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Our Informatics Journey – Exploring Our Past and Mapping Future Directions


By Sarah Rush, MD; David Karas, MD; Joel Davidson, MD and Pamela Baker, RN , Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Define and illustrate common principles of clinical informatics. 2. Demonstrate how informatics principles have been applied at Akron Children's Hospital to improve patient care, efficiency and quality. 3. Provide a strategy for incorporation of informatics concepts and team resources into the ongoing and future work at Akron Children's Hospital.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

Incorporation of informatics concepts will improve patient outcomes.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Drs. Rush, Davidson and Pam Baker have indicated that they have no relevant financial or other relationships with any commercial interests. Dr. David Karas has indicated the following affiliation/financial interest: Speaker’s Bureau: Commercial Interest/Organization: Merck

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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