Program Overview

The CIF’s primary goal is to produce balanced, outstanding clinical informaticians, who will be future leaders in their institutions and in the field of clinical informatics. We aim to leverage Duke’s world renowned faculty, cutting edge informatics research, and significant investments in Health Information Technology to create an academically rigorous and rich educational environment. Fellows will learn about the state of the art in evidence-based informatics and apply those skills to solve challenging clinical problems in a patient and population centric way. We provide fellows with fundamental skills of clinical and health information technology through the Duke Masters of Management Clinical Informatics Program and other didactic activities. Fellows will grow in their practical experience through rotations, mentored research practica, and longitudinal fellowship experiences. By the end of the fellowship, fellows should be confident in how to design, implement and optimize clinical information technology to transform health care and improve patient care, enhance access to care, advance individual and population health outcomes, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship.

A second goal is to foster compassion, empathy, and integrity in our fellows, qualities that are essential for our next generation of clinical leaders.  A heavy emphasis on change management, leadership skills, business management, business strategy development, communication, and innovation will prepare our fellows to lead in any organizations they serve.