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Benedeth Ezejimofor is now a member of Introduction to Project Management
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Athar Haque replied to Athar Haque's discussion Medical Informatics Course : Batch-30
"Thank you for your continued interest in Medical Informatics Course. We do not accept payment through credit /debit cards, Paypal or Western Union.

Options for course fee payment:

Option-1: You send Course fee Demand Draft (DD) along with completed application form through speed post / courier.

Option-2: You can make wire transfer directly to our institution's bank account. Details are given on the fee page http://ehcfsmi.edu.in/fee.htm of the website.
For, option-2 you can send Admission Application Form as an email attachment on haque@ehealth-care.net .

You have to transfer/ send US$ 92 or INR 5500

For more details please browse http://www.ehcfsmi.edu.in"
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Suleman Atique updated their profile
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Chris Paton via Twitter
Answer by @DrChrisPaton to Looking for effective and affordable online courses in HIT (Health Information Technology… http://qr.ae/oex9N 
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Qualifacts raises money to bring its digital health records to more health care providers http://flip.it/SW6Uy 
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Julissa Rodriguez is now a member of Public Health IT
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Julissa Rodriguez and Dr.Vrushali Kherde joined Health Informatics Forum
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Mumtaz Hussain Shaikh replied to Athar Haque's discussion Medical Informatics Course : Batch-30
"Thanks for such information, please guide me how I can register for this course and I am Pakistani what will be total fees."
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Erin Goetz, Desmond Asiedu, Jamali Yakubu and 1 more joined Health Informatics Forum
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Chris Paton via Twitter
Google's 'perfect human' project isn't evil, it's business http://theverge.com/e/5708040  via @verge
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Aamal Radhi, Patience chinwadzimba, Amanda Pulfer and 5 more joined Health Informatics Forum
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Athar Haque replied to Chris Paton's discussion Introductions Thread
"Initiative, commitment, and leadership have been hallmarks of my personality. I have 20 years of professional experience. I am an entrepreneur with technical mind and been equally engaged in business, teaching and social space. I set up my own Information Technology and Consulting firm, M/s. eHealth-Care (eHC) in 2001 and have been running it successfully ever since. In August 2003, we registered an NGO eHealth-Care Foundation (eHCF) where the Board of Governors elected me the President to promote a project named ‘eHealth-Care’. This project involves streamlining the health delivery system and building patients’ health history database. The Government of India has conferred ‘eHealth-Care Foundation’ the National Award for Year 2004 Exemplary Implementation for eGovernance Initiatives (Silver Icon) under ‘Innovative Operations and Best Practices’ – Professional Category. "eHealth-Care" project was one of the finalists in the "Stockholm Challenge Award 2003/2004". In year 2007, I starte…"
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Athar Haque replied to Athar Haque's discussion Medical Informatics Course : Batch-30
"Thank you for your interest in Medical Informatics Course. As Pharmacy Informatics is an integral component of Medical Informatics, please refer to the article’s link below:
http://studentdoctor.net/2010/12/career-spotlight-pharmacy-informatics

Our course is highly focused and subject-centric. We have incorporated all the aspects practically required in Medical Informatics. It arms the students with IT skills which they use as an effective tool in their field."
yesterday
akshita garg replied to akshita garg's discussion Graduate Certificate
"Hi Chris,

Thanks for your reply. Actually, I want to be in the administrative area since I do not have any medical background. I am pasting a link for the course:http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-medicine/departm...

I'll appreciate if you could provide more insights if by doing this course a person can get a job with no prior experience.

Thanks.

Regards,
Akshita"
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Chris Paton left a comment for Mumtaz Hussain Shaikh
"Hi Mumtaz, I've just added Pharmacist (and a few other options) to the registration form. Cheers, Chris"
Monday
Dr. Sandeep Madhukar Wankhede’s discussion was featured
hi i am dr. sandeep. i have passed my graduation in M.B.B.S. and now i am working as medical officer in public sector. but i am not satisfied with my job because i am strongly interested in computer related health jobs in corporate. so will anybody help me out what can i do for that?
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HiI am a functional consultant working in mumbai.Kindly guide me as to how to get HL7 certification.What options are available? Any online training?
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Medical Informatics Course : Batch-30

eHCF School of Medical Informatics, promoted by eHealth-Care Foundation invite you to the 3 months distance learning program leading to Certificate in Medical Informatics.Application Last date 14 August 2014Course start date 15 September 2014For all details browse: http://www.ehcfsmi.edu.inCall us on +91-9313764794 (24 Hours Support)

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4 Replies · Reply by Athar Haque 4 hours ago

Introductions Thread

Hi Everyone, This thread is to introduce yourself on the site and to let people know about your background. I'm a medical doctor by training and a Health Informatics researcher and consultant based in Oxfordshire in the UK. I'm currently working with the University of Oxford on a health informatics research project based in Kenya and running the MOOC on this website. I spent the previous 7 years in New Zealand as a Lecturer in Health Informatics at the University of Otago and as a Senior Research Fellow in Health Informatics at the National Institute for Health Innovation at the University of Auckland. Cheers! Chris

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Graduate Certificate

Hi, I am thinking of pursuing a health information management graduate certificate degree from Portland Oregon.I have no prior work experience in this field, so will appreciate if someone can tell me what are the job prospects after doing this course for a fresher.  Thanks.

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Harvard's Health Information Technology Executive Program

Hello All, I hope you all find information below on Harvard School of Public Health Executive and Continuing Professional Education's Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care helpful.     Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care February 2–6 (Part 1) June 1–5, 2015 (Part 2)Boston, MA https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/Health-IT Improve quality, safety, and efficiency through health information technology and gain the leadership skills you need to drive results. You will learn to design an effective health IT strategy and gain the tools to implement this strategy effectively. Modules in this program include IT strategy and governance, EHRs, maximizing quality and safety, and clinical informatics strategy and innovation. In this executive-level program, you will: Improve your ability to increase quality, decrease costs, and advance patient safety through health information technology; Enhance your health IT leadership skills, focusing on…

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ONC Medical Informatics Fellowships

ONC announces an opportunity for Medical Informatics Fellows to promote standards-based interoperability, clinical quality improvement and clinical decision support. The Medical Informatics Fellowship is a 1-2 year term appointment in which the physician serves in the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Goals: Apply knowledge and expertise to advance the ONC mission of  interoperability. Understand the role the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in regulating and certifying health information technologies. Understand how Health IT impacts the delivery of health care today and serves as a driver of practice transformation and payment reforms. Required: By completion of the program the Medical Informatics Fellow is expected to: Complete one (1) written critical analysis of an area of medical informatics or applications of health IT outlining current opportunities, challenges and recommended…

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MIT Technology Review: Data-Driven Healthcare Report

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Best schools for MHI

Hello Everyone I am relatively new to the IT field. I have a medical background and wish to pursue masters in health informatics from a good school, possibly on campus. Would like to start a discussion here about the best schools for this program. PLease contribute and share from your experiences.

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Google and Novartis to Develop "Smart" Contact Lens for Diabetics

The FT is reporting that Google and Novartis are going to market a new type of contact lens that can detect glucose levels in people with diabetes. The lens uses a sensors that can detect glucose levels in eye fluid and send the results of a smartphone carries by the user. They are also developing an 'auto-focusing' lens that can help people who have difficult shifting from near to long-distance vision.

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Health informatics Vs Bioinformatics

I got admitted to Bioinformatics and health informatics graduate program in The University of Texas El paso and University of Missouri, columbia respectively. I could not decide between the two courses as I am not sure which of them has good career options. By the way, I stay in US. So please members of this forum help me in getting a better perspective. I will be awaiting for your replies.

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16 Replies · Reply by Hary Shenoy Mar 7, 2012

Career in Health Informatics

I would like to start a discussion where people can learn more about Health Informatics Career. For example: what are the job prospects in this field and where one can find the stats of people who graduated with Health Informatics Master degree hold a steady jobs. It would be great if all of us can share our experience and how it is like to be in this field.

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75 Replies · Reply by pranay Oct 9, 2013

Certificate versus Masters degree

I am wanting to further my education in health informatics but one of my biggest questions is what is the difference, as far as curriculum, between a certificate program and a masters degree program. I am leaning towards a MBA at Georgia State University mainly because it is a totaly classroom setting. Yet, I've noticed numerous programs that offer a certificate. These programs are of course far less expensive than GSU but they are mainly online programs. Thoughts?

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14 Replies · Reply by Julie Murugi Mar 17, 2012

Best schools for MHI

Hello Everyone I am relatively new to the IT field. I have a medical background and wish to pursue masters in health informatics from a good school, possibly on campus. Would like to start a discussion here about the best schools for this program. PLease contribute and share from your experiences.

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4 Replies · Reply by Kim Mozejko Jul 19

ONC Medical Informatics Fellowships

ONC announces an opportunity for Medical Informatics Fellows to promote standards-based interoperability, clinical quality improvement and clinical decision support. The Medical Informatics Fellowship is a 1-2 year term appointment in which the physician serves in the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Goals: Apply knowledge and expertise to advance the ONC mission of  interoperability. Understand the role the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in regulating and certifying health information technologies. Understand how Health IT impacts the delivery of health care today and serves as a driver of practice transformation and payment reforms. Required: By completion of the program the Medical Informatics Fellow is expected to: Complete one (1) written critical analysis of an area of medical informatics or applications of health IT outlining current opportunities, challenges and recommended…

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Introductions Thread

Hi Everyone, This thread is to introduce yourself on the site and to let people know about your background. I'm a medical doctor by training and a Health Informatics researcher and consultant based in Oxfordshire in the UK. I'm currently working with the University of Oxford on a health informatics research project based in Kenya and running the MOOC on this website. I spent the previous 7 years in New Zealand as a Lecturer in Health Informatics at the University of Otago and as a Senior Research Fellow in Health Informatics at the National Institute for Health Innovation at the University of Auckland. Cheers! Chris

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249 Replies · Reply by Athar Haque yesterday

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