatics education To provide a educational knowledge foundation for informatics educators at all levels To provide specific lessons learned in specialized informatics education areas.
Introduction and Overview.- Managing Unspoken Assumptions in Online Education.- Training for Informatics Research Careers: History of Extramural Informatics Training at the National Library of Medicine.- Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Certification and Training.- Education in Nursing Informatics.- Applied Informatics for Health IT Managers.- Informatics for the Health Information Technology Workforce.- Online Continuing Education in Informatics-the AMIA 10x10 Experience.- Educating the Informatics-Enabled Physician.- Informatics Education for Health Administrators.- Bioinformatics for Biological Researchers-Using Online Modalities.- Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Education and Training.- Translating U.S. informatics Educational Programs for Non-U.S. Audiences.- Informatics Education in Low-Resource Settings.- Informatics Education in Healthcare: What Have We Learned?.
Eta S. Berner, Ed.D., received her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently Professor of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is Co-Director of the Biomedical Informatics Component in the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and is co-chair of the national CTSA Informatics Key Function Operations Committee. She is also the founding Director of UAB's new Center for Health Informatics for Patient Safety and Quality. Dr. Berner has been teaching in UAB's Master of Science in Health Informatics Program for over 14 years and is Principal Investigator of one of five Curriculum Development Centers funded by the US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to develop a national curriculum for Health Information Technology. Dr. Berner is a Fellow of both the American College of Medical Informatics and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. She has published articles in leading journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Academic Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. She is the editor of a Springer book entitled Clinical Decision Support Systems: Theory and Practice (second edition, 2007). She has served on a variety of external review committees for federal grantees developing clinical decision support interventions. Dr. Berner has been a World Health Organization consultant, and has served in leadership positions nationally in the US in professional informatics and health professions educational organizations, most recently as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Berner is currently a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, the International Journal of Medical Informatics and the Journal of Healthcare Information Management.