Introductions Thread

Hi Everyone,

This thread is to introduce yourself on the site and to let people know about your background.

I'm a medical doctor by training and a Health Informatics researcher and consultant based in Oxfordshire in the UK. I'm currently working with the University of Oxford on a health informatics research project based in Kenya and running the MOOC on this website.

I spent the previous 7 years in New Zealand as a Lecturer in Health Informatics at the University of Otago and as a Senior Research Fellow in Health Informatics at the National Institute for Health Innovation at the University of Auckland.



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  • Hi everyone,

    I am a M.B.B.S ; M.D (Psychiatry) doctor from India. Completed my M.D in January 2007.

    Currently doing Post graduation (MS) in Health Informatics from City University London.


    • Hi Vikas,
      I am a medical doctor with M.B.B.S,& M.S in Human Anatomy,currently working as Associate Professor of Anatomy in a Dental College at B'lore, India.
      I am interested in securing an International Degree in Health informatics .Can you suggest me an ideal school,college or university with nominal fees?Is there a possibility of getting a grant? or fellowship?
      What is the scope for Health informatics in the prevailing situation?
      Please suggest
      Dr.Bhagyalakshmi Gopalan
      • Hi Bhagyalakshmi,

        Nice to hear from you, and glad to know that you are also interested in this field.

        Well honestly speaking I am not aware of any scholarships as such in this course ( It may be possible that, you may get sponsorship from your college/University or any hospitals ?)

        You can get MSc. in Health Informatics from Australia, U.K, USA, or Newzeland and several other countries also.Fees is everywhere nearly same as such with minor variations, the difference is in the living cost according to my view.

        I am doing MSc from City University London and I would suggest you to go through there website and also of some other Universities (find out by goggling ) to get some idea about the course structure, content, future prospects and than we can discuss further.

        For City University the website address is


        • Hi Bhagyalakshmi,

          I am Puspa. Informatics study can cover a wide area of topics. It would help if you asked around to find out the type of skills that would serve you well. There are many MS courses offered but the modules can differ. IMIA WG1 group has defined a set of skills but again it will depend on what you need.
          There are online degrees for your convinience too.

          Cheers / Puspa
          • Hi Puspa,

            Can you suggest me universities in US which offer MS in health informatics course.

        • please what is the current tuition fees

      • I am gayan from Sri Lanka our Post Graduate Institute of medicine Colombo Having MSc in bio informatics mainly doing health informatics  and me too doing Msc in health informatics there . If u like try on it . Thanks

    • Hello Dr Vikas!!

      I am Dr Deepika Sharma , a Homoeopathic medical graduate. I want to pursue my career in Health informatics.
      please guide me about the various opportunities one can get after pursuing masters degree in HI.
    • Hi

      I am a Dentist , from India , I have an offer from City University London for Msc in Health Informatics , wanted to ask you , how challenging is the course as I am from a Science background.




  • I'm M.D., and Medical Informatics Management [MSc] is my second field of study,
    Specially in the field of Electronic Health Record and other national eHealth projects.
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