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J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Mar 18. pii: ocaa015. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocaa015. [Epub ahead of print]

Early experiences with combined fellowship training in clinical informatics.

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Division of Systems Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA.
Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


Given the ubiquitous nature of information systems in modern health care, interest in the pursuit of formal training in clinical informatics is increasing. This interest is not restricted to generalists-informatics training is increasingly being sought by future subspecialists. The traditional structure of Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education subspecialty training requires completion of both clinical and clinical informatics fellowship programs, and understandably lacks appeal due to the time commitment required. One approach to encourage clinical informatics training is to integrate it with clinical fellowships in order to confer dual-board eligibility. In this perspective, we describe 3 successful petitions for combined training in clinical informatics in order to support other programs and the American Board of Preventive Medicine in establishing pathways for training subspecialists in clinical informatics.


EHR; EMR; education; health informatics; medical


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