Course Date: July 3, 2019 - October 26, 2019
Length: 16 weeks
Weekly Commitment: 4-8 hours per week
Course Structure: Videos, voice-over power point presentations, readings, peer-instructor interaction board, quiz per module, capstone project
Optional Face-to-Face Component: Held during the ACEP Scientific Assembly; Denver; October 26
CME Credits: Up to 46.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ available.
Textbook Requirements: None
Biomedical and Health Informatics for Emergency Physicians
Special Offering for the American College of Emergency Physicians
This offering is tailored to emergency physicians and other emergency personnel and its content is geared to Emergency Medicine. It culminates in an in-person session at the 2019 Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Medical Informatics Association, and Oregon Health & Science University are pleased to offer this special version of the 10x10 course aimed at emergency physicians. This is the ninth annual offering of this special version of the course. This offering of the AMIA-OHSU 10x10 Course is focused on Emergency Medicine physicians and other emergency personnel. The content is geared to Emergency Medicine and the in-person session takes place at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly in Denver, CO from October 27 - 30, 2019. The date of the in-person session is Saturday, October 26, 2019.
The goal of this course is to provide a detailed overview of biomedical and health informatics to those who will work at the interface of healthcare and information technology (IT). The course also aims to provide an entry point for those wishing further study (and/or career development) in the field. It provides a broad understanding of the field from the vantage point of those who implement, lead, and develop IT solutions for improving health, healthcare, public health, and biomedical research. It provides up-to-date details on current events in the field, including electronic health records, data standards and interoperability, clinical decision support, healthcare data analytics, population health, patient engagement, and telemedicine. It also describes and sets the context for new technologies, such as SMART on FHIR, machine learning, wearables, and blockchain. Although the course has a clinical orientation, many non-clinicians working in health IT environments have found the course accessible and the knowledge gained invaluable to their professional development.
The 10x10 program aims to provide introductory training to build the workforce that will enable clinically motivated use of IT to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare and public health. Since the program was launched in 2005, over 2,800 people, mostly from the US but also from a variety of international locations, have completed the course. About 15-20% of those graduating have gone on to advanced study in the field.
Meet Your Course Instructor
William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FAMIA, FACP, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, serves as the Director of the OHSU 10x10 offering. The best way to reach him is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Hersh has been at OHSU since 1990, where he developed research and educational programs in medical informatics. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Hersh also maintains the Informatics Professor Blog.
Additional AMIA 10x10 Faculty
James C. McClay, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine University of Nebraska Medical Center
Jeffrey A. Nielson, MD, MS, FACEP
Director of Emergency Informatics
Summa Health System
About the American College of Emergency Physicians
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the largest and most influential emergency medicine association in the world. Founded in 1968, ACEP promotes the highest quality of emergency care, represents more than 25,000 emergency medicine specialists, and serves as the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients and the public.
This special offering of the course in conjunction with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) maintains the core OHSU 10x10 curriculum but focuses the discussion on informatics issues and implementations in emergency medicine. Two emergency medicine physicians with formal training in informatics join the course as additional faculty.