Advanced Competency in Clinical Informatics

Mission Statement

The Advanced Competency in Clinical Informatics (CI) for pediatric trainees, fosters and encourages interest in CI through sustained learning opportunities and practical experiences as they relate to patient care, clinical operations, quality improvement, patient safety, and provider efficiency in using healthcare information technology. This will be accomplished through didactics, experiential learning, mentoring by dedicated CI faculty and fellows, and opportunities to design and implement an individual enhancement project in the resident’s area of interest.

Goals

  • Increase resident awareness of CI concepts and methodologies as they relate to patient care, quality improvement, patient safety, and population health.
  • Encourage residents to actively participate in a variety of CI activities.
  • Develop residents with interest and aptitude in CI for future career opportunities within the specialty.
  • Increase resident scholarly activity on a national level.

Objectives

Through participation in this program, residents will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of CI concepts.
  • Participate in planning and implementing an enhancement project designed to improve a specific clinical need.
  • Effectively disseminate learnings and results through submission of CI project at a local, regional, or national meeting.

Assessments

  • Multiple choice knowledge assessment upon entry and completion of program
  • Presentation of CI project to residents, residency leadership, and CI faculty
  • Abstract, poster or oral presentation submission on CI project to local, regional or national meeting
  • Post-graduation assessment at one and two years to assess ongoing involvement in CI activities.

Learning Methods

  • Completion of selected CI readings and online EHR learning modules.
  • Experiential learning through active participation in CI projects with CI faculty mentors
  • One-on-one design and build sessions for individual CI projects with CI faculty resources
  • Participation in CI fellowship didactic program and journal club presentations as scheduling permits
  • Semi-annual retreats with resident-focused didactics, CI-related discussions, and project presentations
  • One-on-one mentoring opportunities with CI faculty and fellows devoted to CI career discussions

Program Requirements

Commitment

  • Must complete formal commitment to the program
  • Begin in the 2nd year of residency
  • In-person attendance at semi-annual retreats.

Mentoring

  • Establish a mentor within 3 months of commitment to the program
  • Conduct a semi-annual review with mentor

Scholarly Work Product

  • Enhancement project(s) approved by CI faculty
  • Oral presentation to residents, residency leadership, and CI faculty
  • Submission of project abstract, poster, or oral presentation to local, regional or national meeting
  • Opportunity for manuscript submission to an appropriate CI academic journal

Program Faculty

Email Jeff Hoffman at Jeffrey.Hoffman@nationwidechildrens.org or Aarti Chandawarkar at Aarti.Chandawarkar@nationwidechildrens.org.