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Posted: 1/9/2014

 
COLUMBUS, Ohio – In recognition of their significant work in health information technology, three physicians from The Ohio State University have been certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as specialists in the new field of clinical informatics.
The specialists are among approximately 440 physicians nationwide to pass the first ever board certification exam in clinical informatics, which was administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.  Clinical informatics is the first new medical specialty to be established in recent years by the ABMS, a non-profit organization recognized as the “gold standard” in physician certification and dedicated to ensuring better care for all patients.
The Ohio State faculty members who were recently certified are:
·         Dr. Peter J. Embi, chief research information officer at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; associate professor of biomedical informatics and internal medicine (rheumatology), vice-chair of biomedical informatics and director of the Division of Clinical and Translational Informatics in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
·         Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman, chief medical information officer and emergency medicine physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital; associate professor of pediatrics at Ohio State College of Medicine.
·         Dr. Milisa Rizer, fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians; chief medical information officer at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center; associate professor of family medicine and biomedical informatics at Ohio State College of Medicine.
The certification of Drs. Embi, Hoffman and Rizer in the first class of clinical informaticians recognized by the ABMS serves as continued evidence of our leadership in biomedical informatics, particularly as we seek to transform the clinical care environment through innovative uses of healthcare information technology,” said Philip Payne, chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Ohio State College of Medicine and associate director for data sciences within Ohio State’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
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Click here for a high-resolution photograph of Dr. Peter J. Embi.
Click here for a high-resolution photograph of Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman.
Click here for a high-resolution photograph of Dr. Milisa Rizer.
Contact: Sherri Kirk, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, or Sherri.Kirk@osumc.edu
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