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The government Clinical Practice Research Database (CPRD) has collected de-identified patient data from UK GP practices research for 30 years leading to thousands of peer-reviewed publications.A recent agreement between TPP and CPRD has meant that n…
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Sep 26
Chris Paton replied to Chris Paton's discussion Introductions Thread
"Welcome Ben!"
Sep 21
Chris Paton replied to Chris Paton's discussion Introductions Thread
"Hi Annette, welcome to the forum!"
Sep 21
Chris Paton posted a discussion
If you work in the business of information technology applications in healthcare, how do you describe what you do?
The term "digital health" is becoming increasingly popular in scientific community (in the UK at least) to describe the application of…
Sep 21
Chris Paton posted a blog post
Focus Issue Co-Editors: Suzanne Bakken (Columbia University, New York, NY; Tiffany Veinot (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI); Jessica Ancker (Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York, NY)
Description of Special Focus Issue
While investments in h…
Sep 21
Chris Paton posted a blog post
In accordance with recommendations made by the IMIA General Assembly, the Nominating Committee is pleased to make public a request to all IMIA Members who are interested in appointing a nominee for the position of IMIA VP MedInfo for the 2019 - 2021…
Sep 20
Chris Paton replied to Ahmed Selim's discussion Job opportunity with zero experience
"I'd suggest talking with the hospital IT department and see if they need clinical champions for any projects - this would give you experience of what kind of roles clinical informaticians get involved in. You could also talk with the government or m…"
Sep 13
Chris Paton replied to Sulaiman Badamasi's discussion PhD Topic
"Hi Sulaiman, it would depend on what topics you are interested in and what you are looking to do after your PhD - can you give us some more information?"
Sep 12
Chris Paton replied to Ahmed Selim's discussion Job opportunity with zero experience
"Hi Ahmed, it will be important to also get experience if you are looking for health informatics roles. Are there any projects with your current employer that you can participate in while you do your masters?"
Sep 12
Chris Paton replied to Chris Paton's discussion Introductions Thread
"Welcome Nada"
Sep 12
Chris Paton replied to Chris Paton's discussion Introductions Thread
"Welcome Siva!"
Sep 6
Chris Paton replied to Nega B Getaw's discussion MSC in Health informatics books
"Hi Nega,

there are quite few good books - we have a list here:

I would recommend getting the textbook recommended by the course though as your assignment will likely be based o…"
Sep 5
Chris Paton left a comment for Stephen Letchford
"Great - hopefully see you there."
Sep 5
Chris Paton left a comment for Amara Malik
"Hi Amara, unfortunatley, this is an independent website, so it doesn't give certificates and you wouldn't be able to use the online course for your GPA.
Best wishes,
Sep 5
Chris Paton left a comment for Stephen Letchford
"Hi Stephen, welcome to the forum! Will you be at the HELINA/OpenMRS conference in Nairobi - would be great to see you there! Chris"
Sep 5

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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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I'm the founder of the Health Informatics Forum. I'm a UK-trained medical doctor and work as the Group Head for the Global Health Informatics Group at the University of Oxford's Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health. I am currently the Principle Investigator of a research project to map Health IT use in Kenya.

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