About the Program


The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Nationwide Children’s Hospital Clinical Informatics Fellowship is a ACGME-accredited, two-year program designed to train the next generation of clinical informaticists and healthcare informatics leaders. Our unique program combines robust educational and hands-on training experiences at both a world-renown academic medical center and one of the largest freestanding children's hospitals in the country. The goal of the program is to provide our graduates with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to be successful practitioners in the field of clinical informatics as well as future leaders in health care organizations, academic medical centers, government and industry.

There is no single skill set we seek in our trainees since clinical informatics is a subject area and discipline that is integrated across all aspects of our healthcare system. All fellowship candidates must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency and be board-eligible or board-certified in a primary medical or surgical specialty.

Curriculum and Activities

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to provide our fellows with working knowledge of the primary health information technologies, workflows and methods used within the clinical setting across the continuum of patient care and related administrative activities. The fellow will work with clinicians, ancillary staff, technologists, administrative leaders and specific subject matter experts in each area of focus, from both The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to understand key concepts and to help identify informatics challenges and opportunities for improvement through a combination of didactics, hands-on learning activities and guided explorations.

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Activities


A variety of robust, hands-on learning activities during the two-year program will expose the fellow to a wide range of topics, including:
  • Clinical documentation
  • Orders management
  • Clinical decision support
  • Population health management
  • Quality improvement and patient safety
  • Information privacy and security
  • Revenue cycle and health finance
  • Data reporting and analytics
  • Systems infrastructure and interoperability
  • Change and project management
  • User education and training
  • User support and customer service

Learning Opportunities

Courses and learning opportunities

The fellow will also attend the following graduate level courses at The Ohio State University Department of Biomedical Informatics:

Fellows can opt to receive course credit towards a certificate upon completion, or pursue additional coursework leading to a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Informatics.

Fellows will also receive training and vendor certification in the use and configuration of our electronic health record system. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have both deployed the Epic EHR platform across their institutions, each with its own separate installation. This provides our fellows with the unique opportunity to compare and contrast how identical tools can be manipulated and utilized in different ways for a multitude of patient care, quality improvement and research activities.

Additional didactic programs round out the fellow’s experience during their two years, including:
  • Journal clubs in clinical informatics, biomedical informatics and data science
  • On-site, regional and national conferences
  • Human subjects research and IRB training
  • Introductions to SQL, biostatistics, programming, HL7 and website design

Clinical Practice

Clinical Practice

First and foremost, clinical informaticists are clinicians. As such, we expect our fellows to maintain their clinical skills and board eligibility/certification in their primary clinical specialty through direct patient care activities. The program will work with the fellow to arrange appropriate patient care opportunities at either The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center or Nationwide Children’s Hospital. All clinical activities must comply with ACGME duty hour restrictions and institutional policies. If eligible to practice independently, fellows may receive additional moonlighting compensation for their direct patient care activities.

Application Process

Application Process

Applications are accepted between June and October through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) and interviews are held on a rolling basis after July 15th. Clinical informatics fellowship programs do not currently participate in NRMP (National Resident Match Program). Instead, all programs participate in a coordinated match process that occurs in mid-December for the following academic year.

ERAS 2019 Fellowship Application Timeline



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About Columbus

 

For questions, please contact:

Whitney Brumley
Program Coordinator
Whitney.Brumley@osumc.edu
614-293-0669

Virginia Luzadder
virginia.luzadder@osumc.edu
614-685-9995

Fellowship Faculty

HoffmanJeffreyFPL

Jeffrey Hoffman, MD

Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship Chief Medical Information Officer, Nationwide Children's Hospital Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division Chief of Clinical Informatics   Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
RiserMilisa

Milisa Rizer, MD, MPH

Chief Clinical Information Officer, OSUWMC Professor, Department of Clinical Family Medicine   Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
NussKathrynFPL

Kathryn E. Nuss, MD

Site Director and Associate Program Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Clinical Informatics and Emergency Medicine   Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
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Courtney L. Hebert, MD

Associate Program Director, OSUWMC Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
ChandawarkarAartiFPL

Aarti Chandawarkar, MD

Associate Program Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Clinical Informatics and Primary Care Pediatrics   Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
ChaparroJuanFPL

Juan Chaparro, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Clinical Informatics and Infectious Diseases
RustLauraFPL

Laura Rust, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Clinical Informatics and Emergency Medicine  Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Clinical informatics fellows

Clinical informatics fellows

Jennifer Lee, MD

Dr. Jennifer Lee received her medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown and went on to complete her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science center at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital/St. Judes Children's Hospital in Memphis. Dr. Lee then spent a year as the administrative Chief Resident before completing a Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at Le Bonheur Children's as well.

Samuel Yang, MD

Dr. Samuel Yang studied electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He obtained a masters in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and went on to design and build data infrastructure and advanced algorithms for software systems in the fields of transportation and speech recognition.  He made a shift to medicine after completing a post-baccalaureate program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and completing medical school at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where he was elected by his classmates to the Gold Humanism Honor Society.  He recently completed the residency program at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.  He is interested in clinical applications of data visualization, speech recognition, natural language processing, and patient digital engagement.

Former Fellows

Cory Hussain - Clinical Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Patient Safety and Quality - Denver Health

Nasser Aljehani - Associate Chief Medical Information Office - King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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