Chris Paton posted a blog post
IOS Press have just published a new open access textbook that is free to download on Evidence-Based Health Informatics by Elske Ammenwerth and Michael Rigby
Click here to download the PDF (7.1MB)

Series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics…
Jun 22
Chris Paton posted a blog post
Job Title: Clinical Information Analyst - Informatics: location Nairobi, Kenya
Reports to: Department Head Research Africa
Your challenge:
Research brings meaningful innovations to market via close collaboration with Healthcare sector.To foster spee…
May 17
Chris Paton replied to Egbe Etchu's discussion Mentors/internships
"The HIMSS suggestion is a good one. What kind of role are you looking for when you graduate?"
May 6
Chris Paton replied to Zesan Zahid's discussion For Health Informatics Lecturer Jobs
"Hi Zesan, I would try contacting the universities in UAE/Saudi directly and see what their plans are for the health informatics departments. We have a jobs board on this site ( but most of the list…"
May 6
Chris Paton updated their profile
May 6
Chris Paton replied to Fernandez Ogbuji's discussion What certifications are supplemental after a masters in health informatics
"Hi Fernandez, I would say getting some experience is the most important thing if you don't have any. If you can align a masters project with real world experience with a company or hospital it would look better than a certificate on you CV in my min…"
May 6
Chris Paton replied to Avilia C's discussion Health Information Exchange questions
"There are some projects in the UK that aim to address this issue:

e-Referrals (Choose and Book) - this system allows GPs to send electronic information to specialists when they refer a patient and also allows the patient to update appointments etc…"
Apr 30
Chris Paton posted a blog post
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:00 AM to Sunday, May 8, 2016, 4:30 PM
Where: The Oxford Launchpad, Said Business School Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP
Register here:
Fancy hacking togethe…
Apr 21
Chris Paton replied to Greg B.'s discussion Opportunities and the Future of the Health and Imaging Informatics Field
"Hi Maia, sorry for the long delay replying. I would recommend attending some of the HINZ events and networking with other health IT professionals in New Zealand. If you go to you will find a list of events and people who you can talk…"
Apr 20
Chris Paton commented on Chris Paton's blog post iHealthBeat Health IT Trends for 2016
"Hi Dr Sheetal, unfortunately it looks like iHealthbeat has now shut down so is not available."
Mar 12
Chris Paton posted a blog post
It’s sad news that iHealthBeat is shutting down as it has been a great source of news and information about Health It over the last few years. In what must be one of their last podcasts, they have a great discussion between Doug Fridsma (CEO of AMIA…
Feb 2
Chris Paton posted a blog post
What we do with Electronic Medical Records data is a hot topic around the world. The UK had its own problems when it tried to launch “Care.Data” ( to extract data from family doctors (General Practitioners)…
Jan 29
Chris Paton posted a blog post
Michale Ollove from The Pew Charitable Trusts, has written an interesting piece on how telemedicine is increasingly being used in prison to avoid prisoners having to visit hospitals and to try and save costs. The story beings with an alarming anecdo…
Jan 26
Chris Paton posted a blog post
Dan Bowman, from Fierce Health IT, has an interesting opinion piece on the thorny topic of National Patient Identifiers. A recent meeting of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) launched a new ‘challenge’ to develop a…
Jan 26
Chris Paton replied to Peter Given's discussion Healthcare Informatics for Nurses
"Hi Peter, look forward to seeing your students on the forum! Good luck with the new course. Chris"
Jan 16
Chris Paton replied to Nikky's discussion Urgent advise needed.
"Hi Nikky, I wouldn't think there would be too much mathematics in a health informatics programme but some understanding of medical statistics would probably be required. There are some good online courses on medical statistics if you need some extra…"
Jan 16

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  • Dear Chris

    Could you helpe me ....please

    Subject : Electronic Medical Records EMR
    Training course / Internship

    Dear Mr Chris

    I am majed rateb mohammad al-Khatib


    Jordan- Irbid

    Bachelor of
    Business Administration

    Yarmouk University

    diploma in secretarial, medical record

    Balqa Applied University

    I am working in

    the Jordanian Armed Forces

    -the Royal Medical Services,

    -Prince Rashed Abn Al Hassan Hospital

      I am looking for
    A training position
    in the field of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) .

    The training period needed is two months 

    which I have a sponsorship that will cover my expenses (volunteer trainer).

    The training sponsorship
    is provided
    my current employer
    the Royal Medical Services
    the Jordan Armed Forces
    Jordan (my country).

    This is a full sponsorship that will cover
    my tickets,
    monthly allowances, medical insurance
    relocation expenses for
    the training period.

    The position has to be in the field of Medical Records 
    the new technologies   in this field


    we can benefit from when I go back to work in the proposed new center
    the Royal Medical Services.  

    I hope you will be able to help develop my skills in this field of EMR
    the benefit of humanity

    I am Looking to back from
    you soon

      Best Regards

    Majed Alkahtib
    Jordinian Armed Forces,
    Royal Medical Services,
    Prince Rashed Abn Alhassan Hospital

  • My staff members are very intrigued by your forum and the courses that are available, however, we do have a few questions. What is awarded upon completion of the courses? How soon after your enrolled do you start the course work? Can you enroll in multiple courses at the same time?

    Thank you in advance for your info and assistance.

  • Hi Chris,

    I have just joined this forum and taking MOOC "Introduction to Health IT System". I want to know whether I ll get any certificate upon successful completion and can I highlight this undertaken course on my linkedin profile.

    Warm regards,



  • Hi,


    Please give me the link for following course




  • Thank you, Chris! It's great to be on this forum!

  • Thanks Chris!


  • Thanks for the warm welcome Chris!

  • Thanks, Chris! I am glad to have found my way here!
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