Online continuing education from the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
The 2nd OHSU Annual Update in Clinical Informatics 2020-2021, a continuing education activity, is now available. Each year, a selection of important topics is covered to provide an update for clinical informatics informatics and others interested in the field. For physicians, the course provides continuing medical education (CME) credit. For physicians certified in the clinical informatics subspecialty and several other clinical specialties (see list below), the course provides MOC-II/LLSA credits.
The course will launch on November 2, 2020 and will be available on OHSU's online learning platform (Sakai) as a virtual course featuring enduring material. Course activities and course evaluation must be completed by August 31, 2021. No CME / MOC credit will be available after August 31, 2021.
- 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
The annual update consists of 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 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
- Richard Gibson, MD, PhD, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
- Homer Chin, MD, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
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.
The topics covered in this year’s offering of the course include:
- Operational Clinical Informatics
- Organizational Behavior - People and Organizational Issues in Informatics
- Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
- Informatics Education
- COVID-19 and Informatics
- Patient Empowerment and Access to the EHR
- Personal Health Records
Registration and enrollment
Registration for the 2020 course will open soon.
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.
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.)
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 Address:
DBA –OHSU DMICE
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
OHSU School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Credit
Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit: 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.
MOC II credit
For physicians certified in the clinical informatics subspecialty and multiple other clinical specialties (see list below), the course will provide MOC-II/LLSA credits. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:
- 8.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
- 8.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
- 8.0 MOC points in the American Board of Ophthalmology’s (ABO) Maintenance of Certification program.
- 8.0 Continuing Certification point in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC).
- 8.0 MOC point in the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.
- 8.0 Lifelong Learning (CME) point in the in the American Board of Pathology’s Continuing Certification program.
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for ABMS Member Boards:
ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
- Allergy and Immunology
- Family Medicine
- Medical Genetics and Genomics
- Nuclear Medicine
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Plastic Surgery
- Preventive Medicine
- Psychiatry and Neurology
- Thoracic Surgery
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.
Joan Ash PhD has nothing to disclose.
Homer Chin MD has nothing to disclose.
Richard Gibson MD has nothing to disclose.
Paul Gorman MD has nothing to disclose.
William Hersh MD has received research funding from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals that is not a conflict of interest.
Vishnu Mohan MD has nothing to disclose.