Have you ever wished you could make improving the EMR part of your job, but shrugged off the idea because you don’t have a technical background? My guest today, Dr. Julie Hollberg, is a hospitalist and the CMIO of Emory Healthcare. She’s here to discuss how she climbed the informatics ladder and why a technical background is not a prerequisite for this role. Dr. Hollberg will discuss the various ways physicians can be involved in improving the EMR, who might be best suited for this role, and how to pursue this path if it interests you.
In this episode we’re talking about:
- How Julie got started working in the informatics field
- Why a desire to help her colleagues motivates Dr. Hollberg’s work
- How our personality type may help determine which roles are best for us
- Different types of healthcare and industry informatics roles for physicians
- Why having some ongoing clinical work is important for physician informaticists
- How conflict management is an important skill for EMR leadership roles
- Where to learn more about informatics and typical compensation for these roles
Links for this episode:
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