Health Information Science 2023-2024 Seminar Series

Join us for the School of Health Information Science 2023-2024 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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Upcoming Seminars:

October 4th, 2023 Wednesday at 10am Pacific Time

Presenter - Mihail Popescu (Professor in the department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine at the University of Missouri at Columbia) - “Monitoring technologies for aging in place - the Missouri experience” (Zoom link)


October 11th, 2023 Wednesday at 12pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Paula Valkonen (Doctoral Researcher, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University, Finland) - "Towards Human-Centred eHealth for Older Adults: Understanding Needs and Patient Experiences" (Zoom link)

October 25th, 2023 Wednesday at 12pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Jos Aarts (retired Professor at Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Rotterdam, Netherlands) - “Histories of the Electronic Medical Record in the Netherlands, 1970 – 2015” (Zoom link)

Past Seminars:

June 20th, 2023 Tuesday at 1pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Lauren Zeleschuk, J.D. - "Privacy Laws in Canada overview and examination of two case studies"

May 24th, 2023 Wednesday at 12pm Pacific Time

Presenters - Desmond Guarin (Sr. Business Analyst in Health Information Standards with the Conformance, Integration & Standards team at the Ministry of Health) & Kelly Davison (CNA-Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse, Certified Health Terminology Standards Specialist) - “Toward Digital Health Equity in BC: Introduction to the BC GSSO HIS Standard & Guidance.” (recording available)


May 3rd, 2023 Wednesday at 12pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Éric Maillet, Director of the Health Informatics Programs (Continuing Education Center), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke- "Conceptual and methodological considerations related to measuring the actual use of digital health technologies from a clinician and patient perspective" (recording available)


April 26th, 2023 Wednesday at 12pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Kamran Golchin, Clinical System Architect - "Cognition in the Software Development Lifecycle: A Real-World Experience" (recording available)