Computer Science Department <ul><li>Health Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Dominic Covvey </li...
Health Informatics Initiatives Inaugural Meeting Participants <ul><li>Dr.Robert M. Bernstein*  Dr.Brenda Bonnett* </li></...
Health Informatics Initiatives Outline of Presentation   <ul><li>Introduction to Health Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
Computer Science Department <ul><li>What is Health Informatics? </li></ul>
Health Informatics Initiatives What is Health Informatics? <ul><li>The development of concepts, structures, frameworks, ap...
Computer Science Department <ul><li>The Center </li></ul><ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science Research </li></ul...
Health Informatics Initiatives CCSRHI Vision   <ul><li>A component of the emerging UW Institute for Health Informatics. </...
Health Informatics Initiatives CS Research in HI: Concept Health Info Management Intelligent Health Systems Op Systems + L...
Health Informatics Initiatives CCSRHI Goals <ul><li>To become a center of excellence in CS research that extends the conce...
Health Informatics Initiatives Faculty + Associates Interested in HI Research   <ul><li>Name Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Forbe...
Health Informatics Initiatives Current CCSRHI Health Informatics Activities <ul><li>Bioinformatics (Kearney). </li></ul><u...
Health Informatics Initiatives Other CCSRHI Activities <ul><li>Planning a monthly seminar on HI topics of current interest...
Computer Science Department <ul><li>Graduate Specialization </li></ul><ul><li>in </li></ul><ul><li>Health Informatics </li...
Health Informatics Initiatives Health Informatics Research-Related Activities <ul><li>Graduate Specialization in Health In...
Computer Science Department <ul><li>Graduate Course: </li></ul><ul><li>Frontiers of CS Research in </li></ul><ul><li>Healt...
Health Informatics Initiatives The Frontiers of CS Research in HI: Learning Objectives <ul><li>On completion of this cours...
Health Informatics Initiatives The Frontiers of CS Research in HI: Format <ul><li>Course meets for 1.5 hrs twice  2X/ wk  ...
Health Informatics Initiatives Potential Health Informatics Research Areas   <ul><li>Health Information Management. </li><...
Health Informatics Initiatives Potential Health Informatics Research Areas   <ul><li>Mathematical Computing in Health. </l...
Computer Science Department <ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>Education Program </li></ul><ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Health...
Health Informatics Initiatives EPHIP Motivation <ul><li>T here are  thousands  of  IT /IM professionals   in the health sy...
Health Informatics Initiatives EPHIP <ul><li>Target: Employed Health IT/IM Professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum: Ba...
Health Informatics Initiatives EPHIP <ul><li>Credentials: Certificate for each course. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D...
Computer Science Department <ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>Health Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Board </li></ul>
Health Informatics Initiatives Health Informatics Advisory Board (Confirmed) <ul><li>R. Briggs Director IS Lakeridge Healt...
Health Informatics Initiatives Health Informatics Advisory Board (Invited) <ul><li>B. Bonnett Professor Ontario Veterinary...
Health Informatics Initiatives HI Advisory Board   <ul><li>Why We Need You: </li></ul><ul><li>To obtain advice and feedbac...
Health Informatics Initiatives What Happens Next <ul><li>We will follow-up with questions on each of our initiatives. </li...
Health Informatics Initiatives <ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>and  </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
Health Informatics Initiative Facing Reality
Health Informatics Initiative Facing Reality
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  1. 1. Computer Science Department <ul><li>Health Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Dominic Covvey </li></ul><ul><li>December 12, 2000 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Health Informatics Initiatives Inaugural Meeting Participants <ul><li>Dr.Robert M. Bernstein*  Dr.Brenda Bonnett* </li></ul><ul><li>Mr.Ray Briggs*  Ms.Heidi Brown* </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.Jonathan Buss Dr. Nick Cercone </li></ul><ul><li>Mr.Tom Closson* Mr.Dominic Covvey </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.Don Cowan* Dr.Rueben Devlin* </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.Chrysanne DiMarco Mr.V. Arnie Dyck </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.J. Alan George Mr.Steve Huesing*  </li></ul><ul><li>Mr.Tom Jenkins* Dr. David Johnston </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.Paul Kearney Dr.Robert Kerton </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.Noni MacDonald*  Ms. Janice MacNeill </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.J. Ian Munro Mr.Eric Peterson* </li></ul><ul><li>Ms.Anne Pidduck Mr.Brian Porter </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.Prabhakar Ragde Dr.Michael Sharratt </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.J. Graham Strong Mr.Adam Topp* </li></ul><ul><li>Mr.Paul VanArragon Mr.W.G. (Bill) Weiler* </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Andrew Wong* Ms.Helen A.I. Wright* </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. David Zitner*  </li></ul><ul><li>* Advisory </li></ul><ul><li>Board </li></ul><ul><li>Invitee </li></ul><ul><li>Remote </li></ul><ul><li>Participant </li></ul>
  3. 3. Health Informatics Initiatives Outline of Presentation <ul><li>Introduction to Health Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>The Center for Computer Science Research in Health Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Specialization in Health Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>The Education Program for Health Informatics Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>The Health Informatics Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Discussion </li></ul>
  4. 4. Computer Science Department <ul><li>What is Health Informatics? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Health Informatics Initiatives What is Health Informatics? <ul><li>The development of concepts, structures, frameworks, approaches, and systems to enable efficient and effective health services, including all aspects of health research, disease prevention, health promotion, healthcare, disease management, and terminal care. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health data mining; knowledge discovery. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The nature and structure of health information; a health ontology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The meta-analysis of clinical trials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health care guidance systems; decision-support systems. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bio-medical computing. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anything in: </li></ul>HEALTH Computer Science Information Science Math
  6. 6. Computer Science Department <ul><li>The Center </li></ul><ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science Research </li></ul><ul><li>In Health Informatics </li></ul>
  7. 7. Health Informatics Initiatives CCSRHI Vision <ul><li>A component of the emerging UW Institute for Health Informatics. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other components: Applied Health Sciences. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The advancement of HI depends on the creation of a CS conceptual infrastructure that will enable progress. </li></ul><ul><li>The CCSRHI is an environment that catalyzes and fosters creativity focused on the development of CS knowledge that is essential to the advancement of HI. </li></ul><ul><li>We aspire to solve problems that hinder progress in HI. </li></ul><ul><li>And to produce HI researchers whose strength is their CS knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Our focus is distinct from that of groups that apply concepts and tools to satisfying the need for HI solutions. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Health Informatics Initiatives CS Research in HI: Concept Health Info Management Intelligent Health Systems Op Systems + Languages in Health Social Aspects of Computing Interactive Systems Health Communications Mathematical Computing in Health THE WORLD OF THE KNOWN THE UNKNOWN Current Research
  9. 9. Health Informatics Initiatives CCSRHI Goals <ul><li>To become a center of excellence in CS research that extends the conceptual underpinnings of Health Informatics. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing new CS concepts, frameworks, and approaches that enable the development of robust systems that address key needs of the health sector. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To provide a focus for intra- and inter-departmental inter-disciplinary Computer Science (CS) research that attracts both faculty and student involvement and enhances the CS graduate program. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Informatics problems provide interesting and arresting real-life topics for Masters and Ph.D. theses, as well as for faculty research. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Health Informatics Initiatives Faculty + Associates Interested in HI Research <ul><li>Name Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Forbes Burkowski Data Mining, Warehousing; Optimization; Compression </li></ul><ul><li>Nick Cercone Dept. Chair: Health Data Mining; AI </li></ul><ul><li>Dominic Covvey Curriculum Dev.; Co-op. Info Systems; Image Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Cowan Ensemble Characteristics of Large DBs; Image Proc. </li></ul><ul><li>Don Cowan HI Education </li></ul><ul><li>Chrysanne DiMarco Natural Language Generation; AI </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Kearney Bioinformatics </li></ul><ul><li>Alan Law Mathematical Modeling; Algorithms </li></ul><ul><li>Jan MacNeill Management of Technology; Organizational Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Anne Banks-Pidduck Software Engineering; e-Commerce; Org’l Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Dale Schuurmans Health Databases; Data Mining, Warehousing; AI </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Tompa Text Databases; Structure Docs.; Data Mining </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Weddell Health Databases </li></ul>
  11. 11. Health Informatics Initiatives Current CCSRHI Health Informatics Activities <ul><li>Bioinformatics (Kearney). </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Language Generation in Health Promotion (DiMarco). </li></ul><ul><li>HI Curriculum Development (Covvey). </li></ul><ul><li>The Limits of UMLS (Under Investigation). </li></ul><ul><li>Word Prediction for Impaired Users (Renaud*). </li></ul><ul><li>Bayesian Techniques for Decision Support (Lu*). </li></ul><ul><li>Health Resource Scheduling (Thompson*). </li></ul><ul><li>* Students </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking collaborators in the health sector with interesting problems </li></ul><ul><li>where CS can contribute. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Health Informatics Initiatives Other CCSRHI Activities <ul><li>Planning a monthly seminar on HI topics of current interest. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open to UW faculty and students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also open to interested parties from the health system and related industries. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing a website that provides information about the Center, as well as an access point to HI literature. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning think tanks on topics of importance in HI. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remotely accessible via virtual conferencing techniques. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identifying and cultivating collaborators in industry, in the health system, and at other schools with HI programs. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Computer Science Department <ul><li>Graduate Specialization </li></ul><ul><li>in </li></ul><ul><li>Health Informatics </li></ul>
  14. 14. Health Informatics Initiatives Health Informatics Research-Related Activities <ul><li>Graduate Specialization in Health Informatics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to do Computer Science research in a health-related area. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Information Management. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intelligent Health Systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Health User Interface and Interactive Systems. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Communications. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematical Computing in Health. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Health Infrastructure: Operating Systems, Languages, Systems Architectures. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Preparation Course: Frontiers of CS Research in Health Informatics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying, understanding, and looking beyond the CS underpinnings of health informatics. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Computer Science Department <ul><li>Graduate Course: </li></ul><ul><li>Frontiers of CS Research in </li></ul><ul><li>Health Informatics </li></ul>
  16. 16. Health Informatics Initiatives The Frontiers of CS Research in HI: Learning Objectives <ul><li>On completion of this course, the student will be able: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To identify the major current thrusts of HI research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To explain the pathway to the current research, describing predecessor systems/approaches . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To define next steps in terms of potential research problems that likely lie ahead of current work and that can potentially significantly advance the field. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To identify concepts and methods from Computer Science, Mathematics, and other disciplines that might be productively applied in this research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To launch his or her own research more independently. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Health Informatics Initiatives The Frontiers of CS Research in HI: Format <ul><li>Course meets for 1.5 hrs twice 2X/ wk (1 st offered summer 2000) . </li></ul><ul><li>For each topic al area there is a “breadth session” that parse s the area and summarize s current activity and knowledge . </li></ul><ul><li>The 2nd session for each topic ( the “depth session”) identifies key issues and gaps in knowledge, methods, and tools. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 3rd session, student research into a specific H I sub-topic identif ies and characterize s open problems, what needed for progress, and where potential solutions might come from. </li></ul><ul><li>The final session in each topical area is a n invited keynote talk by an active HI researcher in a selected HI sub-topic. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>H ighlight s problems at the leading edge of current research, and impart s an understanding of the key advances required . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation: class reading and presentation assignments, presented and written project on an HI topic, oral. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Health Informatics Initiatives Potential Health Informatics Research Areas <ul><li>Health Information Management. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The multimedia longitudinal patient record. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intelligent Health Systems. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Nature of Cognition and Decision-Making in Health. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Health User Interface and Interactive Systems. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive Interfaces for Health Care Providers; Provider Wkstns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Health Communications. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telehealth and Telemedicine. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Health Informatics Initiatives Potential Health Informatics Research Areas <ul><li>Mathematical Computing in Health. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operating Systems, Languages, and the Health Infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Security of Health Systems. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Aspects of Computing. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy and confidentiality. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Computer Science Department <ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>Education Program </li></ul><ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Health Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals </li></ul>
  21. 21. Health Informatics Initiatives EPHIP Motivation <ul><li>T here are thousands of IT /IM professionals in the health system and health-related industries. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many are incompletely prepared for their roles . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M ost lack either management or Computer Science education . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>V irtually none have a Health Informatics background. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All are employed adults, with only a few willing or able to leave their jobs to attend school. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are many recognized educational needs : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT/IM strategic planning and action . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P rocess and product re-engineering . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T echnology management and evaluation expertise . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F undamental Computer Science knowledge . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of best practices methodologies and techniques . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>L eadership and interpersonal skills . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>K nowledge of the nature and operation of the health system . </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Health Informatics Initiatives EPHIP <ul><li>Target: Employed Health IT/IM Professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum: Based in Applied Health Informatics Model Curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Courses: Introduction to Applied Health Informatics . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A Health Informatics Perspective of the Health System . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Nature of Health Information and System s. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Process and Product Innovation . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AHI Management and Personal Competencies . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating IT/IM in Health . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Managing the Health Systems Life Cycle . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Essentials of Computer Science for Health Informaticians . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Delivery: Synchronous distance education using audio and document conferencing, and e-mail follow-up interaction. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Health Informatics Initiatives EPHIP <ul><li>Credentials: Certificate for each course. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diploma for entire program. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Initiation: During 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>Features: Case-based learning. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Highly modular, short “micro-courses”. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modular evaluation. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strong self-directed learning orientation. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Course projects. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Fees: ~$2,000-$2,500 per course; $15,000-$17,500 for 7-course diploma. </li></ul><ul><li>Status: Seeking funding for rapid course development. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Course 1 ready Spring of 2001. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Computer Science Department <ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>Health Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Board </li></ul>
  25. 25. Health Informatics Initiatives Health Informatics Advisory Board (Confirmed) <ul><li>R. Briggs Director IS Lakeridge Health Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>R. Bernstein Head, M.I. Res. University of Ottawa </li></ul><ul><li>H. Brown Data General Canada </li></ul><ul><li>T. Closson Pres. + CEO Toronto Health Network </li></ul><ul><li>D. Cowan Prof. Emeritus University of Waterloo </li></ul><ul><li>R. Devlin Pres. + CEO Humber River Reg. Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>S. Huesing President Healthcare Comp. + Comm. </li></ul><ul><li>A. Topp VP, Finance Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>W. Weiler Citizen Waterloo, Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>H. Wright CEO Cambridge Memorial Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>D. Zitner Director MI Dalhousie University/HEALNet </li></ul>
  26. 26. Health Informatics Initiatives Health Informatics Advisory Board (Invited) <ul><li>B. Bonnett Professor Ontario Veterinary College </li></ul><ul><li>T. Jenkins CEO OpenText Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>N. MacDonald Dean of Med. Dalhousie University </li></ul><ul><li>E. Peterson President Mitra Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>A. Wong Professor Virtek Vision Corporation </li></ul>
  27. 27. Health Informatics Initiatives HI Advisory Board <ul><li>Why We Need You: </li></ul><ul><li>To obtain advice and feedback from the health sector regarding what we propose to do. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From health organizations, private industry, different provider types, academics, health informatics professionals. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To avail ourselves of continuous health system review and critique of our programs. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop collaborations with health system professionals that foster research projects of mutual interest </li></ul><ul><li>To develop partnerships that attract research funding. </li></ul><ul><li>Together we can build a program that benefits the health system. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Health Informatics Initiatives What Happens Next <ul><li>We will follow-up with questions on each of our initiatives. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We seek your critical reactions, insights, and ideas via e-mail or direct contact. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Especially regarding the EPHIP, initially. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regarding how to enhance the relevance of these initiatives to the health system and to industry. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>We would welcome meeting with you to discuss areas of mutual interest. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student projects. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Health Informatics Initiatives <ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
  30. 30. Health Informatics Initiative Facing Reality
  31. 31. Health Informatics Initiative Facing Reality
  32. 32. Health Informatics Initiatives
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