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What is clinical informatics?

Clinical informatics is the application of informatics and information technology to deliver health care services. Clinical informaticians transform health care by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship. 

Message from the Program Director

The Clinical Informatics Fellowship at UMass Chan Medical School is a two year, ACGME-accredited program. The program is sponsored by the Department of Medicine, however, we welcome and consider applicants from any specialty who have completed, or will complete, an accredited residency program. We also welcome applicants who have been working as clinicians or clinical researchers. Our core faculty have years of experience with both applied clinical and academic informatics. The Epic electronic health record at UMass Memorial Health has over 2.6 million unique patients in the system and that continues to expand as our health system enlarges.

Stephen Erban, MD, MPH

Chief, Section of Clinical Informatics
Division of Health Systems Science, Dept. of Medicine
Program Director, Fellowship in Clinical Informatics
UMass Chan Medical School & UMass Memorial Medical Center
Phone: 774-442-4107

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