Perfect. Another board exam to take.
The American Board of Medical Specialties, or ABMS, recently approved the creation of a subspecialty certification in clinical informatics. The new subspecialty is co-sponsored by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Pathology, and certification in the subspecialty will be available to diplomates of all ABMS member boards.
According to a Sept. 22 press release from the American Medical Informatics Association, "The role of the clinical informatician is to use his/her knowledge of patient care in combination with an understanding of informatics concepts, methods, and tools to
- assess information and knowledge-based needs of health care professionals and patients;
- characterize, evaluate, and refine clinical processes;
- develop, implement, and refine clinical decision support systems; and
- lead or participate in the procurement, customization, development, implementation, management, evaluation, and continuous improvement of clinical information systems, such as electronic health records and order-entry systems."
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