By William Hersh MD – My recent posting describing my updated study of the health IT workforce shows that this is a great time to work in operational health IT and informatics settings.Read More
Informatics and Analytics
By William Hersh MD – Exactly 20 years ago, I organized a panel at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium that attracted so large an audience that the crowd spilled out of the room into the hallway.
By William Hersh MD – A new analysis of the healthcare IT workforce indicates that as hospitals and health systems continue to adopt EHRs and other forms of IT, as many as 19,852 to 153,114 more full-time equivalent personnel may be required.
By Kurt Waltenbaugh – Consider that 60% of overall health is determined by socioeconomic and behavioral determinants, but make up just 4% of the national health budget. Conversely, just 10% of an individual’s overall health is determined by medical needs, yet approximately 88% of US healthcare spending goes towards patient care.
By William Hersh – Not infrequently, I receive emails asking about or even expressing confusion about the various informatics educational programs and products of Oregon Health & Science University.
By William Hersh MD – The year 2016 has been a busy but fun year of personal achievements. Many of the notable accomplishments involved giving talks, both in person and online, and around the country and the world.
By William Hersh MD – A common reason given for the establishment of clinical informatics as a physician subspecialty is the recognition of the growing role of physicians who work in informatics professionally, particularly in operational clinical settings.
By William Hersh – While the clinical informatics physician subspecialty has been an excellent way to recognize the value of the informatics profession, there are clearly many important other professionals in the informatics field who deserve the same professional recognition for their knowledge and skills in using data and information to improve health and healthcare.
By William Hersh MD – Earlier this month was graduation at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and I was proud to see 41 individuals listed in the program receiving Graduate Certificates as well as master’s and PhD degrees in biomedical informatics.