New to Medical Informatics Workgroup

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 created a resource document to help guide physicians, new to clinical informatics, as they navigate through the medical informatics field.  

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.

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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