This workshop will demonstrate that clinical informatics is the “intersection of computer science, health sciences and information science.” Participants will learn about the “front-facing” skills that librarians bring to the field of clinical informatics and healthcare information technology as well as get a broad overview of the informatics field.
Because of federal healthcare reform initiatives the demand for skilled informatics staff is expected to outstrip supply by 2015 as part of the course workforce development programs available to librarians will be reviewed. MLA CE credit will be available.
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PJ Grier is the Outreach and Access Coordinator for the National Library of Medicine Southeastern Atlantic (SE/A) Region . In addition to being a medical librarian and workshop instructor, Mr. Grier recently earned a graduate certificate in Clinical Informatics from the Johns Hopkins University.
Dean Karavite, Lead Human Computer Interaction Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, works creating healthcare information technology solutions by developing clinical decision support tools for electronic health records.
Mr Grier and Mr Karavite are the creators of this course.