ONC announces an opportunity for Medical Informatics Fellows to promote standards-based interoperability, clinical quality improvement and clinical decision support.
The Medical Informatics Fellowship is a 1-2 year term appointment in which the physician serves in the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
- Apply knowledge and expertise to advance the ONC mission of interoperability.
- Understand the role the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in regulating and certifying health information technologies.
- Understand how Health IT impacts the delivery of health care today and serves as a driver of practice transformation and payment reforms.
By completion of the program the Medical Informatics Fellow is expected to:
- Complete one (1) written critical analysis of an area of medical informatics or applications of health IT outlining current opportunities, challenges and recommended solutions. May be a thought or white paper for publication on healthit.gov or in a peer reviewed journal.
- Present and /or facilitate an educational Training Day session at the ONC Annual Meeting on a relevant topic of choice based on current work activities.
- Organize, lead and conduct a minimum of four (4) site visits to ambulatory and inpatient medical facilities (1 per quarter). Document and report findings and observations to key ONC senior leaders and staff.
- Lead a policy issue work stream as identified by the Director of the Office of Policy or a serve supporting role for an ONC Standards and Interoperability Framework Initiative.
Optional Learning Opportunities:
- Attendance to a health IT conference (for example, HIMSS, AMIA, HL7…).
- Registration for policy seminars or other advanced courses.