The Clinical Informatics Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center provides hands-on, real-world experience in the practice of clinical informatics at a large, nationally ranked children's hospital. Fellows will participate in didactics with subject matter experts and have the opportunity to obtain additional training in biomedical informatics, clinical and translational research, and quality improvement through supported coursework. Fellows will spend time embedded with leaders in clinical operations, information systems, quality improvement, and safety as they learn and apply clinical informatics competencies to real world problems.

Identity Statement

We are a clinical informatics training program driven to develop the next generation of leaders in the application of information and technology solutions for patient care, quality improvement, safety, and research integrated into a highly collaborative and innovative leading pediatric academic medical center.

Core Values

  1. We promote an approach to clinical informatics that is collaborative, interdisciplinary, and clinically integrated.
  2. We strive to be a training program that is flexible and customizable based on a trainee’s strengths and interests while providing a foundation to become a leader in the field.
  3. We seek to realize the organizational mission of improving child health outcomes by leveraging information to become a data-driven, reliable learning health system.
  4. We recognize the critical importance of developing a talented pipeline of trainees in clinical informatics with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests.
  5. We build upon organizational excellence in quality improvement and clinical operations to enhance our training program.

Curriculum at a Glance

Fellows will work with program leadership to develop an individualized curriculum to meet their career goals. There are opportunities for elective experiences throughout the two years of fellowship.

Fellows will spend 20% of their time working clinically in their specialty. The program will work with the fellow to identify appropriate clinical opportunities.

The first year provides fellows with foundational knowledge and experience across the breadth of clinical informatics. Rotations are organized into three-month blocks to allow for longitudinal participation in informatics work.

  • Block 1: Inpatient Informatics and Clinical Decision Support. Fellows will be imbedded with an inpatient information services team and learn how to make changes in the electronic health record, including the design and evaluation of clinical decision support tools.
  • Block 2: Data and Leadership. Fellows will gain experience with data analytics and reporting and participate in institutional data governance. Fellows will also spend time working alongside operational and information services leaders to learn about leadership and program management principles.
  • Block 3: Ambulatory Informatics and Information Systems. Fellows will be imbedded with an ambulatory information services team and learn about the information systems that support the broader health enterprise, including imaging and pathology.
  • Block 4: Quality and Innovation. Fellows will learn the principles of quality improvement and change management. Fellows will also work with our digital health team to learn about innovative applications of technologies and data integration.

The second year includes training in population health and artificial intelligence / machine learning. The focus of the second year is for fellows to hone their research skills, explore career options, and complete an academic work product.