Health professionals' views of informatics education: findings from the AMIA 1999 spring conference

J Am Med Inform Assoc. Nov-Dec 2000;7(6):550-8. doi: 10.1136/jamia.2000.0070550.


Health care leaders emphasize the need to include information technology and informatics concepts in formal education programs, yet integration of informatics into health educational programs has progressed slowly. The AMIA 1999 Spring Congress was held to address informatics educational issues across health professions, including the educational needs in the various health professions, goals for health informatics education, and implementation strategies to achieve these goals. This paper presents the results from AMIA work groups focused on informatics education for non-informatics health professionals. In the categories of informatics needs, goals, and strategies, conference attendees suggested elements in these areas: educational responsibilities for faculty and students, organizational responsibilities, core computer skills and informatics knowledge, how to learn informatics skills, and resources required to implement educational strategies.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Computer User Training
  • Education, Professional / methods
  • Health Education
  • Health Personnel / education*
  • Medical Informatics / education*
  • Medical Informatics / trends
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Societies, Medical
  • United States