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400+ Page Board Review Book
50 Practice Questions
Full-length 200 Question Practice Exam
Quick Reference Guide
For physicians of the future, writing SQL queries will be just as important as knowing the symptoms of SEL.
Implementing IT systems will be as necessary of a skill as implementing a patient’s course of treatment.
Creating change at the organizational level will be just as necessary as impacting change in your patient’s behaviors.
As a physician clinical informaticist, you can become one of the growing number of physicians that are translating their existing clinical experience into in-demand roles in the health IT industry. As a board-certified clinical informaticist, you can enjoy a high salary ($300k+ for the average CMIO), better work-life balance, and amplify your ability to impact a greater number of patients and providers through technology.
So if you technology and are exploring opportunities to use your clinical expertise in a new way, then clinical informatics is the specialty for you.
About the Package
Get in, get out, and get on with life. We cover just enough information for you to understand the topic and any related ones, then we move on. Of course, recommended readings are included if you want to dive deeper into anything.
Mirrors the Clinical Informatics Core Content
The book follows a similar outline to the clinical informatics core content. We make sure that no topic is left uncovered.
All the material is covered in 400 full-color pages. You won’t have worry about trying to distinguish one shade of gray in a chart from another.
The Practice Questions and Full-Length Exam
Feedback on every question.
Didn’t understand why you got something wrong? Each question has an explanation of the concept covered.
Mimics the Exam
The full-length practice exam is time-limited and is designed to be as similar to the exam as possible.
Unlimited Access & Unlimited Attempts.
Until the end of the calendar year (Dec. 31, 2015), you’ll have unlimited access to the test questions and exam and can take the exam as many times as you would like.
The Quick Reference Guide
Pareto’s Version of the Ci Exam
The 80/20 of what you need to know. Memorize the topics on here and use it as a brain dump before the exam.
Full-color, Laminated Print
Easy to look at, hard to destroy laminated print will ensure you can find the topics you need to know, fast.
Why Clinical Informatics?
You’re Tired of Clinical Practice
Clinical informaticists typically spend part of their day in the office and part of it problem-solving and re-engineering systems with other physicians, providers, and administrators. Some positions in CI may offer part-time practice. Some may not require any practice. What you choose depends on your wants and goals.
You Want Some Semblance of a Work/Life Balance
A common position for clinical informaticists is Chief Medical Information Officer. These positions combine clinical experience with c-suite leadership and come with a predictable work schedule. Being on-call can be a thing of the past if you so choose.
You Still Want to Impact Others
With technology, the impact you can have on others may be orders of magnitude greater than what you’re able to provide now. Whether you want to engineer workflows to catch more patients with uncommon illnesses, effect health IT policy on a national level, or lead organizations into the future of healthcare, clinical informatics can help you.
Sounds great, but why do I need a Clinical Informatics Certification?
Employers are Requesting or Requiring It
The number of informatics professions requiring certification in clinical informatics is steadily increasing. Many CMIO positions currently request it, and individuals looking to get into teaching this subject may be required to have it as part of ACGME requirements.
Massive Unmet Demand
According to Deloitte, one of the largest problems in clinical informatics is the inability to find worthy talent. Companies want and need tech-savvy docs to lead their clinical and IT efforts, but just can’t find them. This certification you know what you’re talking about.
Ok, I get it, but I don’t have time to study.
Of course you don’t. We’re all busy, put in twenty minutes of effort every weekday during your commute, morning coffee, commercial breaks, or any other free time you can snag, we think you’ll be test ready in ten weeks.
Ten Weeks? Are You Serious?
Yes! If you have a very tech-savvy background, it can be even less. With the book, you can pick and choose which topics you want to learn more about or you can read it all. Test your knowledge along the way with the practice questions. Then see if you’re ready with the full-length practice exam.
In the end however, it’s up to you and how disciplined your study habits are. But you got through med school – so they can’t be too bad!
Frequently Asked Questions
How is this delivered?
You’ll receive two different deliveries – one physical – one digital.
After purchasing, we’ll send you an email with your login instructions for accessing the practice questions and exam. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours to process and receive login credentials.
You’ll also receive a shipment containing your book and quick reference guide. We aim to get each shipment out the next business day, so expect to receive your package in 5-10 days depending on your location. Shipments leave from the San Diego, CA area.
What makes you different from other clinical informatics education offerings?
We’re proud of our product. It’s straightforward. It’s comprehensive. It’s even useful after the exam. In fact, we think it’s so great we offer a guarantee. We don’t think you’ll find that in any other CI review material.
How many times can I take this course or it’s questions?
Access to this year’s course and questions will expire at the end of calendar year 2015. If you are planning to take the exam in 2016, the next session will open up after the 2015 exam, or approximately November 1, 2016.
What do I need to be able to get the most out of this package?
To get the most out of this package, you should be eligible to apply to sit for the clinical informatics board exam.
To do so, you’ll need an MD/DO, an ABMS specialty, and valid license, and some relevant experience or an approved fellowship. Check out the detailed requirements here.
What’s Covered in the Book?
This Book Covers:
- About the Exam
- Overview of Clinical Informatics
- The Health System
- Clinical Decision Support
- Evidence Based Medicine
- Workflow Analysis, Process Redesign, and Quality Improvement
- Health IT Systems
- Human Factors Engineering
- Health Information Systems and Applications
- Clinical Data Standards
- Information System Lifecycle
- Leading and Managing Change
- Check out a free preview here.
The practice exams cover all of these topics as well.
Why is the price the way it is?
Our goal is to be as transparent as realistically possible, even in our pricing.
In total – about 1500 hours of work went in to planning and producing the book, questions, and quick reference guide. At $649 for the practice we think this package is a great deal for every test taker. After all, you’re already shelling out enough just to take the exam. So here are our approximate cost breakouts:
- 35% writing and editing, 20% Printing, 30% Shipping, marketing, design & distribution, 15% Markup
Each of the questions took 20 minutes to develop, edit, and enter into our LMS. That’s about 83 hours of question-related work. By charging $2 per question, we can cover our costs for question development, editing, and entry as well as other administrative, marketing, and promotion. expenses.
- 30% Markup, 60% Materials, printing, laminating, etc., 10% Shipping, transaction fees
When studying for the clinical informatics board exam, our co-founder was underwhelmed at the choices for studying for the clinical informatics board exam – either take a $1,795 online course where study study questions were an extra $500, or find all of the information online by himself – which would take much longer than the time he had left to study. While in the end, he choose to take the online course, he saw an opportunity for a product that could put a quality course of study within reach of more possible clinical informaticists. And so InformaticsPro was born.
InformaticsPro believes that clinical informatics is the future of medicine. Therefore, we aim to create the highest quality study materials at reasonable prices to get the most possible physicians into the field as possible.
Straightforward material. Guaranteed pass. And a little fun here and there. That’s what we’re all about.
If you don’t pass the exam and use our book to study, we’ll refund your money.
To us, there is no better way to improve the healthcare IT field than by giving you, the practitioner, the one in the field, the person responsible for implementing these often crazy health IT systems – real and actionable content you can use to pass your board or improve your organization. As fellow practitioners and managers, we understand that wading through the barrage of advice, regulations, news, and daily tasks that are required of us often take extremely valuable time away from what we really should be focusing on.
We want to provide you a complete, no BS guide to studying so you can pass your exam and get on with your life. If we fail to deliver on this promise and you didn’t pass your CI subspecialty board exam, we will refund your purchase. Just send us your notification letter and we’ll send you back your money. No questions asked. If you have any questions on our guarantee, drop us a line at [email protected].
About the Authors
Rocky Reston, MD, PhD is board certified in clinical informatics and anesthesiology with a PhD in electrical engineering. He has served at multiple levels within the healthcare system, from staff physician, department chair, and program director to C-level executive. During his progression, he has constantly sought ways to employ information technology to improve healthcare quality and delivery, leveraging both his technical and clinical experience.
Corinn Pope, MS, CAPM is a Certified Associate in Project Management and an iOS developer. She has managed multiple large scale health IT projects and has been featured on Active.com for her work in bringing healthy living to the iOS world. Her technical and program management skills paired with Dr Reston’s expertise create the perfect combination to cover the fundamental concepts to help passionate physicians in their journey to become board certified in clinical informatics.
Get in on the ground floor and purchase Clinical Informatics Board Review: Pass the Exam the First Time today and get started on your journey to your next board certification.