August 27, 2010
By Duke Medicine News and Communications
A national shortage of more than 50,000 information technology professionals is a serious shortfall as hospitals strive to create robust and comprehensive electronic medical records.
One helpful solution is to broaden existing informatics programs to create new professionals of many types. On Aug. 2, 2010, a new certificate in Health Informatics was launched at Duke University Medical Center by broadening an existing informatics post-masters certificate to open access to individuals with a clinical undergraduate or graduate degree.