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Informatics Education in Healthcare

Lessons Learned

  • Eta S. Berner

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction to Lessons Learned

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eta S. Berner, Jacqueline A. Moss
      Pages 3-9
    3. Lorrinda Khan, Michael G. Dieter, Eta S. Berner, Annette L. Valenta
      Pages 11-23
  3. Training Informatics Specialists in the U.S.

  4. Informatics Education for Other Health Professionals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. H. Dominic J. Covvey
      Pages 123-134
    3. Margaret F. Schulte
      Pages 135-146
    4. Peter J. Embi, Philip R. O. Payne
      Pages 167-178
  5. Informatics Education Worldwide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. John H. Holmes, Jeffrey J. Williamson
      Pages 181-195
    3. Paula D. Otero, Caroline Perrin, Antoine Geissbuhler, Ngai-Tseung Cheung, Nawanan Theera-Ampornpunt, Kwok Chan Lun
      Pages 197-222
  6. Summary of Lessons Learned

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223

About this book


This book reviews and defines the current state of the art for informatics education in medicine and health care. This field has undergone considerable change as the field of informatics itself has evolved. Twenty years ago almost the only individuals involved in health care who had even heard the term “informatics” were those who identified themselves as medical or nursing informaticians.  Today, we have a variety of subfields of informatics including not just medical and nursing informatics, but informatics applied to specific health professions (such as dental or pharmacy informatics), as well as biomedical informatics, bioinformatics and public health informatics.

Informatics Education in Health Care addresses the broad range of informatics education programs available today.  The Editor and very experienced internationally recognized informatics educators who have contributed to this work have made the tacit knowledge explicit and shared some of the lessons they have learned. This book therefore represents the key reference for all involved in the informatics education whether they be trainers or trainees.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eta S. Berner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham,Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USABirminghamUSA

About the editors

Eta S. Berner, Ed.D., received her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently Professor of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is Co-Director of the Biomedical Informatics Component in the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and is co-chair of the national CTSA Informatics Key Function Operations Committee. She is also the founding Director of UAB’s new Center for Health Informatics for Patient Safety and Quality. Dr. Berner has been teaching in UAB’s Master of Science in Health Informatics Program for over 14 years and is Principal Investigator of one of five Curriculum Development Centers funded by the US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to develop a national curriculum for Health Information Technology. Dr. Berner is a Fellow of both the American College of Medical Informatics and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. She has published articles in leading journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Academic Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. She is the editor of a Springer book entitled Clinical Decision Support Systems: Theory and Practice (second edition, 2007). She has served on a variety of external review committees for federal grantees developing clinical decision support interventions. Dr. Berner has been a World Health Organization consultant, and has served in leadership positions nationally in the US in professional informatics and health professions educational organizations, most recently as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Berner is currently a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, the International Journal of Medical Informatics and the Journal of Healthcare Information Management.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Informatics Education in Healthcare
  • Book Subtitle Lessons Learned
  • Editors Eta S. Berner
  • Series Title Health Informatics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Health Informatics(formerly:Computers in Health Care)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-4077-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6984-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-4078-8
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 243
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
    Medical Education
    Health Economics
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