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Health Informatics Education Workshop


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Dr Karen Day
National Institute of Health Innovation
University of Auckland

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Health Informatics Education Workshop

  1. 1. HINZ Seminar Series 2011Health Informatics Workshop<br />
  2. 2. Today’s workshop<br />Warming up <br />Some definitions<br />
  3. 3. Warm up<br />Introduce yourself to the group. Tell us the following <br />Your name and where you work<br />What work you do<br />Finish the sentence ‘Just looking at me, you wouldn’t know that .....’<br />
  4. 4. Medical informatics<br />Informatiquemédicale<br />Using tools to develop procedures for management, process control, decision making and scientific analysis of medical knowledge<br />Theoretical and practical aspects of information processing and communication, based on knowledge and experience derived from processes in medicine and health care <br />Note medical v. systems perspectives<br />
  5. 5. Nursing informatics<br />"a combination of computer science, information science and nursing science designed to assist in the management and processing of nursing data, information and knowledge to support the practice of nursing and the delivery of nursing care".<br />
  6. 6. Health informatics<br />Health Informatics<br />Implies inclusion of nursing and allied health providers, not just “doctors” (aka, “physicians”)<br />Implies all of health processes (leaves more room for the relevance of the consumers and their advocates, and for prevention)<br />
  7. 7. Consider this...<br />How different is health informatics from consumer health informatics, primary care informatics, nursing informatics, pharmacy informatics, medical informatics, allied health informatics, educational informatics, business informatics?<br />
  8. 8. Why bother?<br />“Attempting to arrive at the truth, I have applied everywhere for information but in scarcely any instance have I been able to obtain hospital records fit for any purpose and comparison. They would enable us to decide many of the questions beside the one alluded to. They would show subscribers how their money was being spent. What amount of good was really being done with it, or whether the money was not doing mischief rather than good”<br />Florence Nightingale 1863<br />
  9. 9. Discussion<br />Cluster into groups of 4<br />Finish the sentence ‘The problem with the healthcare/IT/information system is.....’<br />Tell the rest of us your sentence and why you finished it the way you did<br />Choose one<br />
  10. 10. What’s the buzz in health informatics?<br />Shared care<br />Social media and the e-patient<br />Robotics<br />Exoskeleton, aged care, nano-robotics<br />Patient controlled EHR<br />Software as a Service<br />Telehealth <br />
  11. 11. Where can I learn more?<br />Undergraduate and post graduate study<br />Keeping up to date <br />Health IT Board’s website<br />HCIRO<br />HINZ seminars<br />HINZ conference<br /><br />Also, HIC, HIMSS, IMIA, AMIA<br />
  12. 12. See you at HINZ 2011<br />Clinician’s Challenge<br />Call for submissions opens in March<br />Check out for more details about the conference<br />