UW's WIHIR launches Health Informatics Alive archive
October 10, 2006
WATERLOO, Ont. (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 link
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 psycho-social.
"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 said.
For more information on WIHIR, please check link or call Fenton, at 519-888-4074.
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.