Health Informatics News

Welcome to the latest Health Informatics Forum Newsletter!

The Health Informatics Forum is an online portal for the international health informatics community. We have over 11,000 members and a wide range of discussion and resources for health informatics students and professionals. If you are new the forum, please come and say hello on the “Introductions Thread”. 


Latest Discussions

We’ve had lots of great new discussions on the forum in the last couple of weeks. Please come in and join in the discussion or post a new discussion

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How is Health Informatics @ UC San Diego online!

Online Msc in Health Informatics

Clinical Informatics Degree in Dubai


Latest Health Information News

Come and read the latest news in the world of health informatics. If you have a news story you would like us to cover, please get in touch. You can email me:

Industry News: Big Data Company Palantir Technologies Awarded a New $7 Million Contract by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

New agreement for UK family doctors to send de-identified patient data to the CPRD government research database

A wearable smartphone-connected sensor alerting bladder fullness is now available in the US

Join the UK Faculty of Clinical Informatics


Free Online Health Informatics Courses

Don’t forget the Health Informatics Forum has a wide range of free online courses. The courses are comprised of over 130 online lectures you can watch through your computer. Come and try them out:

Introduction to Health IT: Health Management Information Systems

Configuring Electronic Health Records,

Usability and Human Factors

Standards, Networking and Health Information Exchange


I look forward to seeing you on the forum!


Chris Paton


Founder and Editor, Health Informatics Forum





Group Head, Global Health Informatics, University of Oxford

Editor, Health Informatics Forum

Co-Chair, IMIA Association Open Source Working Group

Associate Editor, Digital Health Journal

Associate Editor, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

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