News and events

Health Professionals' Education in the Age of Clinical Information Systems, Mobile Computing and Social Networks

Health Professionals' Education in the Age of Clinical Information Systems, Mobile Computing and Social Networks addresses the challenges posed by information and communication technology to health professionals' education, and the lessons learned from field experiences and research.

NEW RELEASE: Handbook of eHealth Evaluation

This handbook presents the science and practice of eHealth evaluation based on empirical evidence gathered over many years within the health informatics discipline. The handbook describes different approaches used to evaluate the planning, design, implementation, use and impact of eHealth systems in different health settings. It also provides a snapshot of the current state of knowledge on the consequences of opting for eHealth systems with respect to their effects and implications on provider performance and health outcomes.

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.