Saturday, February 19, 2011

Accolades for the Informatics Professor and His Blog

I have had the opportunity to publish and speak in some high-profile venues lately, and my blog and my book have received some honors. For the sake of the reader, however, I will roll all of my "bragging" into just this single post.

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:
Finally, I am honored to have my book reviewed by one of my favorite blogs, Keith Boone's Healthcare Standards blog. It turns out that Keith did some work in search earlier in his career and has some poignant things to say about my book (and my blog). I look forward to his book on Clinical Document Architecture due out this spring.

1 comment:

  1. I had the pleasure of hearing you speak today at HIMSS. Thank you so much for all you do!
    -Sarah Linz
    Lansing Community College