Digital Health Canada has named the University of Windsor an official continuing education provider for health informatics education.
As clinical practice continues to evolve with the advent of new technologies and the continued integration of technology into the daily care of patients, health informatics plays a crucial role to advance the health care system.
It is now a required skill to integrate technology with clinical workflows to provide the best care to the patient and enable those caring for patients. The data accumulated by this technology can be used to better inform the delivery of care, develop new care pathways, and overall improve the health of our population.
Delivered in partnership with industry partner TransForm Shared Service Organization, the health informatics program covers an array of topics relating to health information management: from the fundamentals of health informatics and project management to systems implementation and project charter presentations. Through this program, TransForm — which serves the five hospitals in Erie St. Clair — looks to create a pipeline of qualified applicants for anticipated employment opportunities within the region’s health system.
Healthcare, data science, and information technology professionals, along with computer science and nursing students, are encouraged to complete this 12 Saturday program.
Health Informatics begins Feb. 26, 2022. The program meets the meticulous standards for curriculum quality and value established by Digital Health Canada and qualifies successful participants for 72 continuing education hours to be used towards Certified Professional in Health Care Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS-CA) certification renewal.
Health Informatics instructors Deborah Dayus of the Faculty of Nursing and Kim Ramirez of TransForm will lead an online info session on Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. They will discuss the importance of health information management within the healthcare system, and how the six-module Health Informatics program can help individuals advance in this growing field.