Health Information Science 2021 Seminar Series

Join us for the School of Health Information Science 2021 Seminar Series. This series features International experts in the field of Health Informatics. With the current global changes and demands in health care, optimizing our systems is becoming increasingly important and urgent. This seminar series will focus on how we can use advances in a range of areas like virtual and patient-centered care, AI and data science to improve health outcomes, and to streamline health care processes.

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Past Seminars:

November 17th, Wednesday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time (Recording now available)

Presenter - Dr. Sina Madani Clinical Informatician, Department of HealthIT, Vanderbilt University Medical Center - "Practical Applications of Ontologies within EMR Systems."


June 24, Thursday at 5:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Keltie Jamieson Senior Director, One Person One Record Program IWK Health Centre & Nova Scotia Health Authority - Nova Scotia - One Person One Record Program.

June 17, Thursday at 5:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Linda BirdHead of Implementation Support SNOMED International - SNOMED CT - Global Trends and Strategies. 

June 15, Tuesday at 10:00 am Pacific Time  (Recording now available)

Presenter - Professor Jeremy Wyatt - “What makes CDSS trustable: How can the developers of Clinical Decision Support Systems increase trust in their product” . Poster

June 10, Thursday at 5:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Robert HaywardMedical Director Clinical System Design, Master Builder
Alberta Health Services - Alberta Health Services - Approaches to Interfacing, Interoperation & Integration. 

June 1, Tuesday at 10:00 am Pacific Time (Recording now available)

Presenter - Professor Stephen Rees, (Aalborg University, Denmark) - Commercialisation of medical technology – A description of three cases of taking university research from bench to bedside  Poster 

May 5, Wednesday at 12:00pm Pacific Time (Recording and slides now available)

      Presenter - Dr. Marge Benham-Hutchins, (Associate Professor, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi) - "I Want to Know Everything": Perspectives from Patients on Access to Health Information During Hospitalization" Poster

April 28, Wednesday at 12:00pm Pacific Time (Recording now available)

      Presenter - Dr. Sean Spina, (Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Victoria) - "Hospital at Home: From Inception to Implementation and Beyond" Poster

March 10, Wednesday at 12:00pm Pacific Time (Slides & recording now available)

      Presenter - Dr. Francis Lau, (Professor, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria) - "Modernizing Gender, Sex and Sexual Orientation Information Practices in Canadian Electronic Health Record Systems" Poster

February 24, Wednesday at 12:00pm Pacific Time (Recording now available)

      Presenter – Professor Denis Protti, (Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria) - "A Conversation with Denis Protti: 50 Years in Health Informatics in Canada and Internationally" Poster, Denis Protti’s professional memoirs