2019 OHSU Annual Update in Clinical Informatics

Online continuing education from the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology

This is the first offering in the OHSU Annual Update in Clinical Informatics, a continuing education activity that will be offered annually. Each year, a selection of important topics will be covered to provide an update for all clinical informatics professionals. For physicians, the course will provide continuing medical education (CME) credit. For physicians certified in the clinical informatics subspecialty, the course will provide MOC-II/LLSA credits.

Activity fee

For those seeking ONLY the course Certificate of Completion - $125

For clinicians seeking continuing medical education (CME) credit - $250

For physicians seeking CME and Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) credits towards the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) Maintenance of Certification Part II (MOC-II) requirements for the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty - $250

Course information

The 2019 annual update consists of 7 modules that are estimated to take a total of 8 hours to complete. The learning activity is completely online, and consists of lectures and self-assessment quizzes. The topics for the 2019 annual update were selected by DMICE faculty. Topics for future annual updates will be chosen with input from those who completed previous annual update courses.


The OHSU course faculty include:    

  • William Hersh, MD, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
  • Vishnu Mohan, MD, MBI, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
  • Joan Ash, PhD, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
  • Paul Gorman, MD, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
  • Dana Womack, PhD, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
  • Cheri Warrren, MS, BSN, OHSU Clinical Informatics

Learning objectives and topics

After taking this learning activity, health IT professionals will be able to (1) be aware of current advances in clinical informatics; (2) apply these advances to their professional practice; and (3) meet required competencies that are related to the domain of clinical informatics in the practice of their profession.

The activity will consist of talks given by DMICE faculty that will focus on recent developments in biomedical informatics. The activity will be hosted on OHSU’s Sakai learning management system as enduring learning material. Once learners enroll in the activity, they will have access to Sakai and be able to complete the activity and evaluations at their own pace. Each talk will be accompanied by a post-talk quiz (multiple choice), and learners will also need to complete a course evaluation at the end of their learning. To receive a certificate, the course activities and course evaluation must be completed by June 30, 2020.

The topics covered in this year’s offering of the course include:

  • Operational Clinical Informatics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Clinical Research Informatics
  • Informatics Education
  • Nursing Informatics

Registration and enrollment

Registration for course will open on July 15, 2019. 

Registration is a two-step process: learners will first register via a web link and then transfer to another website to pay for the course.  Course access instructions will be emailed to learners after completing the registration process.

Visa, MasterCard and American Express are the only credit cards accepted.

OHSU Annual Update In Clinical Informatics Registration and Payment

After registration, participants will be sent login information to the OHSU Sakai Learning Management System. After completing all of the modules and the self-assessment quizzes, each participant will need to complete the evaluation form, and will then be sent a PDF Certificate of Completion via email. Clinicians who wish to get continuing medical education credits will additionally be sent certifications for CME.  We will send information on physicians who have successfully achieved Clinical Informatics MOC-II credits to the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).

Within the Sakai system, each module will provide an overview of learning objectives, one or more lecture segments (in MP4 format, viewable on both computers and mobile devices), optional additional materials, and a self-assessment quiz of 5-10 multiple-choice questions. (Those seeking CME or MOC-II credit must achieve a correct rate of 70% to pass. Each quiz can be taken up to 5 times.)


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Your registration is not complete until payment for the course is submitted. You will be directed to pay for the course once you submit your registration form. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.

Once you have registered, please allow up to 2 business days for your registration to be processed and to receive an email with login details for the course.

Privacy and Security

Your information is completely private and secure and will not be stored on our servers or used for any other purpose other than what is explicitly stated here. Once you give us the details of your registration, you will be taken to a secure payment processing site where you can enter your credit card information to complete your registration. OHSU does not save or have access to your information and may not use it for any other purpose.

Customer Service

Email: ilgan@ohsu.edu

Customer Service Address:
United States of America
Department of Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, BICC 504
Portland, OR 97239


OHSU School of Medicine continuing medical education credit


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


OHSU School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of certification credit for board certified clinical informatics physicians

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 8 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements for Clinical Informatics.

Faculty disclosures

Vishnu Mohan MD has nothing to disclose.
William Hersh MD has received research funding from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals that is not a conflict of interest.
Joan Ash PhD has nothing to disclose.

Paul Gorman MD has nothing to disclose.
Dana Womack PhD has nothing to disclose.

Cheri Warrren MS BSN has nothing to disclose.