Positions

Overview

  • Eta S. Berner, Ed.D. teaches in the Master of Science in Health Informatics Program and is Director of the UAB Center for Health Informatics for Patient Safety/Quality. Dr. Berner is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics , the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics. She has published articles in leading journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Academic Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. She is the editor of a book entitled Informatics Education in Healthcare: Lessons Learned as well as the book Clinical Decision Support Systems: Theory and Practice, now in its third edition. Dr. Berner has served on several national external advisory committees related to Clinical Decision Support, has been a World Health Organization consultant, has served in leadership positions at the national level in professional informatics and health professions educational organizations, and has been on advisory committees and study sections for both NIH and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
    Dr. Berner is currently a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and the Journal of Healthcare Information Management.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Capsule Commentary on Bond et al., Real-time Feedback in Pay-for-Performance: Does More Information Lead to Improvement? 2019
    2019 Findings from the 2019 International Medical Informatics Association Yearbook Section on Health Information Management 2019
    2019 Advance directives and code status information exchange: A consensus proposal for a minimum set of attributes 2019
    2018 AMIA's code of professional and ethical conduct 2018 2018
    2018 The effect of data-entry template design and anesthesia provider workload on documentation accuracy, documentation efficiency, and user-satisfaction 2018
    2018 Findings from 2017 on Health Information Managemen 2018
    2018 AMIA board white paper: AMIA 2017 core competencies for applied health informatics education at the master’s degree level 2018
    2017 Benefits and risks of machine learning decision support systems 2017
    2017 Diagnostic error in medicine: IMplications for clinical laboratory scientists 2017
    2017 Findings from the 2017 Yearbook Section on Health Information Management 2017
    2016 The E-Coach technology-assisted care transition system: a pragmatic randomized trial 2016
    2016 Assessment-based health informatics curriculum improvement 2016
    2015 Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records: Experiences From the Field and Future Opportunities. 2015
    2015 In reply to walsh 2015
    2015 Bridging the gap: A collaborative approach to health information management and informatics education 2015
    2015 Hospital budget increase for information technology during phase 1 meaningful use 2015
    2014 Cost implications of human and automated follow-up in ambulatory care. 2014
    2014 Evaluating clinical decision support tools for medication administration safety in a simulated environment 2014
    2014 Design and evaluation of the ONC health information technology curriculum 2014
    2014 Exploration of an automated approach for receiving patient feedback after outpatient acute care visits 2014
    2014 Publications in academic medical centers: Technology-facilitated culture clash 2014
    2014 What can be done to increase the use of diagnostic decision support systems? 2014
    2013 Recommendations for the design, implementation and evaluation of social support in online communities, networks, and groups 2013
    2013 The wave has finally broken: Now what 2013
    2013 An observational study of the accuracy and completeness of an anesthesia information management system: Recommendations for documentation system changes 2013
    2013 Closing the feedback loop: An interactive voice response system to provide follow-up and feedback in primary care settings 2013
    2013 Healthcare information technology and economics 2013
    2013 AMIA's code of professional and ethical conduct 2013
    2013 Distributed Health Outcome Monitoring and Evaluation Using i2b2. 2013
    2013 Federated Aggregate Cohort Estimator (FACE): An easy to deploy, vendor neutral, multi-institutional cohort query architecture 2013
    2013 Telephone follow-up in primary care: Can interactive voice response calls work? 2013
    2011 Mind wandering and medical errors 2011
    2011 Communication and proximity effects on outcomes attributable to sense of presence in distance bioinformatics education 2011
    2011 Challenges in ethics, safety, best practices, and oversight regarding HIT vendors, their customers, and patients: A report of an AMIA special task force 2011
    2010 Use of diagnostic decision support systems in medical education 2010
    2010 An exploratory study of co-location as a factor in synchronous, collaborative medical informatics distance education 2010
    2010 Physician opinions of the importance, accessibility, and quality of health information and their use of the information 2010
    2009 Diagnostic error in medicine: Introduction 2009
    2009 Full implementation of computerized physician order entry and medication-related quality outcomes: A study of 3364 hospitals 2009
    2008 The Reply 2008
    2008 Ethical and legal issues in the use of health information technology to improve patient safety 2008
    2008 Implementation Challenges for Clinical and Research Information Systems: Recommendations from the 2007 Winter Symposium of the American College of Medical Informatics 2008
    2008 Overconfidence as a Cause of Diagnostic Error in Medicine 2008
    2008 Expert verification of the knowledge base of FEED--a feedback expert system for EMS documentation. 2008
    2008 Intravenous medication administration in intensive care: opportunities for technological solutions. 2008
    2007 Patterns of use of handheld clinical decision support tools in the clinical setting 2007
    2007 Solutions in the non-peer-reviewed literature for reducing medication errors 2007
    2007 Missed and delayed diagnoses in the ambulatory setting 2007
    2007 A mobile data collection tool for workflow analysis 2007
    2006 Development and Testing of a Scale to Assess Physician Attitudes about Handheld Computers with Decision Support 2006
    2006 Improving ambulatory prescribing safety with a handheld decision support system: A randomized controlled trial 2006
    2006 CPOE in the United States [4] 2006
    2006 Diagnostic decision support systems: why aren't they used more and what can we do about it? 2006
    2005 Predictors of Use of Handheld Decision Support Tools in Clinical Setting 2005
    2005 Consumer Health Informatics: ethics, evaluation, and standards 2005
    2005 Data quality in the outpatient setting: impact on clinical decision support systems. 2005
    2005 Informatics challenges for the impending patient information explosion 2005
    2005 Perceptions of medical errors by internal medicine residents: development and validation of a new scale. 2005
    2005 Will the wave finally break? A brief view of the adoption of electronic medical records in the United States 2005
    2004 Clinical Case. Confusion over Cholesterol Testing, Commentary 2. Virtual Mentor 2004
    2004 Added value of video compared to audio lectures for distance learning 2004
    2004 Assessing graduate programs for healthcare information management/ technology (HIM/T) executives 2004
    2004 Applying strategies to overcome user resistance in a group of clinical managers to a business software application: A case study 2004
    2004 Beating the system--pitfalls of bar code medication administration. 2004
    2004 Comparing health/medical informatics graduate program curricula against two sets of professional criteria. 2004
    2004 Confusion over cholesterol testing 2004
    2004 Impact of patient feedback on residents' handheld computer use: A multi-site study 2004
    2004 Proposed Curricular Objectives to Teach Physicians Competence in Using the World Wide Web 2004
    2003 Do local opinion leaders augment Hospital quality improvement efforts? A randomized trial to promote adherence to Unstable Angina Guidelines 2003
    2003 Clinician performance and prominence of diagnoses displayed by a clinical diagnostic decision support system. 2003
    2003 Comparison of health/medical informatics curricula against multiple sets of professional criteria. 2003
    2003 Diagnostic Decision Support Systems: How to Determine the Gold Standard? 2003
    2003 Patient perceptions of physician use of handheld computers. 2003
    2003 Physician opinion leaders have limited influence on adherence to best-practice guidelines 2003
    2002 A model for assessing information retrieval and application skills of medical students 2002
    2002 Christine McGuire - 1918-2001 - Memoriam 2002
    2002 Developing an action plan for integrating sleep topics into the medical school curriculum 2002
    2002 Ethical and legal issues in the use of clinical decision support systems. 2002
    2001 Improving Adherence to Guidelines: Impact of an Opinion Leader Quality Improvement Intervention 2001
    2000 Comparison of measures to assess change in diagnostic performance due to a decision support system. 2000
    2000 The Impact of a Decision Support System on Physician Work-up Strategies. 2000
    1999 Differential diagnosis 1999
    1999 Effects of a decision support system on physicians' diagnostic performance 1999
    1999 Influence of case and physician characteristics on perceptions of decision support systems 1999
    1999 User Interaction and Decision Support System Performance. 1999
    1999 Variability in the Care for Patients with Unstable Angina: are Secular Trends Predicted by Hospital Characteristics? 1999
    1998 Monitoring and regulating clinical software. 1998
    1998 Shifting medical education from the icebox to the refrigerator 1998
    1998 Strategy for Efficient Construction of Multimedia Case Simulations. 1998
    1997 The effects of the pdq patient information file (pif) on patients' knowledge, enrollment in clinical trials, and satisfaction 1997
    1997 When to teach Bayesian reasoning 1997
    1997 Physician Use of Interactive Functions in Diagnostic Decision Support Systems. 1997
    1996 Relationships among Performance Scores of Four Diagnostic Decision Support Systems 1996
    1996 Computer-assisted diagnosis--consensus and controversies 1996
    1996 Medical Informatics for medical students: Not just because it's there. 1996
    1995 Use of Computer-Generated ECG Reports by Residents and Faculty 1995
    1994 Performance of four computer-based diagnostic systems 1994
    1994 Debating PMP research 1994
    1993 Comparison of problem-based and traditional education on student performance in the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship 1993
    1993 IV: Use of the USMLE to select residents 1993
    1993 The problem with software reviews of decision support systems. 1993
    1991 Higgledy, piggledy? 1991
    1991 Needs assessment for diagnostic decision support systems (DDSS). 1991
    1989 Education of American doctors. 1989
    1989 Evaluation Issues in the Development of Expert Systems in Medicine 1989
    1989 Issues in Research on Computer-Based Instruction in Medical Education 1989
    1988 Needs assessment for computer-based medical decision support systems 1988
    1987 Training in geropsychiatry--impact on residents' subsequent career 1987
    1986 Influential literature in medical education. 1986
    1986 Teaching skills 1986
    1985 Influences on resident's laboratory test ordering. 1985
    1985 A method to determine attitudes of faculty members toward use of laboratory tests 1985
    1985 Evaluation of a clinical program: Applying the Concept of Trustworthiness 1985
    1984 Paradigms and problem-solving: a literature review. 1984
    1984 Teaching Clinical Medicine by Iterative Hypothesis Testing 1984
    1984 A tutor programme in obstetrics and gynaecology 1984
    1982 Teaching Data Gathering Strategies 1982
    1980 What do consumers need from child psychiatric consultants? 1980
    1979 Symposium: Medical problem solving: a reanalysis and alternative perspectives. 1979
    1979 Toward a Structure of Medical Problem Solving Situations 1979
    1977 Teaching stratagem for problem solving. 1977
    1977 Continuing education for mental health professionals and paraprofessionals—process, problems and solutions. 1977
    1977 A Study of Board Certification in Child Psychiatry as a Valid Indicator of Clinical Competence 1977
    1977 An indication for a process dimension in medical problem‐solving 1977
    1977 Development and evaluation of a specialty examination in internal medicine in Poland 1977
    1977 Diagnosis by smell? 1977
    1976 The relationship between verbalization of problems-solving method and problem-solving examination scores. 1976
    1976 Teasing apart the problem solving process 1976
    1976 The attainment of specified objectives by medical students in different learning environments 1976
    1975 Assessment of skills in data gathering and problem solving 1975
    1975 Evaluation of systematic observation of data gathering skills in sophomore medical students 1975
    1974 A new approach to evaluating-problem-solving in medical students 1974
    1970 The effect of context on semantic differential ratings 1970

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2007 The Executive's Guide to Electronic Health Records 2007

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Overview of CDSS.  1-17. 2016
    2014 Informatics Education in Healthcare: Lessons Learned.  225-235. 2014
    2014 Managing Unspoken Assumptions in Online Education.  11-23. 2014
    2012 Teaching decision-making skills to student nurses.  185-206. 2012
    2010 Overview of Clinical Decision Support Systems 2010
    2008 Applying strategies to overcome user resistance in a group of clinical managers to a business software application: A case study.  1871-1880. 2008
    2007 Introduction and Overview. 2007
    2005 Applying strategies to overcome user resistance in a group of clinical managers to a business software application: A case study.  174-185. 2005
    2004 Clinical Decision Support Systems: Impacting the Future of Clinical Decision Making.  463-477. 2004
    2002 Computers in Medical Education.  537-579. 2002
    1998 Testing System Accuracy.  61-74. 1998
    1994 Fiscal Responsibility Standard Illustrative Case Description.  122-123. 1994
    1990 Changing Agendas.  17-23. 1990
    1986 The Medicare System of Prospective Payment.  136-154. 1986
    1978 Determining How to Begin.  3-10. 1978

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Berner's research interests include evaluation of health informatics interventions, the use and impact of clinical decision support systems for diagnosis and treatment, development and evaluation of distance learning interventions in healthcare settings and innovative strategies for informatics education.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Berner currently teaches the overview course in health informatics (HI 640) and the course on Clinical and Administrative Systems (HI 602) to both MSHI and students in the Certificate Program in Clinical Informatics. Both of the these courses are certified by Quality Matters, a national organization that assesses the quality of online courses. In addition, she serves as academic advisor to students preparing their capstone projects and teaches the one of the capstone preparatory courses.
  • Teaching Activities

  • HI599 - Professional Development (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HI602 - Clinical and Admin Systems (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HI602 - Clinical and Admin Systems (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HI599 - Professional Development (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HI602 - Clinical and Admin Systems (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HI602 - Clinical and Admin Systems (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HI695 - Indep Study Health Informatics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HI602 - Clinical and Admin Systems (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HI654 - Dir HC User Experience Project (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HI664 - Dir Data Analytics Dsgn Proj (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HI602 - Clinical and Admin Systems (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HI602 - Clinical and Admin Systems (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HI698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HI602 - Clinical and Admin Systems (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HI695 - Indep Study Health Informatics (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HI695 - Indep Study Health Informatics (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HI695 - Indep Study Health Informatics (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HI695 - Indep Study Health Informatics (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HI695 - Indep Study Health Informatics (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HI695 - Indep Study Health Informatics (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HI695 - Indep Study Health Informatics (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HI695 - Indep Study Health Informatics (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HI640 - Hlth Informatics/Hlth Care Del (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HI690 - Administrative Internship (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HI695 - Indep Study Health Informatics (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HI698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • Eta S. Berner