This presentation will describe the process and results of a recently completed formal practice analysis of Clinical Informatics conducted by the American Medical Informatics Association in collaboration with the American Board of Preventive Medicine and with the support of the American Board of Pathology. The aim of the practice analysis was to develop a comprehensive and current description of what Clinical Informatics Subspecialty physician diplomates do and what they need to know. The differences between the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty and subsequent Health Informatics practice analyses will also be compared and contrasted.
After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to:
- Review the purpose, process, and uses of a practice analysis.
- Describe the process and results of the recently completed Clinical Informatics Subspecialty and Health Informatics practice analyses.
- Compare and contrast the differences between the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty and Health Informatics practice analyses.
Howard Silverman, MD, MS
Professor, Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Family & Community Medicine,
and Bioethics & Medical Humanism
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Dr. Silverman served as the founding Biomedical Informatics Department Chair and Program Director for the Banner/UA Clinical Informatics Fellowship and is a Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Family & Community Medicine, and Bioethics & Medical Humanism at The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. He was the founding Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and former Associate Dean for Information Resources and Educational Technology. He recently served as the Chair of the AMIA/ABPM Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Practice Analysis Oversight Panel.
Dr. Silverman graduated from Purdue University majoring in Mathematics and German. He earned a Master's Degree in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he specialized in Artificial Intelligence applications in medical decision making. He then attended Stanford University School of Medicine followed by a residency in Family Practice at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.