Biomedical Informatics PhD & MS
Upon completion of your chosen track, options blossom. Continue to specialize in your track or choose another emphasis by participating in our DBMI Special Interest Groups and practicums.
DBMI offers four types of practicums to provide students with proctored hands-on activities. Credit hours range from 0-3 CH and are negotiated between the student and the faculty. A practicum can be applied
1. DBMI Course Practicum
These are hands-on activities associated with classes and special programs offered by DBMI faculty.
- All students are eligible to participate with permission from the instructor
- Examples include
2. EHR Optimization Practicum
DBMI has 2 major areas of opportunities for EHR optimization related work. One is in service-line and the other is related to work on specific research projects designed to augment and optimize the EHR.
- Research to design and evaluate new approaches to optimize the functionality and design of the electronic health record. Practicums in this domain will be assigned individually to various projects – Damian Borbolla, Charlene Weir, Ken Kawamoto, Guilherme del Fiol
- Design and evaluate dashboards for special clinical applications, such as the surgical referral dashboard, diabetic medication management, bilirubin dashboard and others.
- Automate the process of identifying patients at risk, such as patients with family history of genetic diseases or patients with sepsis
- Identify optimal documentation and communication practices that improve coordination across systems.
3. Industry Sponsored Practicum
DBMI has an Industry Advisory Board and relationships with outside industry and other
- Health Catalyst
- U of U Healthcare
- Intermountain Healthcare
- Ancestry DNA
- Utah Department of Health
- US Department of Veterans Affairs
Several of our primary faculty members also hold appointments with Intermountain Healthcare and mentor students in that setting.
These practicums are arranged individually by talking with Joe Taylor in the DBMI office.