Education

Harvard Medical Students can apply for rotation at DCI in this course ME530M.1 Clinical Informatics

Pharmacy students in the United States will be able to apply to an informatics internship for Summer 2022 (application form to open in January). Students need to be in ACPE-accredited school or college with an anticipated graduation of 2023 or 2024. Application form to open in January 2022. This can be combined with one or more Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) at their university.

United States Medical Students can apply to DCI Informatics Fellowship prorgam.

MIT Students can apply to work at DCI with MIT UROP program.

International Physicians can apply for a one or two year fellowship. There is a tuition and studens must be self funded from their institutions.

We occassionally take some unpaid interns if their educational interests are highly aligned with our current projects. Students will learn from our facuty and our international collaborators. Contact Ava Atkinson for more information at aatkinso@bidmc.harvard.edu

Pharmacy Clinical Informatics Internship

The goal of the Pharmacy Clinical Informatics Summer Internship Program is to develop future pharmacy leaders in informatics through exposure to population health and clinical informatics principles. It is open to currently enrolled Doctor of Pharmacy degree students in an ACPE-accredited school or college with anticipated graduation of 2023 or 2024. Application form to open in January 2022.

For more information from last year's program, click here. (page to be updated Jan 2022)

 

Clinical Informatics Training Program

The Division is home to the BIDMC Multidisciplinary Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program is a 2 year ACGME accredited training program. For over 50 years, the DCI training programs have trained leaders who will transform healthcare through the creative use of information and communication technology. Through real-world exposure to and participation within one of the world preeminent clinical computing system environments, our fellows learn how to assess needs of clinicians and patients, refine clinical processes, and design and implement clinical systems. Each fellow is expected to complete a capstone project that demonstrates their mastery of Clinical Informatics. Fellows may also consider obtaining a Masters in Biomedical Informatics, offered through the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School.

United States citizens and permanent residents can apply for stipend, tuition, and travel funds, typically for two- to three-year periods. These funded positions are supported by a training grant from the National Library of Medicine, NIH and are administered by the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI).  Fellows also work clinically in their specialty in collaboration with one of our participating clinical departments.

For more information, click here

See also our Former Informatics Fellows page.

 

Other Internship Programs

We have had in the past MIT UROP Internship opportunities, and some other undergraduate and high school intenrship opportunities for the following projects.

For more infomration contact Yuri Quintana, PhD, Chief of the the Division of Clinical Informaticd at yquintan@bidmc.harvard.edu

InfoSAGE Projects

InfoSAGE (http://www.infosagehealth.org), short for 'Information Sharing Across Generations,' is an innovative web and mobile application created to help families coordinate the care of older adults. The program was created by researchers at the Division of Clinical Informatics (http://www.hmfpinformatics.org) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. InfoSAGE allows an older adult, or their proxy, to create a private social network to help coordinate their care. Functions of InfoSAGE include the ability to manage an outpatient medication list, create a task list, and search a list of selected web information resources. We are interested in expanding the InfoSAGE functionality by allowing users to electronically import a medication list after being discharged from the hospital.

We plan to expand the InfoSAGE mobile app to connect to electronic medical record systems via FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) to import medications with proper login-authorized access by the patient. FHIR (https://www.hl7.org/fhir/) is an international standard that is enabling health data interchange across electronic systems. Future work will involved expanding InfoSAGE to other electronic biometric devices.  For more information, contact Dr. Yuri Quintana at yquintan@bidmc.harvard.edu

 

Alicanto™ - A Global Learning and Collaboration Platform

Alicanto™ is a social learning platform that supports online learning communities supported by multimedia content, courses and online groups. The system can host an on-demand library of learning content, self-paced courses, e-commerce for paid only courses, group areas for document sharing and discussion areas, and video conferencing that can be used for case discussions or consultation meetings. Alicanto is being used by Harvard area hospitals for global education and for sharing clinical best practices.

We are currently developing a mobile app that will extend the capabilities of the platform to allow offline viewing of content, and more interactive ways for the community to communicate. The mobile app is being develop in React Native for both iOS and Android. The platform was designed and developed by Yuri Quintana, Ph.D, Director Global Health Informatics, at the Harvard Division of Clinical Informatics, at BIDMC. For more information, contact Yuri Quintana at yquintan@bidmc.harvard.edu.