Orthopaedic Informatics Introduction

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  • Orthopaedic Informatics Introduction

    1. 1. 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: orthonet@gmail.com
    2. 2. What is Orthopaedic Informatics? <ul><li>Physiology = the logic of life </li></ul><ul><li>Pathology = the logic of disease </li></ul><ul><li>Health informatics = the logic of healthcare </li></ul>Orthopaedic informatics = the logic of orthopaedics
    3. 3. Orthopaedic Informatics <ul><li>Rationale study of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the way we think about patients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the way that treatments are defined, selected, evolved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how clinical knowledge is created, shared, applied </li></ul></ul>Study of information & communication systems in orthopaedics
    4. 4. 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. 5. Informatics Skills <ul><li>5 basic clinical informatics skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Structuring information </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning to find information </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Making decisions </li></ul>
    6. 6. Tools of Informatics <ul><li>Clinical guidelines/decision support </li></ul><ul><li>Formal health languages </li></ul><ul><li>Information systems - EHR, PACS, integrated databases </li></ul><ul><li>Communication systems - Internet, Telecommunication </li></ul>Only a means to an end Delivery of the best possible healthcare
    7. 7. Why learn about Informatics? <ul><li>Information you need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When you need it </li></ul><ul><li>Where you need it </li></ul>Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care, research and education.
    8. 8. References <ul><li>Guide to Health Informatics. Coiera. 2003. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Thank you The Orthopaedic Internet: A Collaborative Resource

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