More often, CMIOs are seeking formal informatics training, said William R. Hersh, MD, professor and chair of the department of medical informatics and epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland, Ore, this week during the HIMSS 2011 conference.
In one of the first formal studies of social networking websites targeting patients, researchers in the Children's Hospital Boston Informatics Program found that sites targeted at diabetes patients varied in both the quality of information they provide and the safeguards they take for protecting patient privacy. Also appears in: iHealthBeat
Many pharmacy clinical decision-support (CDS) systems don't always identify well-known, clinically relevant drug-drug interactions (DDIs), according to a study in the January edition of Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
The Jan-Feb 2011 issue of JAMIA, the scientific journal on informatics in health and biomedicine, introduces not only a new Editor-in-Chief, but also a number of changes to the journal's business operations and contents. The first issue published under the editorship of Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, MBA, PhD, FACMI, University of California, San Diego, reveals the new editor's influence throughout the publication.