Unit 1 Introduction to Quality Improvement and Health Information Technology

This unit will introduce the learned to the concept of health care quality and the importance of meaningful use of health information technology in improving health care quality. The Institute of Medicine aims of quality improvement are used to frame a discussion of the role of health information technology in leading to improvement of patient safety, efficiency, effectiveness, equity, timeliness, and patient-centeredness. The unit will also review the basic principles of quality improvement: set an aim, design a measure strategy, attempt change, and learn about your system. The learner is also provided with examples of how health IT can facilitate quality improvement and how well-crafted HIT solutions can improve safety, effectiveness, efficiency, equity, timeliness, and patient-centeredness of care and accomplish the best care for the whole population at the lowest cost.



Careers in Health Informatics

Dr Chris Paton

This e-Seminar will cover how to develop your career in Health Informatics.


The seminar is hosted by Dr Chris Paton, a digital health researcher at Oxford University and Editor of the Health Informatics Forum. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics and the UK Faculty of Clinical Informatics and worked as a medical doctor in the NHS and New Zealand before specialising in Clinical Informatics research at Oxford University. Dr Paton is Associate Editor for Sage Digital Health and BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making journals.

Tuesday 11th December 2018

7-8pm GMT, 2-3pm EST