ITCH 2019: From Research to Practice

Improving Usability, Safety and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology The School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria will be hosting the conference ITCH (Information Technology & Communications in Health) 2019 – an international conference with the theme of “Improving Usability, Safety and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology” from February 14 … Continue reading ITCH 2019: From Research to Practice

New Health Information Breach Notification Requirements Under Alberta’s Health Information Act

Amendments to Alberta’s Health Information Act As of August 31, 2018, custodians and their affiliates now have obligations to provide breach notifications under Alberta’s Health Information Act. More specifically, a custodian (which includes, for example, family doctors, ambulance operators, and regional health authorities) is now required to give notice of any loss or unauthorized access … Continue reading New Health Information Breach Notification Requirements Under Alberta’s Health Information Act

Resource Revamp: Creating a New CPHIMS-CA Review and Reference Guide

Anyone who has successfully challenged the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems – Canada (CPHIMS-CA) exam is likely very familiar with the reliable Digital Health Canada-published CPHIMS-CA Canadian Health Informatics Review and Reference Guide (“Review Guide”). Digital health professionals across Canada have relied on the Review Guide to prepare them for exam-writing success … Continue reading Resource Revamp: Creating a New CPHIMS-CA Review and Reference Guide

Care Coordination is Critical for Mental Health/Addiction Patients

With World Mental Health Day in October, this is a suitable time to discuss mental health and addiction from an overall, healthcare system perspective. Patients who struggle with mental health and addiction interact with the healthcare system on a significantly more frequent basis than the average Canadian. There are many points of care delivery – in … Continue reading Care Coordination is Critical for Mental Health/Addiction Patients

Canadian Team brings home the gold! Health Informatics Standards – Recognized, Contributing, Valued

Standards in health-related data and information are foundational to supporting and enabling all aspects of the health system. Right? Agreed? Maybe? Knowing, understanding and having confidence in our health informatics standards, while not easy, is an essential part of all digital health care, nationally and globally. As Canadians, we fundamentally believe in a publicly accessible … Continue reading Canadian Team brings home the gold! Health Informatics Standards – Recognized, Contributing, Valued

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