Positions

Senior Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Director
Center for Collaborative & Interactive Technologies
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Director
Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Honors & Awards

Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of Continuing Professional Development and for Induction into the Academy of Fellows
William Campbell Felch/Wyeth Award for Research in CME
Service Recognition Award
President’s Award for Exemplary Service in CME
NIH Director's Award
Secretary's (DHHS) Award for Exceptional Achievement
One of the highest awards in the Department of Human Health Services, which oversees NIH.
President’s Award in recognition of outstanding leadership and contributions to the Alliance as a member of the Physician Leadership Task Force, 2008-2009

Professional Interests

  • Applying information and mobile technologies to healthcare provider and patient learning, decision making, and behavioral change
  • Clinical decision support
  • Quality improvement
  • Telehealth

Professional Statement

Michael Fordis, MD is the founding director of the Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies (CCIT) at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and also the Senior Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education and Director of the Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. He has recently completed 8 years of service as the Director of the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communication Sciences, the national center for evidence translation and dissemination supported by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; he also as the Director of the Academic Consortium for the Patient-Centered Outcomes and Research Institute Translation Center. Before being recruited to Baylor, he served at the NIH including most the first Director of the NIH Office of Education. Dr. Fordis’ interests focus on applying information technologies to healthcare provider and patient learning, decision making, and behavioral change; quality improvement, and clinical decision support including leading the technical development of the Passport for Care, an online clinical decision support application deployed internationally for long-term survivors of childhood cancer and the clinicians who care for them. He has been active in educational and technology efforts nationally and 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; the MedBiquitous Consortium—the ANSI-accredited developer of information technology standards for healthcare education and competence assessment; and Chairman of the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library Board.

Memberships

Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME)
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
The American Medical Association (AMA)
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA)