Benson S. Munger, PhD
Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center
University of Arizona
[email protected]
Denver, CO
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A New Subspecialty
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• The Growth and Importance of
Informatics in Medicine
• Growing Physician Demand for
Informatics Training
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• Identified Need for Clinical
Leadership in Informatics
• Need for Standardized Training
and Certification
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American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Identified Demand for Informatics Training
Sets Goal of Subspecialty in Clinical Informatics
Support from the Robert Wood Foundation
to Develop Subspecialty Documents
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Two Required Documents
1. Core Content
2. Draft Training Requirements
Accelerated Work Plan – 18 months
Electronic Distribution and Collection of
Stakeholder Comments with Multiple
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Defines the Subspecialty of Clinical Informatics
Explains how Clinical Informatics relates
To Medicine
Provides a Framework for the
Certification Examination
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Based on the Accreditation Council for Graduate
Medical Education (ACGME) Requirements
Defines the Specific Educational Requirements
of a Program
References to the Core Content
Template for Accreditation of Training Programs
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Defining the Medical Subspecialty of Clinical Informatics. Don E Detmer, John
R Lumpkin, Jeffrey J Williamson. JAMIA 2009;16:167-168
AMIA Board White Paper: Core Content for the Subspecialty of Clinical
Informatics. Reed M Gardner, J Marc Overhage, Elaine B Steen, Benson S
Munger, John H Holmes, Jeffrey J Williamson, Don E Detmer, for the
AMIA Board of Directors. JAMIA 2009;16:153-157
AMIA Board White Paper: Program Requirements for Fellowship Education in
the Subspecialty of Clinical Informatics. Charles Safran, M Michael Shabot,
Benson S Munger, John H Holmes, Elaine B Steen, John R Lumpkin, Don
E Detmer, for the AMIA Board of Directors. JAMIA 2009;16:158-166
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Requires Approval by the
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Requires a Primary Board Sponsor(s)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine
Agrees to be the Primary Sponsor
ABPM Submits a Formal Application to ABMS
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Co-Sponsor Interest by the American Board of
Pathology and Others
September, 2011
Approval of the Subspecialty of
Clinical Informatics
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Development of the Examination
Responsibility of the ABPM
First examination possible in 2013
Credentialing the Responsibility of
ABPM or each Primary Board
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Program Accreditation
Responsibility of the ACGME
Program Information Forms (PIF) Likely
Available in 2012
Accredited Programs Likely
Available in 2013
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Medical Degree
Current/Valid State Medical License
ABMS Member Board Certification (24)
+ either
Completion of an Accredited
Clinical Informatics Program
Practice Track
Normally Available for 5 years
Requires Some Demonstration
and verification of Actual
Contact Your Primary Board or ABPM
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1. Do Physician Really Want to be the
Clinical Informatics Leaders in Medicine?
2. Will Institutions Create Sufficient
Numbers of Training Programs?
3. Who Will Provide Organizational
Leadership to the Subspecialty?
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Potential AAMC Roles?
Medical School/Teaching Hospital Level
Inclusion of BMI training in medical school
Use of Training Options to Supply Workforce
Support of GME Programs
Departments of Clinical Informatics
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Potential AAMC Roles?
AAMC National Level
Formal AAMC Support Groups
and Functions
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