Curriculum

The Partners Clinical Informatics & Innovation Fellowship has four components: didactic education, informatics practicum, innovation scholarly project, and clinical care.

Didactic Education
Participants will obtain fundamental knowledge and understanding of the following core content areas: informatics fundamentals, clinical decision-making and care process improvement, health information systems, and leadership and management of change. Didactic sessions will be provided through Clinical Informatics lectures from Partners HealthCare experts.  In addition participants will have the opportunity to earn a masters degree from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Harvard Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI), or another approved graduate degree program.  Importantly, the participant must be accepted and successfully complete the degree program in additional to this training program.  Graduate degree fees will be covered by the fellowship program.

Informatics Practicum
A significant focus of the fellowship will be working on a real clinical information system project under the supervision of fellowship faculty with the aim of gaining the knowledge and skills to independently lead clinical systems implementation projects.

Innovation Scholarly Project
Participants will complete an innovative scholarly project such as a systematic review, case report, or original research project.  The project should be suitable for publication in the clinical informatics literature.

Clinical Care
Participants will work as attending physicians in their clinical specialty at one of the Partners’ hospitals affiliated with their home site to maintain clinical skills, to use current clinical information systems, and to gain respect of colleagues.