Center for Education and Training in Health Informatics

The Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Center for Education and Training in Health Informatics (CETHI), part of the Institute for Computational Biology, is the academic home for health informatics and training at Case Western Reserve University.  While billions of dollars have been spent on health information technology (HIT) over the last decade, there is an extreme shortage of health informatics professionals who are able to fully understand and use this technology.  The mission of CETHI is to provide contemporary formal health informatics training to existing and future members of the clinical and biomedical sciences workforce, thereby enhancing and complementing existing expertise, providing new scientific career paths, and filling the gap in the health informatics labor pool in Northeast Ohio.



The CWRU Center for Education and Training in Health Informatics is an Academic Forum member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), dedicated to serving the needs of post baccalaureate biomedical and health informatics training programs.



Certificate and Degree programs

CETHI will offer a Graduate Certificate in health informatics, consisting of 4 core courses, beginning in the fall of 2017.

CETHI will offer a Master’s Degree program in health informatics consisting of two tracks, Research Informatics and Clinical Informatics, beginning in the fall of 2017.  This program will consist of 30 credit hours of coursework, with 4 core courses common to both tracks, and 6 electives selected from a pool of courses.

CETHI will offer a Ph.D. Degree program in health informatics in the fall of 2018.  Details on this program are forthcoming.


ACGME Accredited Case Western Reserve University Clinical Informatics Fellowship


CWRU is pleased to offer 2-year ACGME Accredited Clinical Informatics Fellowship positions open to physicians who have will have completed at least one residency prior to starting the fellowship. The fellowship is designed to provide physicians with clinical informatics training and experience to complement their clinical training.  The fellowship is ideally suited to help prepare trainees to be board eligible in Clinical Informatics.


This fellowship is intended to prepare practicing medical professionals for careers in clinical informatics where they would continue their clinical work along with non-clinical roles in administering, developing, implementing, and using health information technology systems.



1. Participate in formal training in clinical informatics through scheduled didactic sessions at Case Western Reserve University leading, if desired, to a Certificate in Health Informatics.

2. Obtain exposure to and experience with electronic health records and other clinical information systems within Case Western Reserve University affiliated healthcare systems.

3. Complete a clinical informatics project or projects related to clinical information systems installed within a Case Western Reserve University affiliated healthcare system.

4. Continue part-time (30%) clinical practice within a Case Western Reserve University affiliated healthcare system.

The CWRU Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program is designed to conform to all of the ACGME requirements for Clinical Informatics Fellowships and is ACGME accredited effective 7/1/2016 for 4 resident slots.

For more information contact:

David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics
Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Vice-President
CWRU Clinical Informatics Fellowship Director