• June 6-8, La Jolla, CA

    InSpire 2017: Developing the Health Informatics Workforce of the Future

    A Conference for Educators and Employers

InSpire 2017 CME/CE Information

Statement of Purpose

The effect of the digital revolution on health care has been dramatic. Rapid adoption of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act has resulted in 78% of physicians and 96% of hospitals purchasing certified electronic health record systems. This transformation from a largely paper-based system has given rise to the need for professionals across a wide spectrum who understand a myriad of new topics.

Training the workforce that creates, implements, sustains, and improves the use of technology in health care settings requires an academic response. Educators who coordinate curriculum design across the spectrum of health informatics training ensure that the nation achieves its goals for desirable patient and population outcomes.

This coordinated approach paves an interprofessional educational pathway that contributes to the success of: the team-based approach to patient care, environmental demands for learning health systems, and compliance with regulatory requirements focusing on individual professionals’ and health care institutions’ demonstrations of data-based outcomes improvements.

InSpire 2017 links workforce gaps to curricular design, and supports academic and educational health informatics professionals who are:

  • Training the current and next generation of researchers and practitioners
  • Creating excellence in certification and accreditation
  • Seeking information about curriculum innovation across the educational spectrum, from secondary to undergraduate to doctoral and post-graduate to residency/fellowship programs
  • Connecting career development needs to workforce gaps in health information technology

Target Audience

InSpire 2017 is a conference for current and aspiring educators and program coordinators focusing on academic informatics across the continuum of secondary, undergraduate/baccalaureate, graduate, post-doctoral and professional education including those programs with a focus on basic scientific discovery and research through practical application and implementation of health informatics.

Learning Objectives

After participating in InSpire 2017, attendees should be better able to:

  • Develop and integrate curricula across the spectrum of health informatics educational settings including high school, undergraduate, masters, doctoral, post-doctoral, and residency/fellowship programs
  • Incorporate multi-institutional, multidisciplinary, and/or inter-professional approaches to health informatics programming
  • Understand accreditation criteria of relevant national organizations and pathways of recognition for certification of individuals
  • Exchange best practices in health informatics research and education to support the professional growth of academic informatics professionals and the students they educate
  • Navigate the interface of education program and industry for students looking for careers in the health informatics workforce

Accreditation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Nurses

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Activity Approval Code: A16-97-606-420

Approved Contact Hours: 17 total / 9 participant maximum

Nurse Planner (ANCC-criteria compliance): Rebecca Wilgus, MSN, RN, Informatics Project Leader, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC

Nurse Planner (content) for this activity: Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, MN

Rebecca Wilgus and Karen Monsen have disclosed that neither they nor their life partners has relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests.

Criteria for Successful Completion

Completion of this live activity is demonstrated by:

  • Attendance at accredited sessions
  • Completion of the evaluation survey sent post-activity in a separate email, and
  • Verification of attendance through the participant’s electronic report of sessions attended through the individual login at www.amia.org.

The physician participant will be able to generate a CME certificate through the AMIA automated system.

After a processing period of about 4 weeks after this activity, the nurse participant will receive a CE certificate via email from AMIA.

The deadline for submitting requests for CE certificates is June 26, 2017.

Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity.


Faculty and their affiliations are noted at each presentation.

ADA Statement

Special Needs: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, AMIA seeks to make this conference accessible to all.  If you have a disability which requires special accommodation, or if you have special dietary requests, please email: Lauren@amia.org

Instructions for Earning CME/CE Credit

CME site at amia.org works best with IE 8 or above version, Chrome, and Firefox.

  • Log in to your profile at www.amia.org
  • Click “AMIA Central” on the upper right-hand corner
  • Under Membership/Activities, click “My Events”
  • Click “Apply for Credits" for this meeting


  • There are two drop-down menus. Be sure both show "Physician" in the field
  • Click the radio buttons for the sessions you attended
  • Click Submit
  • Download your certificate (Membership/Activities, “My CME/CE Credits”)


  • Select Credit Type: "Nurse"
  • Click sessions you attended
  • Click Submit at bottom of screen
  • Receipt of your CE certificate via email depends on prompt claiming of credit
  • If you experience a delay of more than one month from submitting your information, contact pesha@amia.org.

Other attendees: if you require a certificate of participation, please contact pesha@amia.org

Contact Information

For questions about registration, contact Lauren@amia.org
For questions about continuing education, contact Pesha@amia.org

Disclosure Policy

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, AMIA requires that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest prior to the educational activity.

The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Faculty and planners who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationship(s) exist.

AMIA uses a number of methods to resolve potential conflicts of interest, including: limiting content of the presentation to that which has been reviewed by one or more peer reviewers; ensuring that all scientific research referred to conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis;  undertaking review of the educational activity by a content reviewer to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation, evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of bias; monitoring the educational activity to evaluate for commercial bias in the presentation; and/or reviewing participant feedback to evaluate for commercial bias in the activity.

Disclosures for This Activity

No members of the InSpire 2017 Planning Committee (nor their life partners) has relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:
Karen Monsen; Suzanne Boren; George Demiris; Saif Khairat; Hyeon-Eui Kim; Bruce Levy; Jyotishman Pathak; George Runger; Richard Tayrien; Kim Unertl

The following Presenters/Faculty at InSpire 2017 disclose that neither they nor their life partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:
James Andrews; Kevin Baldwin; Cabiria Barbosu; Diane Bedecarre; Douglas Bell; Eta Berner; David Boone; Damian Borbolla; Suzanne Boren; Cynthia Brandt; Ruth Bush; Jane Carrington; Heather Carter-Templeton; Brian Chapman; Elizabeth Chapman; Wendy Chapman; David Chartash; George Demiris; Brian Dixon; Claire Dixon-Lee; N. Lance Downing; Prerna Dua; Karen Eilbeck; Peter Embi; Joseph Erdos; Sue Feldman; Susan Fenton; John Finnell; Jennifer Garvin; Veena Goel; Vanathi Gopalakrishnan; Shaun Grannis; Christopher Harle; William Hersh; Harry Hochheiser; Pamela Hoffman; Robert Hoyt; Chun-Nan Hsu; Sarah Ingersoll; Stephen Johnson; Josette Jones; Abel Kho; Matthias Kochmann; Mangala Krishnamurthy; Philip Kroth; Rita Kukafka; Harold Lehmann; Bruce Levy; Hongfang Liu; Anthony Luberti; Brooke Luo; Jonathan Mack; Mark Mai; Eva Manos; David Marc; Vishnu Mohan; Karen Monsen; Evan Orenstein; Tushar Patel; Philip Payne; Thomas Powell; Fred Prior; Dani Przychodzin; Glynda Rees Doyle; Jay Ronquillo; Marc Rosenman; Aylin Sapci; Hasan Sapci; Benjamin Schanker; Titus Schleyer; Howard Silverman; Lawrence Tarbox; Guenter Tusch; Annette Valenta; Joshua Vest; Anita Walden; Karen Wang; Victoria Wangia-Anderson; Judith Warren; Charlene Weir; Tremaine Williams; Hua Xu; Feliciano Yu; Iris Zachary; Mark Zhang; Kai Zheng; Meredith Zozus

The following Presenters/Faculty at InSpire 2017 disclose that they and/or their life partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:

Name Commercial Interest(s) Nature of Relationship
Michael Becich Pfizer; UPMC Enterprises Grants/Research Support
  Omnyx; De-ID Data Corp Other Financial or Material Support
Tariq Dastagir Transcend Insights Other Financial or Material Support
Michael Leu Zimi Medical Technologies LLC Other Financial or Material Support
  Amazon Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

No AMIA staff involved in planning content for this activity (nor their life partners) has relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: Dasha Cohen, Doug Fridsma, Lauren Koleszar, Pesha Rubinstein, Wanda Sheridan, Jeffrey Williamson