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Michael Fordis M.D.

Michael Fordis

Director

Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Baylor College of Medicine

Senior Associate Dean

Continuing Professional Development

Baylor College of Medicine

Director

Center for Collaborative & Interactive Technologies

Baylor College of Medicine

Michael Fordis, M.D., is the Senior Associate Dean for Continuing Professional Development and founding director of the Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies (CCIT) at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He also previously served as the Director of The John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science, the national center supported by AHRQ for translation of comparative effectiveness research findings produced by the Effective Health Care Program into actionable products for dissemination and use by clinicians, consumers, and policymakers to support decision‐making. His administrative portfolio also includes responsibilities for Maintenance of Certification initiatives through the College. Dr. Fordis’ interests focus on applying information technologies to healthcare provider and patient learning, clinical decision support, and behavioral change. He has served as President and in leadership positions for the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education; Chair of the Tri-group Society for the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions; Director of the Education Core of the AHRQ-funded Houston Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics; and/or committee and task force positions for the American Heart Association; the Association of American Medical Colleges; the Conjoint Committee for CME of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies; the IOM Planning Committee for the Learning Healthcare System in 2010 and Beyond; the Accreditation Review Committee for the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education.  His awards include the William Campbell Felch/Wyeth Award for Research in CME from the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education; the President’s Award for Exemplary Service in CME from the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education; the Fox Award for Research in CME from the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education. While at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) he received a number of awards including the Secretary’s (Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services) Award for Exceptional Achievement, and the NIH Director’s Group Award. 

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