Founding Fellows Announcement
The Faculty of Clinical Informatics is very pleased to announce that over 100 applicants have been accepted as Founding Fellows. These Founding Fellows will now elect the first Faculty Board and provide leadership for the profession in the UK.
The full list of Founding Fellows includes AHP, Dental, Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy and Social Work professionals.
In making the announcement, Professor Maureen Baker, Chair of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics Shadow Board, said,
‘I am delighted that the response to our call for Founding Fellows has vastly exceeded our expectations. We now have a great group of highly respected professionals, who will create the new Faculty. There will be a lot of work to do, but this is a very exciting time to be involved.’
Consideration of the applications for Founding Fellowship was overseen by a panel chaired by Professor Don Detmer, (Past-President of the American Medical Informatics Association), with the support of Professor David Bates (former Chairman of the Board, American Medical Informatics Association) as vice-chair. All members of the panel are professionals with established reputation in informatics in the UK.
Professor Detmer said,
‘A most impressive Clinical Informatics Faculty emerged from the selection process. This group plus future faculty are certain to advance the discipline in the United Kingdom and internationally and, most importantly, the patients and public will be the better for it. I send my best wishes to all involved and am grateful for the honour and pleasure of playing a part of this historic effort.’
Founding Fellows have been selected on the grounds of their demonstration of the following:
– Experiential exposure to clinical informatics in the workplace through direct care, research, development, education, leadership or policy.
– Major contributions to the advancement of clinical informatics in the UK or internationally.
– Leadership and/or national recognition in the field
– Commitment to the advancement of clinical informatics in the UK and the development of the Faculty.
The Faculty will now consider the criteria for Fellowship and Membership grades and expects to open for applications for these early in 2018.