Monday, July 21, 2014

Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Medical Informatics Fellowship

The ONC is offering a Medical Informatics Fellowship 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).

Goals:
  • 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.
Required:

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.
You can learn more about the ONC Medical Informatics Fellowship here.

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