Informatics Areas

Clinical Informatics

Clinical Informatics is the application of informatics and information technology to deliver healthcare services.

Clinical Informatics

Clinical Informatics is the application of informatics and information technology to deliver healthcare services. It is also referred to as applied clinical informatics and operational informatics.

AMIA considers informatics when used for healthcare delivery to be essentially the same regardless of the health professional group involved (whether dentist, pharmacist, physician, nurse, or other health professional). Clinical Informatics is concerned with information use in health care by clinicians.

Clinical informatics includes a wide range of topics ranging from clinical decision support to visual images (e.g. radiological, pathological, dermatological, ophthalmological, etc); from clinical documentation to provider order entry systems; and from system design to system implementation and adoption issues.

Physicians in all 24 subspecialties are now eligible to become Board Certified in Clinical Informatics through an exam offered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Clinical Informatics Board Review Course

AMIA offers a Clinical Informatics Board Review Course to provide a comprehensive review of the core content for Clinical Informatics that will be the basis for the examination for certification. The CME eligible course is offered live and online and helps physicians identify those areas where they may need further study.

AMIA Clinical Informatics Board Review Course AMIA’s recommendations as published in JAMIA on Core Content for the Subspecialty of Clinical Informatics.

AMIA offers the iHealth 2014 Conference, January 30 – February 1, Orlando, for clinicians who are interested in clinical and operational informatics.

The AMIA Annual Symposium, November 16 – 20, Washington, D.C., includes CME/CE eligible content and tutorials for informatics professionals focused on clinical informatics.