A survey of academic and industry professionals regarding the preferred skillset of graduates of medical informatics programs

Stefan Hoffmann, Joan Ash

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Abstract

Identification of the skills needed by graduates of medical informatics masters degree programs is needed so that students will know what is desired in the workplace and curriculum designers can assure that courses cover relevant areas. We conducted a mail survey of representatives of the informatics job market to discover what they think is most important. A survey instrument was designed after analyses of job ads and curricula in the U.S. and interviews with representative employers. The survey was mailed to 1000 randomly selected members of AMIA and HIMMS plus EMR vendors. Respondents were asked to rank skills and groups of skills according to perceived utility. The results indicate higher rankings for organizational and interpersonal skills than for more technical credentials. Statistical analysis indicates the existence of relatively few underlying constructs to the skill list.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2001 - Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Medical Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1028-1032
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1586031945, 9781586031947
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Event10th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2001 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 2 2005Sep 5 2005

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume84
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other10th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2001
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/2/059/5/05

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Keywords

  • Data Collection
  • Data Interpretation
  • Education
  • Factor Analysis
  • Medical Informatics
  • Statistical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Hoffmann, S., & Ash, J. (2001). A survey of academic and industry professionals regarding the preferred skillset of graduates of medical informatics programs. In MEDINFO 2001 - Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Medical Informatics (pp. 1028-1032). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 84). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-928-8-1028