Clinical Informatics Fellowship

(ACGME approval pending)

We are seeking outstanding applicants for a two-year University of Minnesota Clinical Informatics Fellowship in the Twin Cities. The program is open to graduates of residency programs in any specialty. Fellows in the two-year clinical informatics fellowship program at the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health will benefit from unique interdisciplinary support through the University's clinical partnership with M Health Fairview and the Minneapolis Veterans administration; strong informatics academics working with faculty and education and research programs in the Institute for Health Informatics; and embedded health system research and quality improvement enabled with data, technology, and innovation. Upon program completion, graduates will be equipped to pass the clinical informatics board exam with an excellent foundation in the field. Importantly, graduates of the program will also be highly competitive for employment in physician clinical informatics positions including leadership positions within health systems and industry.

The curriculum includes direct, hands-on experience in these vital areas:

  • Cyber security and privacy
  • Clinical documentation
  • Data governance and data literacy
  • Electronic health records teams including orders, ambulatory, surgery, revenue cycle, and inpatient
  • Healthcare leadership including shadowing and mentoring experiences
  • Interoperability, data warehouse, and other data technology
  • Information technology operations including help desk and service management, networking and other infrastructure functions, and training and support team
  • Patient-facing technologies and virtual care
  • Population health technology and analytics

Training

Your training will include clinical rotations within the M Health Fairview system, with the primary teaching site at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and the Minneapolis VA Healthcare system.

Rotation Sites

Rotations include operational informatics competencies, research, and quality improvement projects. Rotation sites include the following:

M Health Fairview System Rotation

Fellows complete 14, four to eight-week rotations with various teams that function within the M Health Fairview (Fairview Health Services Information Technology) Team. The University of Minnesota Medical Center, with the broader M Health Fairview Health System (Fairview Health Systems and University of Minnesota Physicians with 10 hospitals, over 70 clinics, and post-acute services), is the primary site where rotations occur. Note that while the primary teaching site for these rotations is University of Minnesota Medical Center, fellows will rotate to other office or clinical locations as needed, with the primary building for Fairview Health Services Information Technology being located at Stinson 323. See Program Curriculum for further details on rotations.

Veterans Affairs Health System Rotation

Fellows complete three, four-week rotations focused on analytics, Cerner Inpatient, and Cerner Ambulatory & Reporting at the VA hospital in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis VA Healthcare System provides a contrasting clinical experience with its veteran population. It also uses a different electronic health record system and connects with national VA initiatives.

Elective Time

Fellows complete five, four-week rotations focused on self-designated clinical informatics focuses. Elective rotations must be completed at a funded site and can be used towards a research or quality improvement project.

Benefits

Benefits include an annual paid stipend, business expense allowance, PTO, parental leave (and others), insurance, FSA, retirement plan, and moving expense reimbursement. Contact the program coordinator for details.

Contact

Mailing Address
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 381
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD
Program Director
gmelton@umn.edu

Terrence Adam, RPh, MS, MD, PhD
Associate Program Director
adamx004@umn.edu

Harriet Sands, MA
Program Coordinator
hdsands@umn.edu
612-624-6998

Office Address
6-240 Phillips-Wangensteen Building
516 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455