Emergency Medicine Track

Overview

The Emergency Medicine Track is a specialized track within the Clinical Informatics Training Program that is designed to create academic leaders in informatics and emergency medicine who will transform practice by analyzing, designing, implementing and evaluating information systems that improve all aspects of clinical care. Emergency physicians are often called upon to make critical decisions under significant time pressure and with limited information. Well-designed clinical computing systems can ease these pressures and improve the quality and efficiency of emergency care. 

Eligibility

The EM track is only open to candidates who have completed residency in emergency medicine and board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

EM specific Curriculum

In addition to the core curriculum of the Clinical Informatics training program, fellows in the EM track will supervise EM residents while working clinically in the ED, undertake formal coursework in research methodology, design and evaluate ED specific clinical applications, and undertake mentored research projects. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to assume a leadership role in academic informatics, leading system development efforts, and conducting independent research.

This training  program will help fellows:

  • Become an expert in all stages of the life-cycle of clinical information systems, including planning, development, implementation and support.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the health care environment and how the flow of information can affect clinical care as well as business processes.
  • Develop a comprehensive skillset to design highly usable interfaces and a deep understanding of how this affects clinical users and patient care.
  • Learn how to design, implement and report the results of a research study.
  • Learn how to develop and write a research grant.
  • Network and establish collaborative relationships with other informaticians on the local and national level.
  • Develop the skills to allow graduates to assume leadership roles at the departmental and hospital level.

Faculty

Larry A. Nathanson, MD
Director, Division of Emergency Medicine Informatics
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Steven Horng, MD MMSc FACEP
Associate Director, Multi-disciplinary Clinical Informatics Fellowship
Associate Director, Division of Emergency Medicine Informatics
Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Evan Leventhal, MD PhD
Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

David T. Chiu, MD MPH
Associate Residency Director, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program