Clinical Informatics Fellowship
The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine is one of a few in the country to offer a Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program. This Fellowship is a two-year training program designed to create outstanding active clinical leaders with expertise in health information technology. The graduate will master the knowledge and have the skills to transform the practice of emergency medicine by analyzing, designing, implementing and evaluating information systems to improve patient care and enhance clinician productivity.
The fellow will gain exposure to many facets of the world of medical informatics, learn about electronic health records and work closely with the information technology team at Banner - University Medicine to maintain the current systems and explore opportunities for improvement. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with Banner’s two emergency departments, with a combined number of approximately 120,000 patient visits annually, a Level 1 trauma center, three residency programs and robust fellowship programs in Critical Care, EMS, Emergency Ultrasound, Toxicology, Sports Medicine and Academic Research. There is active involvement in a number of research projects through the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center and the ScholarQuest resident research program.
The fellow will gain a well-rounded education in medical informatics and how it applies to the everyday work environment. This will be accomplished by a combination of formal coursework, clinical practice, research experience, and mentored clinical systems projects. The core content includes four major categories: fundamentals, clinical decision making and care process improvement, health information systems and leadership and management of change.