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Using MedBiquitous Standards for Mapping, Visualizing and Benchmarking Health Informatics Programs in the US and Europe

May 18 10:55 AM – 12:25 PM

Christos Vaitsis, MSc1, Vera Terry2, Douglas Paul Gagnon3, Loe Wai Lit Alan3, Vasilis Hervatis, MSc1, Nabil Zary, PhD1

1Karolinska Institutet, 2Sidney Medical School, University of Sydney, 3Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Karolinska Institutet

The transatlantic eHealth/health IT cooperation roadmap have highlighted the need for continuous improvement across international healthcare settings and emphasized its’ dependence on effective health related ICTs. Within this context, the role of health informatics professionals as agents of eHealth and health IT is of major importance. Efforts have been undertaken to ensure that the health informaticians are recognized as a distinct profession. Some of the actions are (a) establishing interoperable and comparable health informatics professionals curriculum across the US and Europe; (b) developing ways to enable the facilitation of curriculum data exchange; (c) building a common understanding of how the health informatics profession is constructed between different healthcare educational contexts; and finally (d) use it to promote the quality improvement of healthcare education.

We will demonstrate:

  • A new MedBiquitous compliant curriculum mapping tool from the international SAIL consortium (Australia, Singapore, Sweden)
  • How we implemented the MedBiquitous standards to represent the curriculum of Health informaticians
  • How we used Visual Analytics (VA) to compare Health Informatics programs