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Emergency Medicine Informatics

Section Officers & Staff

Chair
Nicholas G. Genes, MD, FACEP
Secretary
Benjamin H. Slovis, MD
Newsletter Editor
Carrie Baker, DO
Immediate Past Chair
Jason Shapiro, MD, FACEP
Councillor
John Manning, MD, FACEP
Alternate Councillor
Jeffrey M. Nielson, MD, FACEP
Board Liaison
Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD, FACEP
Staff Liaison
Bill Malcom

Section Announcements

Upcoming ACEP HIT Summit 2019:

Evolving Emergency Care with Technology

  • Monday, July 8, 2019 from 7a - 5p CDT
  • Irving, TX

 

Background:

The landscape of emergency medicine and acute care transforms rapidly, and the changes can be difficult to predict. But the American College of Emergency Physicians – the leaders in emergency medicine innovation – are taking the pioneering spirit they are built on and charging strong into the future.

The participants will gain insight into the emergency physician’s perspective on where the future lies and align their roadmap to ACEP’S vision at this FREE collaboration of industry thought-leaders.

Participants will help ACEP develop a 10-year vision for the future of emergency medicine and a tactical 3-year roadmap and will become ACEP’s partner as we blaze new trails.

 

Key Themes:

  • Interoperability between systems
  • EHR usability from the physician side
  • Big data and what it means in Emergency Medicine

 

Cost:

Attendees pay no fee. ACEP has scheduled this event a day prior to ACEP Corporate Council. Event will be held at ACEP HQ in Dallas and is limited to 100 attendees/thought leaders through invitation only registration.  Contact for invitations:  Dhruv Sharma, dsharma@acep.org

Register Here 

 

 

ACEP Sponsored AMIA “10x10” Informatics Course: A Lesson in Informatics that Changed my Career

Carrie Baker, DO, FACEP

 

During the 2016 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) “10x10 (“ten by ten”)” course offered by Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in conjunction with ACEP, my life changed forever.  I became friends with other like-minded Emergency Docs who are using informatics to improve healthcare.  One researches mHealth, while another physician informaticist studies portable cardiac monitoring.  We chatted on the class forums and discussed topics such as Interoperability, Clinical Decision Support, Security and Data Analytics.  These forums took place online.  Our 10x10 class met for the final session at the ACEP16 Scientific Assembly.  We decided to have breakfast together the next day to continue the dialogue. 

 

At the time, I had no idea how much taking this class would change my life trajectory.  Dr. Jeff Nielson, one of the professors for the class, encouraged me to run for office for the ACEP Informatics Section.  I found myself at the Section meeting standing in a room of Informatics leaders announcing my desire to run.  I offered my services as the Newsletter Editor.  And thanks to the support  of the Section Chair Dr. Jason Shapiro and the crowd, I was appointed. 

 

I fumbled through my first meetings on the phone with the section leadership.  But they were kind and forgiving.  They actively included me in their dialogues and introduced me to interesting leaders in the field of Informatics.  Now, I look forward to our biweekly meetings on the phone with the people across the country who are my mentors and friends.  I love discussing politics within the field of Informatics as well as new ideas.  I have made many connections with Clinical Informatics Fellowship Directors, researchers and thought leaders.

 

After the 10x10 class, I decided to take a few more classes from the online program at OHSU.  I applied for the Graduate Certificate.  After that, I continued my studies and will finish my Master of Biomedical Informatics this fall.  

 

Everything I learned added value to my work in informatics. My healthcare network hired me to work with the IS department on a new project as a physician builder.  Subsequently, my hospital system offered me a position as the Director of Graduate Medical Education Research and Medical Informatics.  I could not have accomplished these things without the 10x10 course.

 

Education in informatics enables clinicians to understand how software works behind the scenes in order to make improvements.  It emphasizes ethical data science.  Project management tools assist the clinical informaticist in the successful execution of measurable changes.  Informatics education incorporates quality improvement and organizational leadership training.  Scientific writing and research design courses teach clinical informaticists to apply this knowledge to the research realm.  Leaders in the field such as NLM and Clinical Informatics Fellows take these courses, and so can you.

 

The ACEP and AMIA 10x10 course changed my life, literally.

 

You can experience the life altering class, too.

 

https://www.amia.org/amia10x10/ohsu-acep

 

 

 

Educational Resources & Webinars

If you’re new to informatics, or a veteran looking to stay sharp, there’s plenty to learn. Follow the link for high-quality lectures from Emergency Medicine informaticists.

Grand Rounds Webinars

 

 

Policy Updates

MACRA and MIPS aim to simplify quality reporting – but it’s still plenty confusing. Fortunately, ACEP is on the case, with the new CEDR registry.

Federal Policy News

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