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Abstract: Informatics literature and workforce assessments confirm a numeric workforce shortage within clinical informatics (CI). Despite adequate numbers of people seeking employment, every major US industry is experiencing deficiencies in roles that require advanced technical and analytics proficiencies. This suggests that CI and other industries have a deficiency in competency, not number. We conducted a statewide workforce survey to assess the community need, understanding, current makeup, organizational desire to support, and the desired training competencies for our state’s CI workforce. Our state survey findings are summarized along with national and international CI literature. Finally, we propose a curriculum model that combines the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Foundational Domains for Clinical Informatics with the expected competencies from our survey and healthcare maturity models.

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Thomas Powell (Presenter)
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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