Applied Informatics for Health IT Managers
The Health Informatics program at UAB, an early exemplar of an applied health informatics program with a focus on health IT managers, has been able to address the changing needs or the seeming “moving target” of requisite skills needed in the healthcare IT industry. In this chapter, we examine some of the key factors and influences that led to the increasing importance of information technology in healthcare and the concomitant need for individuals with a background in health informatics to oversee the use of those systems. We discuss the development of the health informatics program at UAB, the path our own program has taken over the years and some “lessons learned” along the way.
KeywordsElectronic Health Record Professional Organization Chief Information Officer Clinical Informatics Healthcare Information System
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