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Clinical Informatics Board Review Course Design

AMIA’s Clinical Informatics Board Review Course is designed for American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) board-certified physicians who seek certification in Clinical Informatics. It provides a high-level review of the Core Content of Clinical Informatics on which the exam is based and helps participants develop a learning map that highlights where they need to spend additional preparation time.

This rigorously-designed course includes sample test questions, references for further study, and test-taking strategies. The face-to-face live meeting provides opportunities to interact with Clinical Informatics subject matter experts and to spend time in informal sessions sharing with and learning from other course participants. While the primary goal of the course is to assist participants in preparing for the certification exam, we also anticipate that participants will find the course beneficial in their clinical informatics practice.

Two options are available: face-to-face (live) courses and an online course. Both options are based on the Core Content for Clinical Informatics which in turn is the basis for the Board Exam.

The Live (Face-to-Face) Course

A three-day, intensive review of the Clinical Informatics Core Content provided by faculty who are leaders in informatics education and experienced practicing clinical informaticians.

At the end of this course, participants will have been provided a comprehensive review of the core content for Clinical Informatics that will be the basis for the examination for certification and will have identified those areas where they need further study.

Registrants for the Live Course will receive an electronic version of the course presentations immediately prior to the Live Course date. Materials for the course are not available to attendees prior to the Live Event.

The Online Course - CIBRC Online Plus

CIBRC Online Plus consists of a 23-module course based on the Core Content and the 200-question Simulated Board Exam, providing the board exam candidate with opportunities for self-study and assessment.

The Online course utilizes the core curriculum and course content developed by the faculty and offers them to the learner as video downloads with associated slide pdfs. The Simulated Board Exam is comprised of 200 meticulously developed multiple choice questions created by item writers who are clinical informatics subject matter experts, experienced in crafting items that follow NBME guidance.

Each question is related to the core content in clinical informatics, and offers four plausible answers, with only a single answer being the most correct. The Simulated Board Exam offers the learner 200 opportunities to winnow out distractors, arrive at the best answer, receive explanations for why the answer options are correct or incorrect, and refer to references supporting evidence-based practice.

Candidates will be able to monitor improvement and focus on those areas most important for learning the content.

The Clinical Informatics Board Review Course offerings are designed to provide:

  • An overview of the content on which the examination for certification in the subspecialty of Clinical Informatics is based.
  • Sample questions for each of the major topic areas
  • References for additional study
  • Guidance on how to prepare an application to sit for the exam
  • Test-taking tips/what to expect on the exam
  • 25 hours or more of lecture-based content
  • Opportunities to self-assess to identify areas of strength and weakness

Learning Objectives

Individuals who complete the Clinical Informatics Board Review Course in any of its formats should be able to demonstrate knowledge of current clinical informatics practice, as evidenced by their ability to:

  • Describe the role of data across the health care system, the laws governing use of data, and technical approaches to ensuring quality and protection of data
  • Identify the range of clinical decision support tools; explain how to determine which application is appropriate for specific situations; describe how to develop and implement clinical decision support tools.
  • Describe the processes of developing or selecting a clinical information system, preparing and supporting clinicians for system implementation, and evaluating system effectiveness.
  • Identify the key types of health information systems and describe how to achieve system interoperability.
  • Identify the non-technical factors that influence the adoption of clinical information systems by clinicians and describe strategies for promoting effective use of clinical information systems.

Course Syllabus

Lectures cover:

  • History and Current State of Informatics
  • Ethics, Privacy, Legal, and Regulatory Issues in Informatics
  • The Health System
  • Clinical Decision-Making
  • Applied Decision-Support
  • Knowledge Acquisition, Storage, and Appropriate Use
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Information Retrieval
  • Meaningful Use
  • Clinical Workflow Analysis
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement
  • Computer Programming and Methods of Software Development
  • Systems, Database, and Network Architecture
  • Information Security and Privacy
  • Healthcare Data Reuse: Challenges and Strategies
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems in Practice
  • HIT Architectures and Interfaces
  • Standards for Representing Clinical Data: Part 1
  • Standards for Representing Clinical Data: Part 2
  • Messaging and Interoperability
  • Selection and Implementation of Clinical Systems
  • Operation, Support, and Maintenance of Clinical Systems
  • Evaluation of Clinical Systems In Situ
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Building Effective Healthcare IT Teams
  • Communication Strategies
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Healthcare IT Budgeting and Resource Allocation
  • Change Management