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
    2020 Findings from the Health Information Management Section of the 2020 International Medical Informatics Association YearbookIMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.  29:87-92. 2020
    2019 Capsule Commentary on Bond et al., Real-time Feedback in Pay-for-Performance: Does More Information Lead to Improvement?Journal of General Internal Medicine.  34:1852. 2019
    2019 Findings from the 2019 International Medical Informatics Association Yearbook Section on Health Information ManagementIMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.  28:65-68. 2019
    2019 Advance directives and code status information exchange: A consensus proposal for a minimum set of attributesCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.  28:178-185. 2019
    2018 The effect of data-entry template design and anesthesia provider workload on documentation accuracy, documentation efficiency, and user-satisfactionInternational Journal of Medical Informatics.  118:29-35. 2018
    2018 Findings from 2017 on Health Information ManagemenIMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.  27:67-73. 2018
    2017 Benefits and risks of machine learning decision support systems 2017
    2017 Diagnostic error in medicine: IMplications for clinical laboratory scientistsAnnals of Clinical and Laboratory Science.  47:649-656. 2017
    2017 Findings from the 2017 Yearbook Section on Health Information ManagementIMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.  26:78-83. 2017
    2015 Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records: Experiences from the Field and Future OpportunitiesJMIR Medical Informatics.  3. 2015
    2015 In reply to walshAcademic Medicine.  90:5. 2015
    2015 Bridging the gap: A collaborative approach to health information management and informatics educationApplied Clinical Informatics.  6:211-223. 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.American Journal of Managed Care.  20:SP531-SP540. 2014
    2014 Exploration of an automated approach for receiving patient feedback after outpatient acute care visitsJournal of General Internal Medicine.  29:1105-1112. 2014
    2014 Publications in academic medical centers: Technology-facilitated culture clashAcademic Medicine.  89:734-737. 2014
    2014 What can be done to increase the use of diagnostic decision support systems?Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany).  1:119-123. 2014
    2013 Recommendations for the design, implementation and evaluation of social support in online communities, networks, and groups 2013
    2013 An observational study of the accuracy and completeness of an anesthesia information management system: Recommendations for documentation system changesCIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing.  31:359-367. 2013
    2013 Closing the feedback loop: An interactive voice response system to provide follow-up and feedback in primary care settingsJournal of Medical Systems.  37. 2013
    2013 Distributed Health Outcome Monitoring and Evaluation Using i2b2. 2013
    2011 Communication and proximity effects on outcomes attributable to sense of presence in distance bioinformatics educationBMC Medical Education.  11. 2011
    2010 An exploratory study of co-location as a factor in synchronous, collaborative medical informatics distance educationBMC Research Notes.  3. 2010
    2010 Physician opinions of the importance, accessibility, and quality of health information and their use of the informationAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  2010:46-50. 2010
    2009 Diagnostic error in medicine: IntroductionAdvances in Health Sciences Education.  14:1-5. 2009
    2009 Full implementation of computerized physician order entry and medication-related quality outcomes: A study of 3364 hospitalsAmerican Journal of Medical Quality.  24:278-286. 2009
    2008 The ReplyAmerican Journal of Medicine.  121. 2008
    2008 Ethical and legal issues in the use of health information technology to improve patient safetyHEC Forum.  20:243-258. 2008
    2008 Overconfidence as a Cause of Diagnostic Error in MedicineAmerican Journal of Medicine.  121. 2008
    2008 Expert verification of the knowledge base of FEED--a feedback expert system for EMS documentation.AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  1120. 2008
    2008 Intravenous medication administration in intensive care: opportunities for technological solutions.AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  495-499. 2008
    2007 Solutions in the non-peer-reviewed literature for reducing medication errorsJournal of Research in Pharmaceutical Economics.  15:7-41. 2007
    2007 Missed and delayed diagnoses in the ambulatory settingAnnals of Internal Medicine.  146:470. 2007
    2006 CPOE in the United States [4]Health Affairs.  25:567. 2006
    2006 Diagnostic decision support systems: why aren't they used more and what can we do about it?AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  1167-1168. 2006
    2005 Consumer Health Informatics: ethics, evaluation, and standardsActa Bioethica.  11:133-144. 2005
    2005 Data quality in the outpatient setting: impact on clinical decision support systems.AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  41-45. 2005
    2004 Added value of video compared to audio lectures for distance learningInternational Journal of Medical Informatics.  73:189-193. 2004
    2004 Assessing graduate programs for healthcare information management/ technology (HIM/T) executivesInternational Journal of Medical Informatics.  73:195-203. 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 Proposed Curricular Objectives to Teach Physicians Competence in Using the World Wide WebAcademic Medicine.  79:236-240. 2004
    2003 Clinician performance and prominence of diagnoses displayed by a clinical diagnostic decision support system.AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  76-80. 2003
    2003 Comparison of health/medical informatics curricula against multiple sets of professional criteria.AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  942. 2003
    2003 Patient perceptions of physician use of handheld computers.AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  299-303. 2003
    2003 Physician opinion leaders have limited influence on adherence to best-practice guidelinesEvidence Based Healthcare.  7:154-156. 2003
    2002 A model for assessing information retrieval and application skills of medical studentsAcademic Medicine.  77:547-551. 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 InterventionJournal of General Internal Medicine.  16, Supp. 2001
    2000 The Impact of a Decision Support System on Physician Work-up Strategies.AMIA2000
    1999 Differential diagnosis 1999
    1999 User Interaction and Decision Support System Performance.AMIA1999
    1999 Variability in the Care for Patients with Unstable Angina: are Secular Trends Predicted by Hospital Characteristics?Journal of General Internal Medicine.  14 (Supp 2):104-104. 1999
    1998 Monitoring and regulating clinical software.Annals of Internal Medicine.  129:254. 1998
    1998 Shifting medical education from the icebox to the refrigeratorAcademic Medicine.  73:1-2. 1998
    1998 Strategy for Efficient Construction of Multimedia Case Simulations.AMIA1998
    1997 The effects of the pdq patient information file (pif) on patients' knowledge, enrollment in clinical trials, and satisfactionJournal of Cancer Education.  12:121-125. 1997
    1997 Physician Use of Interactive Functions in Diagnostic Decision Support Systems.AMIA1997
    1996 Relationships among Performance Scores of Four Diagnostic Decision Support SystemsEmerging Infectious Diseases.  3:208-215. 1996
    1994 Debating PMP researchAcademic Medicine.  69:649. 1994
    1993 IV: Use of the USMLE to select residentsAcademic Medicine.  68:753-759. 1993
    1989 Education of American doctors. 1989
    1989 Evaluation Issues in the Development of Expert Systems in MedicineEvaluation and the Health Professions.  12:270-281. 1989
    1986 Teaching skillsJournal of medical education.  61:941-942. 1986
    1985 Evaluation of a clinical program: Applying the Concept of TrustworthinessEvaluation and the Health Professions.  8:193-208. 1985
    1980 What do consumers need from child psychiatric consultants?Journal of Psychiatric Education.  4:36-42. 1980
    1979 Symposium: Medical problem solving: a reanalysis and alternative perspectives.Annual Conference on Research in Medical Education. Conference on Research in Medical Education.  18:377-388. 1979
    1977 Teaching stratagem for problem solving.Annual Conference on Research in Medical Education. Conference on Research in Medical Education.  16:372-373. 1977
    1977 Continuing education for mental health professionals and paraprofessionals—process, problems and solutions.Journal of Psychiatric Education.  238-247. 1977
    1977 Diagnosis by smell?Journal of medical education.  52:349-350. 1977
    1976 The relationship between verbalization of problems-solving method and problem-solving examination scores.Journal of medical education.  51:1023. 1976
    1975 Evaluation of systematic observation of data gathering skills in sophomore medical studentsAnnual Conference on Research in Medical Education. Conference on Research in Medical Education.  161-165. 1975
    1970 The effect of context on semantic differential ratingsCanadian Journal of Behavioural Science.  2:246-252. 1970

    Book

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

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Informatics Education in Healthcare:Lessons Learned.  289-300. 2020
    2020 Managing Unspoken Assumptions in Online Education.  263-275. 2020
    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.
  • Investigator On

  • Integrating Genomic Risk Assessment for Chronic Disease Management in a Diverse Population  awarded by National Human Genome Research Institute/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2025
  • Center for Clinical and Translational Science (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • UAB Site Phase 2: I/UCRC for Center for Health Organization Transformation  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2016 - 2021
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2019
  • Technology Enhancement for Psychiatric NPs Using Interprofessional Education  awarded by Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS 2012 - 2016
  • Indefinite-Delivery-Indefinite-Quantity  awarded by Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS 2013 - 2015
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) (3 linked awards: UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABT ASSOCIATES, INC. 2012 - 2015
  • Planning Grant-I/UCRC for Center for Health Organization Transformation  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2014 - 2015
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) UL1  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2014
  • Using ICTs to Enhance Quality of Life Among Older Adults: An Intervention Study  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2013
  • 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

  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HI602 - Clinical and Admin Systems (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • HI602 - Clinical and Admin Systems (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • 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