Let me start with publishing, where I have been invited to make some commentaries on various aspects of informatics. One of these was a contribution to a series of commentaries on the HITECH program in the prestigious journal Nature. (Subscription required for HTML and PDF versions.)
Another was an invitation to write an editorial accompanying a study on the development of registries in chronic kidney disease in the journal, Clinical Journal of the American Society for Nephrology (subscription required).
I have also be invited to talk on panels at a couple of high-profile meetings. One talk was on a panel at the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference (February 7-8, Washington, DC). The panel was focused on workforce issues, with speakers addressing different aspects of the healthcare workforce issue. Naturally I was invited to speak on informatics issues, describing the ONC Health IT Workforce Program as well as informatics competencies for modern healthcare professionals (slides).
Another talk is on a panel at this week's HIMSS Annual Conference on the ONC Health IT Workforce Program. I will speak about the Health IT Curriculum Development Centers Program (slides). OHSU serves not only as one of the five Curriculum Development Centers but also the National Training & Dissemination Center tasked with disseminating the curricular materials via a Web site and training community college faculty in their use.
I am also pleased to report that the Informatics Professor blog has been recognized by three sites that rate blogs:
- Top Professors of Math & Science Blogs
- Forty-Six Health Care Blogs for Professionals
- 50 Resources for Students Attending Online Health Information Schools