Informaticopia

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Give Nurses A Bigger Role In Improving Health Care - Kaiser Health News

Give Nurses A Bigger Role In Improving Health Care - Kaiser Health News

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Are Your Ears Burning?- 20 Tools for Tracking Social Media Marketing"

Are Your Ears Burning?- 20 Tools for Tracking Social Media

Guy Kawasaki's foreword for Presentation Zen

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:
I am as guilty as the resr when it comes to ppt
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Denmark Leads the Way in Digital Care - NYTimes.com

Interesting article on how Denmark Leads the Way in Digital Care, from the NYTimes.com

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Revised IMIA Education Recommendations Published

Revised IMIA Education Recommendations Published

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) have recently published revised recommendations on Education in Biomedical and Health Informatics. It can be downloaded from the Schattauer web site

The 16 page document is the culmination of several years work by experts from around the world and provides the first update since the IMIA guidelines were first published in 1999. It includes a review of major publications in the field and tries to draw together developments from significant fields and applies these to identify the knowledge and skills needed in the area. The recommendations focus on the educational preparation needed for specialists in Biomedical and Health Informatics, but also suggests areas and competencies for Continuing Professional Development courses and initial education for clinicians.

I am not aware of any programme which achieves everything that is recomended, but dows provide a useful basis for those developing or revisiong educational provision in the area.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Clinical Education and Development Lead to develop and lead the ‘Embedding Informatics Clinical Education’ (eICE) programme

Clinical Education and Development Lead to develop and lead the ‘Embedding Informatics Clinical Education’ (eICE) programme

NHS Connecting for Health (or whatever their acronym is this week) are re-advertising the vacancy for a one year secondment to the post of Clinical Education and Development Lead to develop and lead the ‘Embedding Informatics Clinical Education’ (eICE) programme of work. The post will now be a secondment and they are happy to consider applicants who want to apply on a part time basis whilst maintaining other commitments.

The full advertisement and application form is available on NHS Jobs (job reference 930-CR5081) at http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/cgi-bin/vacdetails.cgi?selection=912407067.

The job description says "The successful post holder will design and implement a health informatics clinical education strategy for the NHS and will therefore probably come from either a strategic workforce development or a clinical education background. The post holder will be a strong communicator, influencer and tactician and have a strong track record in managing small teams to deliver high quality outcomes. He or she will need to demonstrate both credibility and passion about the importance of informatics in clinical practice."

If it wasn't only available as a "secondment opportunity for NHS employees" and wasn't based in Leeds I might have been interested in applying for this one.

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