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Events

Upcoming Events:

ITCH 2015 wordmarkITCH 2015: Driving Quality in Informatics: Fulfilling the Promise
February 26 - March 1
Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria
Please view the conference website for information including the call for papers, posters, workshops, and registration

Past Events:

Fall Open House: October 23, 4:30-5:30pm HSD building, Room A300
Join us for PIZZA and REFRESHMENTS and learn about the emerging and rapidly expanding field of information technology in healthcare! Meet faculty, staff, and students to find out where you could go with this degree. Click here for details.

Digital Health Today: Perspectives of Canadians and their Clinicians
Wednesday, February 5, 12-1pm at the University Club
special presentation by distinguished alumna Dr. Jennifer Zelmer
Please see the event poster for more details.

Open House
Thursday, October 17, 2013  4:40pm-5:30pm
Human and Social Development Building A300
Click here for details.

Open House
Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:30pm-5:30pm
Human and Social Development Building A300
Click here for details.

Information Technology and Communications in Health (ITCH) Conference 2013: February 21-23, 2013 at the Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC, Canada
The theme for the upcoming conference is "Available, Tailored and Closer: Enabling Health and Healthcare Through ICT". See the new conference website for more information. 

Open House
Thursday, March 1, 2012 4:30-6:00pm
Human and Social Development Building A300

NEW Continuing Professional Development Program Workshop - Project Management in Health Informatics
November 18 & 19, 2011

This workshop provides a practical overview of project management (PM) and the application of project management tools in a health care information technology environment.  Key concepts of project management in health care and the importance of these concepts in relation to evidence based management will be introduced. Guest speakers will discuss project management challenges specific to health care, the importance of an evidence-based approach, and understanding why projects fail.  This is a hands-on workshop where participants will have an opportunity to work with each other, the instructor, and learn from a panel of health care industry experts. Download the poster.

NEW Continuing Professional Development Program Workshop - Open Health Informatics
October 11th, 2011

This full day workshop provides a practical overview of open health informatics, using agile development methodologies to implement Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems using open standards, open source software and open interfaces. Download the poster.

NEW Continuing Professional Development Program Workshop - Health informatics and chronic disease management: IT support for patients at home and at the hospital
Dr. Abdul Roudsari
Director, School of Health Information Science
September 28, 2011
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
HSD A373

Health informatics (HI) covers the collection, use and management of data at all levels of healthcare. IT is playing an increasing role as the hospital systems and social services move from paper to electronic systems and more technology and information is targeted at patients and the public. This presentation considers HI applied to chronic disease management. This presentation will look at "drivers behind change" and available technology; past research into home-data collection and use; and a current socio-economic evaluation of remote clinical and quality of life monitoring services in sites around Europe. Download the poster.

News

Student poster contest winners at ITCH 2013 

Congratulations to the three HINF students who won in this year's student poster contest!

First Place:
Gurprit Randhawa, Morgan Price, Francis Lau
"Evaluating the Adoption of Electronic Prescribing in Primary Care"

First Place

Second Place:
Helen Monkman, Andre Kushniruk
"From Design Guidelines to Evaluation Criteria: Using What We Know to Improve Existing Consumer Health Web Sites"

Second Place

Third Place:
Jon Rabeneck
"Aboriginal Health Inequalities and the Urgent Need for Credible, Synthesized Data"

Third Place

 

 HINF grad student wins Olympic silver in men's 8 rowing

Graduate student Doug Csima is a member of the rowing team which won the first Olympic silver medal for Canada at the 2012 Summer Games. Congratulations!

Certificate of Outstanding Academic Distinction in Human and Social Development

Congratulations to June 2012 Bachelor of Science graduate Paul Payne, recipient of the Certificate of Outstanding Academic Distinction in the Faculty of Human and Social Development. Paul has been featured in the June 2012 issue of The Ring.

Silver Medal for Excellence in Research

Congratulations to School of Health Information Science Professor Dr. Andre Kushniruk, recipient of the University of Victoria Silver Medal for Excellence in Research.
Media Release
Meet the "Faces of UVic Research - YouTube Video

2011 Healthcare Information Management Systems Scholarship Winner

Health Information Science graduate student Justin St. Maurice was the recipient of the 2011 HIMSS Masters Scholarship.  Read more about the HIMSS Foundation here.

2011 Steven Huesing Graduate Scholarship Winner

Health Information Science graduate student Justin St. Maurice was awarded the Steven Huesing Graduate Scholarship at the 2011 Canadian Health Informatics Award Gala held November 9 in Toronto. Read more about the Steven Huesing Scholarship here.

Opportunity keeps knocking for new grad

Health Information Science BSc graduate Lara Dahle was recently interviewed for a grad profile in The Ring. Read the full article here.

2010 COACH Founding President's Award Winner

Health Information Science student Gurprit Randhawa was awarded the 2010 Founding President's Award by COACH: Canada's Health Informatics Association. Read the News Highlights on page 40 of the November 2010 issue of Healthcare Information Management & Communications here.

Gurprit also had an article published in the October 2011 issue of Healthcare Information Management & Communications.

NEW -- Double degrees: Master of Nursing and Master of Science in Health Informatics.

The double degree option permits nurses who are interested in health information technology to develop graduate level competencies in both nursing and Health Information Science. The option is intended to prepare nursing leaders with a background essential for working in the rapidly expanding field of nursing and health informatics. Graduates will be prepared to take leadership roles in informatics, telehealth, implementation of electronic health care records and other areas of emerging health technology. Learn more about the double degree: Master of Nursing and Master of Science in Health Informatics.

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