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02/24/11  Portland, Ore.

Dr. HershWilliam Hersh, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, spoke at two national meetings in February.

One talk was on a panel at the Academy Health National Health Policy Conference on Feb. 7 in Washington, DC. The panel was focused on health care workforce issues, with speakers addressing different aspects of the problems and challenges. Dr. Hersh spoke about informatics issues, describing OHSU’s role in the national Health IT Workforce Program as well as informatics competencies for modern physicians and medical students.

Another talk was a panel at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 22. Dr. Hersh spoke about the Health IT Curriculum Development Centers Program, where 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.

HIMSS Video Discussions with Dr. Hersh

At the HIMSS meeting, Dr. Hersh was also interviewed by two media outlets. First, he talked with Modern Healthcare about meeting the healthcare industry's growing demand for an informatics-savvy workforce. Watch video

He also talked with CMIO Magazine with a focus about the role of formal informatics instruction for physicians. Watch video