6th International Conference on Health and Medical Informations Education, Newcastle, Australia, August 14-16 1997: Transformation of health care through innovative use of information technology: Challenges for health and medical informatics education

R. Haux, W. Swinkles, M. Ball, P. Knaup, K. C. Lun

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Abstract

Information storage and processing continues to become increasingly important for health care, and offers enormous potential to be realised in the delivery of health care. Therefore, it is imperative that all health care professionals should learn skills and gain knowledge in the field of health informatics, or medical informatics, respectively. Working Group 1, Health and Medical Informatics Education, of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA WG1) seeks to advance the knowledge of how these skills are taught in courses for the various health care professions around the world, and includes physicians, nurses, administrators, and specialists in medical informatics. IMIA WG1 held its 6th International Conference on Health and Medical Education in Newcastle, Australia, in August 1997. The theme of the conference was 'Transformation of Healthcare through Innovative Use of Information Technology'. This special issue of the International Journal of Medical Informatics on Health and Medical Informatics Education contains selected papers presented at the conference. In addition to the central topic, Educating Health Care Professionals in Medical Informatics the topics telematics, distance education and computer based training were also discussed at the conference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Informatics
Volume50
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics

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