Health informatics is: the knowledge, skills and tools which enable information to be collected, managed, used and shared to support the delivery of healthcare and to promote health. (taken from the National Health Service, UK).
Faculty from Dalhousie University share their definitions of Health Informatics in the video above.
Health Informatics will change the face of health care by its influence on clinical care, health services administration research, and public and provider education. -- David Zitner, MA, MD, FCFP, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University (as seen in the video above)
Health informatics training is a passport to an incredibly exciting professional journey, where information is the
electricity of widely dispersed, yet integrated central nervous systems within which the public, providers, administrators
and policy makers see information transform to knowledge, with profound influences on informed debate, understanding, power,
and health outcomes. -- Thomas Noseworthy, MSc, MPH, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, CHE, Professor & Director, Centre for Health and Policy Studies, University of Calgary (below)
What's New in Health Informatics at Dalhousie University
Please see the Events Page for current activities.
Congratulations to the MHI graduating class of May 2013: Our congratulations and best wishes for the future to: Rasha Alymani; C. Ann Dent; Mete Erdogan; M. Angela Lawlor; Navjot Singh; Deepak Swain; Ghdeer Tashkandi; Khalid Tearo; and Syed Ali Zaidi.
Sahar Alsharif, one of our Master of Health Informatics students, has won third prize in the AHIC Poster Contest. Congratulations, Sahar!
Emerging Professionals: Where We've Been and Where We're Going: Brittany Barnett, MHI graduate
Health Informatics faculty and staff are pleased to wish all the best to our third Master of Health Informatics Academic Achievement Award winners. These graduates of the program received their awards at the Health Informatics Intensive on September 4, 2013.
- Gold Award: Mete Erdogan(on the left)
- Silver Award: M. Angela Lawlor (on the right)
- Bronze Award: Khalid Tearo (no photo available)
Two Top 10 Papers at the Applied Health Informatics Conference (AHIC), 2010
Cross-Canada EMR Case Studies: Analysis of Physicians' Perspectives on Benefits and Barriers authored by Grace Paterson, Nicola Shaw, Andrew M. Grant, Elisabeth Delisle, Kevin Leonard, Shelby Mitchell Corley, Maryan McCarrey, Bill Pascal and Nancy Kraetschmer has been chosen as one of the Top 10 papers of AHIC 2010 and has been published in the electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI) vol. 6 no. 4: AHIC 2010 Special Edition.
"What are Canadian Medical Students Learning about Health Informatics?" authored by Katrina F. Hurley, Brett Taylor, Paul Postuma and Grace Paterson has been chosen as one of the Top 10 papers of AHIC 2010 and has been published in the electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI) vol.6 no. 4: AHIC 2010 Special Edition.
Our congratulations to both Grace and Katrina!