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Source: University of Waterloo

UW's WIHIR launches Health Informatics Alive archive

October 10, 2006

(Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006) -- Over the last four years, the Waterloo Institute
for Health Informatics Research (WIHIR) has developed Canada's most
comprehensive source of recorded presentations on an innovative discipline
aimed at improving health services.

The Health Informatics Alive archive, featuring presentations by leaders in
health informatics, now can be visited by anyone interested in the potential
of health informatics solutions to support a sustainable health system at

Health informatics is an interdisciplinary area that develops new
informatics concepts, as well as extending and applying ideas from computer
science, information science, telecommunications and other disciplines with
the goal of supporting the improvement of the effectiveness and efficiency
of the health system.

WIHIR's archive includes more than 40 presentations in WIHIR's smarter
health seminar series, about 15 presentations from two conferences, 20
presentations from WIHIR's health informatics research seminars and 24
presentations by health informatics students on a wide variety of topics.
The comprehensive presentations can be viewed as videos or as slides.

"We are very pleased to make this health informatics learning archive
available," said Shirley Fenton, managing director of WIHIR. "This is the
largest and easiest to access source of health informatics presentation
content in Canada and it is available at no cost to all."

Speakers whose presentations are recorded in the archive include academics,
industry professionals, and health-care professionals. Topics range across
all aspects of health informatics, from the technological to the

"Anyone with an interest in how information and communications technologies
can be of value in the health system will find the archive to be an
excellent source of information and an inspiration to excellence," Fenton

For more information on WIHIR, please check link or call Fenton, at

WIHIR is a trans-disciplinary institute at the University of Waterloo
delivering value to the health system through information, information
management, and information and communication technologies research.



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