Physician information-technology specialists, whose numbers are growing, will be attending a boot camp this week at the Physician-Computer Connection Symposium, the annual convention of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems in Ojai, Calif.
The new three-day training program for physicians hoping to become chief medical information officers or healthcare chief information officers started Sunday. It is a joint project of AMDIS and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
“You would have been strung up just a couple of years ago saying the CMIO is going to take the CIO's job,” said Dr. William Bria, AMDIS' president. “The reality is that a number of our colleagues are now moving into these positions.”
The training program faculty includes Bria and Russell Branzell, CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.