News and events

Past Events:

HINF 2017 Alumni Luncheon, February 8th

We are proud to have Simon Hall, the recipient of the 2017 Human and Social Development Distinguished Alumni Awards, as our Keynote Speaker. Join fellow graduates of the Health Information Science program for a luncheon in celebration of Alumni Week 2017.

Spring Open House 2016 : March 9, 4:30-5:30pm HSD building, Room A264

Come and join us to learn more about an exciting career and enjoy the FREE PIZZA and REFRESHMENTS!!

Alumni Week Luncheon: Wednesday, February 3rd, 11:30am-1:00pm

HINF Alumni are invited to join us for a casual luncheon, to celebrate and bring together graduates of the Health Information Science program! Event is free of charge, but space is limited.  John Bartle-Clar is our keynote speaker and will present From class to chaos; a Hinfer's journey into the digital frenzy. Please register online by Friday, January 29

Spring Open House 2016 : January 28, 4:30-5:30pm HSD building, Room A250

Come and join us to learn more about an exciting career and enjoy the FREE PIZZA and REFRESHMENTS!!

Fall Open House 2015 : October 22, 4:30-5:30pm HSD building, Room A250

Come and join us to learn more about an exciting career and enjoy the FREE PIZZA and REFRESHMENTS!!

Spring Open House: March 5, 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. 

ITCH 2015: Driving Quality in Informatics: Fulfilling the Promise
February 26 - March 1
Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria

Fall Open House: October 23, 4:30-5:30pm HSD building, Room A300

Open House

Thursday, October 17, 2013  4:40pm-5:30pm
Human and Social Development Building A300

Open House

Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:30pm-5:30pm
Human and Social Development Building A300

ITCH 2013: Available, Tailored and Closer: Enabling Health and Healthcare Through ICT
February 21 - 23
Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events:

Watch for information available soon.

Past Events:

May 10, 2017

Dr. Fernando Martin-Sanchez presented "Exploring new challenges for Health Informatics research and education in the context of Precision Medicine".

The presentation is available online. See poster for details.

February 15, 2017

Dr. Mei Chen presented "Reinventing Search for Better Health".

The presentation is available online.  See poster for details.

November 16, 2016

Selena Davis presented "Shared Decision Making Using Personal Health Record Technology: A Scoping Review at The Crossroads".

The presentation is available online.   See poster for details.

November 2, 2016

Dr. Aziz Shiekh presented "Towards the creation of learning health systems"

The presentation is available online.   See poster for details. 

October 26, 2016

Dr. Alex Kuo presented "Big Data: All You Need to Know!"

The presentation is available online.   See poster for details.

October 19, 2016

Dr. Francis Lau  presened "Benchmarking end-of-life care for the elderly in primary care – A knowledge translation project"

The presentation is available online.   See poster for details.

October 12, 2016

Liz Loewen presented "Business Intelligence (BI) in the health care sector"

The presentation is available online.   See poster for details.

October 5, 2016

Dr. John Chelsom presented "Open Source Software in Health Informatics"

This presentation is available online.   See poster for details.

September 28, 2016

Dr. Jeremy Wyatt presented "The past, present & future of clinical decision support"

This presentation is available online.   See poster for details.

July 26, 2016

Dr. Tracey O'Sullivan presented Social Participation as an Upstream Strategy in Disaster Risk Reduction. 

See poster and PowerPoint for details.

March 22, 2016

Dr. Bruce Carleton presented Predicting drug-induced harm in patients before therapy begins. Can it be done and why are data so important? 

This presentation is available online. See poster for details.

February 9, 2016

Sari Palojoki presented Patient safety perspective on Electronic Health Records.

See poster for details.

December 2, 2015

Dr. Christian Nøhr presented Patient Safety through Intelligent Procedures in medication - A European human factors user driven design project.

This presentation is available online. See poster for details.

November 20, 2015

Dr. Stefan Darmoni presented HeTOP Cross lingual Terminology server. This presentation is available online. 

See poster for details.

November 20, 2015

Dr. Brigitte Séroussi presented How to provide a relevant support for the guideline-based flexible management of complex patients. 

This presentation is available online. See poster for details.

November 18, 2015

Dr. Farbod Hagigi presented Application of Modular Design to IT Systems and Healthcare Services. 

This presentation is available online. See poster for details.

November 4, 2015

Dr. Andre Kushniruk presented Improving the Usability of Health Information Systems: From Rapid Usability Testing to In-Situ Analysis. 

This presentation is available online

October 21, 2015

Dr. Karen Courtney and Dr. Jude Matthews presented Does the delivery mechanism matter? Translating health interventions to telehealth devices. 

This presentation is available online

October 7, 2015

Dr. Aviv Shachak presented Does the delivery mechanism matter? Translating health interventions to telehealth devices. 

This presentation is available online

March 25, 2015

Dr.Johanna Kaipio presented Usability in Healthcare: Ongoing Research in Finland. 

See poster for details.

February 25, 2015

Dr. Jos Aarts presented A Sociotechnical Perspective of Electronic Prescribing. Sociotechnical understanding aims to unravel the intertwining between electronic prescribing as a technology and its social and organizational context. 

See poster for details.

February 5, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Zelmer presented Digital Health Today: Perspectives of Canadians and their Clinicians. 

See poster for details.