Clinical medicine and biomedical research are increasingly information dense activities. There is a rapidly accelerating and now federally driven movement toward the rapid and widespread adoption of electronic medical records and e-portability of health information. The biomedical informatics (BMI) theme integrates academic and clinical experiences to develop a new generation of clinicians with enhanced informatics competencies. The College of Medicine – Phoenix graduates will be well prepared to become leaders in their fields, incorporating the principles and practice of biomedical informatics and offering higher value patient care more universally than ever before.
Recognizing that the essence of the physician’s effectiveness in the future will flow in large part from information management and mastery, this aim is accomplished by a highly innovative curricular Theme which includes:
- Case-based learning experiences by transdisciplinary interprofessional teams which foster rich clinician computing and informatics specialist interaction and collaboration.
- Dynamically supported evidence-based medical training, teaching and practice through creation of unique synergies among Valley of the Sun hospitals, health care providers and the biomedical industry.
- Utilizing information systems creatively and dynamically to support training, practice and research.
Ali Al Yaqoobi, MD, FACP