As the physicians’ role is still being defined, there is a deficit of educational, guidance and training materials for emerging medical informaticists. The HIMSS Physician Community New to Medical Informatics Workgroup provides the platform to create and disseminate the information needed to navigate informatics. The Workgroup is open to individuals interested in advocating for medical informaticist resources with membership at HIMSS.
New to Medical Informatics Workgroup
The Physician Community will establish the New to Medical Informatics Workgroup to provide education, provide guidance, address current challenges, and develop tools to accommodate the changing environment that expands the informatics domain across all physician specialties.
Physician Community Member Profiles
Explore the different career pathways physicians have taken to be involved in medical informatics.
What is Medical Informatics?
Understand the evolving field of medical informatics from its past to present.
Medical Informatics Defined
Ken Ong, MD, MPH, further defines and promotes the history of medical informatics and how it applies to Physicians.
Clinical Informatics becomes a board-certified medical subspecialty
The American Board of Medical Specialties has now recognized clinical informatics as a subspecialty
Health Informatics Training System (HITS)
Self-directed online course designed specifically for professionals new to the healthcare IT field or professionals with limited experience with computersand technology.
Activities & Resources to Come
- Disseminate terminology resources
- Provide educational webinars
- Provide general guidance for young and new physicians
- Provide established community resources
- Engage with HIMSS Emerging Professionals Community
- Provide quarterly communication at 101-level
The HIMSS Physician Community was formed to create a clear unified Physician IT voice in the industry. The HIMSS Physician Community strives to influence public policy, impact EHR usability and improve the way in which physicians interact with their patients, staff and other physicians. The HIMSS Physician Community is comprised of 1900+ physician members.
Goals of the Physician Community
- Engagement in focused activities to impact the direction of Health IT in the workforce
- Learn and keep current on HIT & Informatics education
- Network with other Physicians
- Access to educational presentations on HIT & Informatics from content experts
Seeking Volunteers for Physician Community New to Medical Informatics Workgroup
The HIMSS Physician Community recognizes there is a deficiency of information for physicians that are new to the informatics field. The HIMSS Physician Community New to Medical Informatics Workgroup is seeking volunteers to lead young and new to informatics physicians in the emerging informatics field who will help construct educational webinars, develop community resources & tools and provide guidance in this evolving field. Volunteer time commitment will be 2 to 4 hours a month; meetings will be held virtually.
Please meet the members of the workgroup
|Chair: A. Peter Catinella, MD, MPH||Travis Lockwood, MD|
|Mohamad Ali, MD, CPHIMS, FHIMSS||Bonnie Lupo, MS, FNP-BC|
|Joumana Antoun, MD, MS, CPHIMS||Dev Mehta, MD|
|Muntazar Bashir, MD, CPHIMS||Robert Meyhoefer, MSHI|
|Jack Bastow, DPM, MBA||Matthew Miller, DO|
|John Bethea Jr, MD||Michael Miller, MD|
|Brian Bowes, MD, FACP||Adi Mitrache, MD, MPH|
|Noreen Butte||Anita Murcko, MD, FACP|
|Samit Desai, MD||Kathy Nieder, MD|
|Layth Dahbour||Neha Patel, MD, MS|
|David Dinhofer, MD, MSMI||Joseph Pye, MD|
|Dan Fabius, DO||Naveen Reddy, MD|
|Naveed Farrukh||Jonathan Ringo, MD, FACOG|
|Thomas E Gallego, MD||Imran Shakir, DO|
|Sachin Ganorkar, MD, MHA||Umar Siddiqui, MD|
|Matthew Green, MS||Marcus Speaker, MD|
|Nate Guyton, RN, MSN, CPHIMS, NEA-BC||Michael Stearns, MD, CPC|
|CJ Hameed, MD, CPHIMS, FHIMSS||Jayde Steckowych, MD, FACS|
|Paul Heinzelmann, MD||Ellen Stein, MD|
|Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD||Justin Stinnett-Donnelly, MD, MS|
|Robert Hoyt, MD, FACP, CAPT, USN (ret)||Christopher Tatro, MD|
|Sindhu Kammath, MD, CHTS-CP, CHTS-TR||Jonelle Thomas, MD, MPH|
|Rebecca Kartje, MD, MBA||Charles Van Duyne, MD, MS|
|Maninder Khalsa, MD, MBA, MS||Gianna Zuccotti, MD|
|Vikram Kumar, MD|