The Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is one of 27 academic departments in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). The DMICE programs are recognized internationally for their accomplishment and innovation.


The Biomedical Informatics program welcomes prospective students interested in our graduate program to learn more about our specialized tracks in clinical informatics, and bioinformatics & computational biology. 

Program Information and How to Apply

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The Health Informatics accreditor of OHSU's Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The  accreditation for masters degree in health informatics has been reaffirmed through 2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

Congratulations Dr. Bill Hersh: Winner of HIMSS Oregon Lifetime Achievement Award

On June 1, 2023, our own Bill Hersh won the inaugural HIMSS Oregon Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award for vision and leadership in healthcare technology and informatics.  He was described as true pioneer in the field of informatics.

Check out OHSU Awards here.

Bill Hersh and HIMSS board member Laura Kreofsky, MHA, MBA, PMP
Bill Hersh, MD receives award from HIMSS director Laura Kreofsky, MHA, MBA, PMP

Clinical Informatics Fellowship Webinar Monday June 12, 2023

Interested in applying for the best clinical informatics fellowship in the US? Join us on June 12 for the webinar and get all the information. RSVP here:

OHSU DMICE Clinical Informatics Fellowship Webinar Sign up

Upcoming Events

DMICE Informatics Conference
Please contact Lynne Schwabe by email for WebEx links.

Thursday, June 15, 2023
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Pacific)

In-Person – BICC 124
Virtual:  WebEx Info (see above)

Please join DMICE for a guest presentation by:

Daniel Z. Sands, MD, MPH, FACP, FACMI
Co-Founder and Chief Advocacy Officer,
Society for Participatory Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

Title: The Future of Healthcare is Participatory; Informatics Plays a Supporting Role

Dr. Danny Sands is passionate about healthcare transformation. A practicing physician with training and experience in clinical informatics, Dr. Sands has worked in a variety of capacities in the healthcare IT industry for over 25 years. He spent almost 14 years doing clinical informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he developed and implemented innovative systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement, including clinical decision support systems, an EHR, and one of the nation’s first patient portals. This was followed by leadership positions including Cisco, Zix Corporation, and others.
Dr. Sands is the recipient of numerous healthcare honors, including recognition in 2009 by HealthLeaders Magazine as one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.” He is the co-author, with e-Patient Dave deBronkart, of Let Patients Help.
Dr. Sands has earned degrees from Brown University, Ohio State University, Harvard School of Public Health, and trained at Boston City Hospital and Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, where he trained in medical informatics.
Dr. Sands holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and maintains a primary care practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in which he makes extensive use of health IT—much of which he helped to introduce. In addition to practicing, Dr. Sands is currently the chief medical officer of WKD.SMRT, and is a co-founder and the chief advocacy officer of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He is a popular speaker and consultant, blogs at and tweets as @DrDannySands.

Previous DMICE Seminars available here.

OHSU Events

Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) Diversity Activities

Please have a look at the diversity web pages listed here:

OHSU School of Medicine Diversity Webpage

OHSU Center for Diversity Webpage

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