Saturday, August 4, 2012
Accolades for the Informatics Professor: Update
As readers of this blog know, I periodically point to other places on the Web where the Informatics Professor has been mentioned or honored. One recent accolade is an article in the magazine, For the Record, describing the recent update to the ONC Health IT Curriculum. I also wrote another article myself for HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insights, a perspective piece about the entire ONC Health IT Workforce Program.
Another accolade is being asked to serve on the (get ready for a mouthful!) Workforce Subgroup of the Certification and Adoption Workgroup of the ONC Health IT Policy Committee. The Health IT Policy Committee sets policy for ONC initiatives, including implementation of meaningful use. The Certification and Adoption Workgroup is tasked with making recommendations "on issues related to the adoption of certified electronic health records that support meaningful use, including issues related to certification, health information extension centers and workforce training." The Workforce Subgroup on which I will be serving is tasked with making "recommendations to the Health IT Policy Committee on ways to provide health IT education to all health care workers."
An additional accolade I have received is being elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatimusicology (ACMImimi). This honor is bestowed upon those who "see the perfect harmony found in combining healthcare, information technology and music" and manifest it by performing music in a public setting, in my case a recent rendition of some Neil Young songs at the National Library of Medicine Trainees meeting in Madison, Wisconsin on June 26, 2012.
ACMImimi is run by Ross Martin, MD, MHA, an accomplished informatician in many ways, but perhaps most distinctive by his making informatics concepts, especially the HITECH program, accessible via music. I have steered students in recent years to some of his most entertaining and educational pieces:
HITECH: An Interoperetta in Three Acts
The Meaningful Yoose Rap