ITCH 2019 highlights & proceedings


The School of Health Information Science 7th Annual Conference on Information Technology and Communications in Healthcare 2019 (ITCH2019) was held from February 14-17, 2019. The conference focused on Improving Usability, Safety and Patient Outcomes using Health Information Technology with over 190 participants from 15 countries from around the world presented or attended workshops, the poster sessions and oral presentations. The conference was opened by Jamie Cassels, the President of the University of Victoria. The conference keynotes from Europe, the United States and Asia covered topics that included patient portals, patient engagement, artificial intelligence, big data, electronic health records and decision support systems in health care and their effects on patient safety and outcomes. The co-chairs of the conference were Dr. Elizabeth Borycki and Dr. Alex Kuo from the School of Health Information Science.

The conference proceedings have been published and are available through an open access at and are indexed in Medline.