LSU Health Shreveport gains approval for Clinical Informatics Fellowship

The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education recently approved the addition of the 23rd fellowship training program at LSU Health Shreveport. The new Clinical Informatics Fellowship represents the subspecialist of all medical specialties transforming healthcare by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems to improve patient care, enhance access to care, advance individual and population health outcomes, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship.

The Clinical Informatics fellowship is a 2 year fellowship that is a combination of inpatient rotations with the three participating sites and online courses that are offered through the supporting universities. The fellowship has a complement of 4, with 2 fellows each PGY year. Through the courses made available, fellows have the opportunity to obtain a professional Master of Health Informatics (MHI) degree from Louisiana Tech University. Once fellowship is completed, fellows are eligible for ABMS board certification.

Participating sites for this LSU Health Shreveport sponsored fellowship are: Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center, Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans and Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

Stephen Conrad MD, PhD, MS, MSE, MBA, MSST, MSc, Professor of Professor of Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Anesthesiology and holder of the Ike Muslow MD Endowed Chair in Healthcare Informatics will serve as the Program Director for this fellowship.

LSU Health Shreveport is the only location in Louisiana offering a Clinical Informatics Fellowship. Graduate medical education at LSU Health Shreveport currently offers 41 ACGME accredited programs and 3 CODA approved programs with a total of 571 residents and fellows.

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