ONC Medical Informatics Fellowships

ONC announces an opportunity for Medical Informatics Fellows to promote standards-based interoperability, clinical quality improvement and clinical decision support.

The Medical Informatics Fellowship is a 1-2 year term appointment in which the physician serves in the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).


  1. Apply knowledge and expertise to advance the ONC mission of  interoperability.
  2. Understand the role the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in regulating and certifying health information technologies.
  3. Understand how Health IT impacts the delivery of health care today and serves as a driver of practice transformation and payment reforms.


By completion of the program the Medical Informatics Fellow is expected to:

  • Complete one (1) written critical analysis of an area of medical informatics or applications of health IT outlining current opportunities, challenges and recommended solutions. May be a thought or white paper for publication on healthit.gov or in a peer reviewed journal.
  • Present and /or facilitate an educational Training Day session at the ONC Annual Meeting on a relevant topic of choice based on current work activities.
  • Organize, lead and conduct a minimum of four (4) site visits to ambulatory and inpatient medical facilities (1 per quarter). Document and report findings and observations to key ONC senior leaders and staff.
  • Lead a policy issue work stream as identified by the Director of the Office of Policy or a serve supporting role for an ONC Standards and Interoperability Framework Initiative.

Optional Learning Opportunities:

  • Attendance to a health IT conference (for example, HIMSS, AMIA, HL7…).
  • Registration for policy seminars or other advanced courses.

Apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/375152900

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  • Am Anibare Nuwamanya a student at Makerere Univesity in Uganda persuing a master's degree in health informatics and my major intrest is building EHR systems for our nation please any having any information about the field and its basics in terms of articles, books, online courses and softwares to use
    can help me. Thanks
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