A Social Network and MOOC for Health Informatics Professionals and Students
The Institute of Technology, Tralee has announce details of its 2013 Postgraduate Bursary Programme. Graduates holding a relevant level 8 honours degree (H2:2 or higher) are invited to submit an application to be considered for entry to the Institute’s register of masters by research programmes. Successful applicants will be awarded a bursary of €12,000 (€6,000 per annum), and the Institute will cover all student fees, for a maximum period of two years. Postgraduate students are expected to…Continue
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Training programmes for Health IT have been running for 4 years in the US under the HITECH act. These are short, specific courses which are non-degree in nature and are carried out in Community Colleges. The US government has invested $67m so far in the programme. An evaluation of the results shows most students to be min-career, mid 40's, with about 50% having a health background while the rest are converting to Health IT. Further details…Continue
As part of the discussions at eHealth week, Dr Farzad Montashari, National Coordinator for Health IT, US Department of Health and Human Services shared some thoughts about workforce training in eHealth. The stimulus package in the US provided $117m for workforce programmes and an evaluation of the impact will be available soon. However Dr Montashari has some interesting points to make.
The funding was spent in a number of areas:
Curricula development for 5 eHealth roles with…Continue
Dr Farazad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT, US Department of Health and Human Services gave us an update on the state of play of eHealth in the US. Like the rides in Disney, which stipulate you must be "this tall" to play, he proudly announced that after 4 years of implementation of the HITECH act, the US had grown a bit and was now ready to play.
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I attended the EU-US Health IT Cooperative Assembly event during eHealth week 2013 in Dublin. There were some excellent presentations from Alex White from the Department of Health, Ireland, Karel de Gucht, EU Trade Commissioner, Dr Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT, US Department of Health, Peter Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Health and Well-being, DG CNET, Enda Kenny, Taoiseach, Therese Murray, President of Massachhusetts Senate, Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary, US…Continue
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eHealth Week will be held in Dublin from MAy 13-15 this year. It looks like a very exciting program, especially the mobile health symposium which is being hosted by HIMSS Europe.
“eHealth solutions are critical in the delivery of a world class health system and offer significant opportunities for stimulating economic growth” said Dr James Reilly TD, Minister for Health in Ireland."
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The papers presented at the Health Informatics Society of Ireland Conference last November are now available here
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Chase Resourcing are recruiting for a client in Munster. Their client is well on its way to becoming an international entity with plans to expand their services to mainland Europe. This is a superb opportunity to join a…Continue
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The Institute of Technology in Tralee is offering a very generous scholarship for an M.Sc by research which includes the following:
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I couldn't make the Health Informatics conference in November due to lecturing commitments but I had a look through the powerpoint slides for the conference presentations which can be accessed online here. There is a lot of very exciting Health Informatics research taking place in Ireland at the moment, despite the recession and the difficulties getting funding. Take a look for yourself …Continue
Added by Peter Given on April 14, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments
Dundalk IT has announced 20 FREE places on the higher diploma in Science in Computing (Healthcare Software stream). This course is part of the Irish Government's ICT Skills scheme. It offers a one year conversion program for graduates of non-computing disciplines and focuses on specialist modules in…Continue
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The Irish Government steering group on research prioritisation has recommended 14 areas for a total funding of 500 million euro. One of the priority groups mentioned is "Connected Health and Independent Living". The following quote is taken from the document;
"This priority area is focused on technologies that facilitate remote delivery of…Continue
Added by Peter Given on March 7, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments
There are a growing number of healthcare related companies in Ireland looking for IT staff. Here are a few links if you are interested. I will post any further links I am made aware of on this blog
WhatClinic uses a search engine to gather health related information that make it easier for a patient to choose a clinic. They are looking for…Continue
I thought it would be fun to summarise what I have been blogging about these last few months. Wordle can fast track through a blog and find the most common words. You can click the image below to get a larger view. However it doesn't pick up phrases like "Health Informatics" or "Electronic Healthcare Record"!
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