Core informatics competencies for clinical and translational scientists: What do our customers and collaborators need to know?

Annette L. Valenta, Emma A. Meagher, Umberto Tachinardi, Justin B Starren*

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Abstract

Since the inception of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program in 2006, leaders in education across CTSA sites have been developing and updating core competencies for Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) trainees. By 2009, 14 competency domains, including biomedical informatics, had been identified and published. Since that time, the evolution of the CTSA program, changes in the practice of CTS, the rapid adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), the growth of biomedical informatics, the explosion of big data, and the realization that some of the competencies had proven to be difficult to apply in practice have made it clear that the competencies should be updated. This paper describes the process undertaken and puts forth a new set of competencies that has been recently endorsed by the Clinical Research Informatics Workgroup of AMIA. In addition to providing context and background for the current version of the competencies, we hope this will serve as a model for revision of competencies over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)835-839
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2016

Keywords

  • Education
  • Graduate
  • Informatics
  • Professional competence
  • Translational medical research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics

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