Clinical technician with anesthesiologist in the anesthesia simulation center

Clinical informatics is the subspecialty of all medical specialties that transforms health care by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems to improve patient care, enhance access to care, advance individual and population health outcomes, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship.

Physicians who practice clinical informatics draw from the broader field of biomedical and health information technology (IT) as they apply informatics methods, concepts, and tools to the practice of medicine. Thus, they must understand the culture, boundaries, and complexities of the field. Further, the stakeholders, structures, and processes that constitute the health system affect the information and knowledge needs of health care professionals and influence the selection and implementation of clinical information processes and systems.

Mission Statement

To train clinicians from all specialties in the art and science of clinical informatics to be compassionate and effective leaders in the field.

Program Aims

1) The primary site is a large medical center offering experiences from primary care to complex quaternary services

2) The program will leverage its rural environment to encourage thinking surrounding care challenges and leveraging technology in rural settings

3) Fellows will be trained to become electronic health record physician builders with the opportunity to build new informatics solutions in the test environment and partner with analysts to move them to production

4) Fellows will be provided ample time to develop a clinical project and research portfolio where they perform their own data analysis with a publication expectation at the end of the fellowship

5) Our medical center provides a collaborative environment with computer and data scientists to enable the fellow to have the necessary resources needed to be a successful informatician

6) Fellows will have rotations with direct interactions with hospital leaders including the Chief information and Chief Medical Information Officer

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Tiff Webber, MFA
Clinical Informatics Anesthesia Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Anesthesia
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
6546 John W. Colloton Pavilion (JCP)
Iowa City, IA 52242