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Events

Upcoming Events:

Fall Open House 2016 : September 28, 4:30pm-5:30pm HSD building, Room A270

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

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Fall 2016 Seminar Series details coming soon. 

Past Events:

Seminar Series: Tuesday, July 26th 12:00-1:00PM in HSD A160

Dr. Tracey O'Sullivan will present Social Participation as an Upstream Strategy in Disaster Risk ReductionThis presentation will also available online. See poster for details.

Seminar Series: Tuesday, March 22nd 11:45AM-12:45PM in HSD A150

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

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!!

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Seminar Series: Tuesday, February 9th 12:00-1:00pm in HSD A150

Sari Palojoki presented Patient safety perspective on Electronic Health Records. See poster for details.

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

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!!

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Seminar Series

Patient Safety through Intelligent Procedures in medication - A European human factors user driven design project

Speaker -Dr. Christian Nøhr

               Professor at Aalborg University

 Date & Time - Dec. 2, 2015 , 12:00 -1:00 PM PST

 Venue          - HSD A170(Also available online)

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Speaker - Dr. Stefan Darmoni

               Professor of Medical Informatics at the Rouen Medical School,

               Head of the BioMedical Informatics Department at the Rouen University Hospital

 Date & Time - Nov. 20, 2015 , 1:00 -2:00 PM PST

 Venue          - HSD A170(Also available online)

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Application of Modular Design to IT Systems and Healthcare Services

Speaker - Dr. Farbod Hagigi           

                Founder and CEO of ClinicalBox,

                Visiting Scholar at Brandeis University

 Date & Time - Nov. 18, 2015 , 12:00 -1:00 PM PST

 Venue          - HSD A170(Also available online)

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How to provide a relevant support for the guideline-based flexible management of complex patients

Speaker -Dr. Brigitte Séroussi

               Associate Professor at the University Pierre et Marie Curie P6, 

               Health Practitioner at the Hôpitaux de Paris,

               Project Manager in Medical Informatics with the French Ministry of Health

 Date & Time - Nov. 20, 2015 , 12:00 -1:00 PM PST

 Venue          - HSD A170(Also available online)

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Improving the Usability of Health Information Systems: From Rapid Usability Testing to In-Situ Analysis

Speaker - Dr. Andre Kushniruk

               Director and Professor at the School of Health Information Science,

               The University of Victoria in Canada

 Date & Time - Nov. 4, 2015 , 12:00 -1:00 PM PST

 Check the playback recording of the presentation

Does the delivery mechanism matter? Translating health interventions to telehealth devices

Speaker - Dr. Karen Courtney

               Associate Professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Health Information Science.

               Dr. Jude Matthews

               Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing.

 Date & Time - Oct. 21, 2015 , 12:00 -1:00 PM PST

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Does the delivery mechanism matter? Translating health interventions to telehealth devices

Speaker - Dr. Aviv Shachak

               Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

                Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Victoria.

 Date & Time - Oct. 7, 2015 , 12:00 -1:00 PM PST

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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!!

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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. Click here for details.

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

HINF Seminar Series 2015:

Date: March 25, 12-1pm HHB Room 110. Guest speaker Johanna Kaipio will discuss Usability in Healthcare: Ongoing Research in Finland. This talk will introduce three ongoing research projects in Finland which share the aim of making end-users more satisfied. Click here for more information.

Date: February 25, 12-1pm HHB Room 110. Guest speaker Dr. Jos Aarts will discuss 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. Click here for more details on the seminar.

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

2016 Infoway Partnership Conference

 
Canada Health Infoway is excited to hold the 2016 Infoway Partnership Conference during Digital Health Week in Toronto, ON.  Join us Nov. 16-17, 2016 in A Conversation About Digital Health.  Watch
for news about the Partnership Conference program and Digital Health Week by following us on social media @Infoway #partnerconf #thinkdigitalhealth.

MedInfo 2017 - August 21st-25th, 2017 in Xiamen, China

Medinfo-2017

The 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MEDINFO2017), is to be held August 21st-25th, 2017 in Xiamen, China. As a brand event of IMIA and a premier international health and biomedical informatics event, MedInfo provides the world’s leading scientists, medical practitioners, entrepreneurs, educators as well as students a high quality platform for sharing of the world’s current research and application in these fields.

For more details, visit the Medinfo-2017 website

Medinfo 2015 Student Paper Finalists, São Paulo, Brazil

Congratulations to Helen Monkman for being awarded second place in the Medinfo 2015 Student Paper Competition

Medinfo 2015 Student Paper Finalist - Helen Monkman

**Photo Courtesy - Christian Nohr

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.

Employment opportunities

Assistant Teaching Professor

The School of Health Information Science is currently accepting applications for a new 2-year limited term half-time (0.5 FTE) Assistant Teaching Professor position. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (or doctoral degree near completion) in Health Information Science, Health Informatics or closely related area. Prior teaching experience in Health Informatics is preferred. Applicants should have a good understanding of Health Informatics and strong communication, organizational and teaching skills. 

For more details regarding the position and how to apply, please see the full advertisement. The application deadline is October 3, 2016.

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