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ITCH 2017: February 16 -19, 2017 at the Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC, Canada

BUILDING CAPACITY FOR HEALTH INFORMATICS IN THE FUTURE

February 16 – 19, 2017 at the Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC, Canada

An international conference addressing Information Technology and Communications in Health (ITCH)

Health information technologies are revolutionizing and streamlining healthcare and their uptake is rising dramatically. The variety and range of systems and applications is considerable and there is increasing demand for implementation of healthcare IT in hospitals, clinics, homes and in the virtual space of mHealth, pervasive healthcare and social media. However, to effectively implement these technologies scientific, research, industrial and governmental supports must be strongly in place in order to transform healthcare and build capacity at the regional, national and global levels.

The conference will take a multi-perspective view about what is needed in order to move technology along to real sustained and widespread use. Solutions range from improvements in usability and training, to need for new and improved design of information systems, user interfaces and interoperable solutions, to governmental policy, mandates, initiatives and need for regulation. In addition, greater interaction will be needed among industrial, governmental and academic partners.

This conference is presented by the School of Health Information Science.

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