Mobile Health Symposium: Imagine the Possibilities of M-Health Technologies

Mobile Health Symposium:  Imagine the Possibilities of M-Health Technologies

This event hosted by Dr. Diane Doran and the NHSRU will feature guest speakers including health care clinicians  and  researchers  in  nursing,  medicine,  engineering, and computer science to discuss the relevance of mobile health care solutions for promoting safer patient care.Topics include:

National Institute in Nursing Informatics

Dr. Lynn Nagle and a number of guest faculty from across Canada will be hosting a National Institute in Nursing Informatics in Toronto, Feb. 3-5 2011. 

Currently, the three day event is scheduled to include the following curriculum items:

Moore’s Law in Healthcare

As informatics specialists (aspiring and established), we have all probably heard mention of Moore’s Law. This law describes a long-term trend in computer hardware where the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. As users we have experienced that transition as we have witnessed computers evolve from room sized machines to portable laptops and tablets.

Data... data... everywhere

In the past I have been intrigued by the use of flu and cold medicine retail sales data to track seasonal health patterns.  The usage of this sales data is just one demonstration of the value of electronic data leveraged to support health care.  Along a similar vein, an article by Rosie Lombardi (Technology for Doctors Online) describes research completed by Mark Dredze and Michael J.

Mobile communication technologies in healthcare: Policy implications for both clinicians and consumers

Have the policies for the use of mobile technology in your organization kept up with the times?  The organization where I am employed is currently struggling with policy development to protect patient confidentiality without impeding information sharing.  Because of this, I was drawn to the editorial by Sara Jackson in FierceMobileHealthcare, ‘Smart Phone Bans: Does your hospital need a policy?’ 

HIMSS Position Statement on Nursing Informatics – vision for the future?

The HIMSS position statement “Transforming Nursing Practice through Technology & Informatics” was recently released and was sent to me via a colleague who is involved with the HIMSS Ontario Chapter.  The main feature of this report that caught my attention was its overall reflective tone and measured recommendations for the future.  In sum, it is (in my estimation) a well crafted blueprint for the development of nursing informatics in the co

The end of Google Health – a new opportunity?

This article from Canadian Healthcare Technology came across my desk today and I’m a little saddened that Google didn’t see the value in maintaining this free service.  I wonder if the MOHLTC would consider offering a simplified version of this tool on their website as a strategy for encouraging the engagement of Ontarians in their own health.

ONIG Communication Strategy and blog

Over the next few months, the ONIG communication team will go about revising how we communicate with the larger ONIG membership. We're hoping to use this website more effectively to broadcast informatics related news and keep our membership engaged.  Hopefully by fall 2011, we'll have a stronger presence on our website, complemented by other social media tools like our twitter feed (@onigrnao) and the potential use of Linkedin.

ONIG Education Day - June 13th, St. Joseph's Health Care London

Monday, June 13, 2011 (All day)

Registration for the June 13th Education Day is open.  Please click here to begin the registration process

**Registration closes June 9th at 23:59 EST for in-person attendance.  Webcast and OTN registration will remain open**

Download PDF agenda (includes map of SJHC London)