The chief clinical informatics officer (CCIO)

AMIA task force report on CCIO knowledge, education, and skillset requirements

Joseph Kannry, Patricia Sengstack, Thankam Paul Thyvalikakath, John Poikonen, Blackford Middleton, Thomas Payne, Christoph U. Lehmann

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Introduction: The emerging operational role of the “Chief Clinical Informatics Officer” (CCIO) remains heterogeneous with individuals deriving from a variety of clinical settings and backgrounds. The CCIO is defined in title, responsibility, and scope of practice by local organizations. The term encompasses the more commonly used Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) and Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (CNIO) as well as the rarely used Chief Pharmacy Informatics Officer (CPIO) and Chief Dental Informatics Officer (CDIO). Background: The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) identified a need to better delineate the knowledge, education, skillsets, and operational scope of the CCIO in an attempt to address the challenges surrounding the professional development and the hiring processes of CCIOs. Discussion: An AMIA task force developed knowledge, education, and operational skillset recommendations for CCIOs focusing on the common core aspect and describing individual differences based on Clinical Informatics focus. The task force concluded that while the role of the CCIO currently is diverse, a growing body of Clinical Informatics and increasing certification efforts are resulting in increased homogeneity. The task force advised that 1.) To achieve a predictable and desirable skillset, the CCIO must complete clearly defined and specified Clinical Informatics education and training. 2.) Future education and training must reflect the changing body of knowledge and must be guided by changing day-to-day informatics challenges. Conclusion: A better defined and specified education and skillset for all CCIO positions will motivate the CCIO workforce and empower them to perform the job of a 21st century CCIO. Formally educated and trained CCIOs will provide a competitive advantage to their respective enterprise by fully utilizing the power of Informatics science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-176
Number of pages34
JournalApplied Clinical Informatics
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 16 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Medical Informatics
American Medical Association
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Nursing
Dental Informatics
Nursing Informatics
Industry
Certification
Individuality

Keywords

  • Curriculum/standards
  • Dental education graduate
  • Fellowships and scholarships/standards
  • Medical education
  • Medical graduate
  • Medical informatics/education
  • Nursing education graduate
  • Nursing education post graduate
  • Pharmacy education graduate

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  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Information Management

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Kannry, J., Sengstack, P., Thyvalikakath, T. P., Poikonen, J., Middleton, B., Payne, T., & Lehmann, C. U. (2016). The chief clinical informatics officer (CCIO): AMIA task force report on CCIO knowledge, education, and skillset requirements. Applied Clinical Informatics, 7(1), 143-176. https://doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2015-12-R-0174

The chief clinical informatics officer (CCIO) : AMIA task force report on CCIO knowledge, education, and skillset requirements. / Kannry, Joseph; Sengstack, Patricia; Thyvalikakath, Thankam Paul; Poikonen, John; Middleton, Blackford; Payne, Thomas; Lehmann, Christoph U.

In: Applied Clinical Informatics, Vol. 7, No. 1, 16.03.2016, p. 143-176.

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Kannry, J, Sengstack, P, Thyvalikakath, TP, Poikonen, J, Middleton, B, Payne, T & Lehmann, CU 2016, 'The chief clinical informatics officer (CCIO): AMIA task force report on CCIO knowledge, education, and skillset requirements', Applied Clinical Informatics, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 143-176. https://doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2015-12-R-0174
Kannry, Joseph ; Sengstack, Patricia ; Thyvalikakath, Thankam Paul ; Poikonen, John ; Middleton, Blackford ; Payne, Thomas ; Lehmann, Christoph U. / The chief clinical informatics officer (CCIO) : AMIA task force report on CCIO knowledge, education, and skillset requirements. In: Applied Clinical Informatics. 2016 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 143-176.
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