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Health informatics specialists advance equity for sexual and gender minorities by modernizing how identities are documented within Electronic Health Records

A UVic-led research team was awarded funding through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research to develop previous CIHR-funded work in modernizing how sexual and gender minorities are documented and identified within Electronic Health Records.

A student testimonial from the eye of the storm

Rav Goodison explains what it’s like to work full-time in health informatics during a pandemic while completing a PhD online, designing and applying urgent solutions to frontline workers. As a full-time contract project manager working across BC’s burgeoning Vancouver - Lower Mainland region, Rav Goodison is also completing her PhD online at the School of Health Information Science with a focus on improving project delivery. To do this is challenging; to do this during a pandemic even more so.

Dr. Scott Prior, HINF Alum. Appointed as PHSA Associate Chief Medical Information Officer

The School of Health information Science is pleased to share that MSc and Health Terminology Certificate alum Dr. Scott Prior, MD has been appointed as an Associate Chief Medical Information Officer (ACMIO) for Forensic Implementations with Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

Putting nurses at the forefront of the health technology revolution

UVic’s double degree program—the only one of its kind in Canada—trains nurses to select, develop, implement, and evaluate information technology. It gives them the knowledge and experience to identify concerns, design safe and usable systems and address nursing practice issues before and during technology implementation.

VADA program application deadline

The Visual and Automated Disease Analytics (VADA) Program trains health, health informatics, and computational science graduate students to translate complex health data into insights that can be used to improve the health of populations and support health care decision-making. The VADA Program welcomes interested faculty and graduate students to learn about how they can get involved and funded through the program.

NEW RELEASE: Handbook of eHealth Evaluation

This handbook presents the science and practice of eHealth evaluation based on empirical evidence gathered over many years within the health informatics discipline. The handbook describes different approaches used to evaluate the planning, design, implementation, use and impact of eHealth systems in different health settings. It also provides a snapshot of the current state of knowledge on the consequences of opting for eHealth systems with respect to their effects and implications on provider performance and health outcomes.

Action Plan to Modernize Gender, Sex and Sexual Orientation Information Practices in Canadian Electronic Health Record Systems

Join the discussion with The Sex and Gender Working Group on the fourth Tuesday of each month in 2021 and learn more about digital health systems that support safe and effective healthcare for sexual gender minority Canadians.