Orthopaedic Informatics Introduction Christian Veillette M.D., M.Sc., FRCSC Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Shoulder & Elbow Reconstructive Surgery Toronto Western Hospital University Health Network Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Orthopaedic Informatics?
Physiology = the logic of life
Pathology = the logic of disease
Health informatics = the logic of healthcare
Orthopaedic informatics = the logic of orthopaedics
Rationale study of
the way we think about patients
the way that treatments are defined, selected, evolved
how clinical knowledge is created, shared, applied
Study of information & communication systems in orthopaedics
Informatics skills Every clinical action, every treatment choice and investigation, is shaped by the available information and how effectively that information is processed and communicated .
5 basic clinical informatics skills
Questioning to find information
Searching for knowledge
Tools of Informatics
Clinical guidelines/decision support
Formal health languages
Information systems - EHR, PACS, integrated databases
Communication systems - Internet, Telecommunication
Only a means to an end Delivery of the best possible healthcare
Why learn about Informatics?
Information you need
When you need it
Where you need it
Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care, research and education.
Guide to Health Informatics. Coiera. 2003.
Thank you The Orthopaedic Internet: A Collaborative Resource