Health Informatics

Health Informatics


Clinical practice continues to evolve with the advent of new technologies and the continued integration of technology into the daily care of patients. The data accumulated by technology can be used to better inform the delivery of care, develop new care pathways and overall, improve the health of our population. 

The provincial government has recognized this growing field as a required skill set to advance the health care system, to meet the increasing demand to integrate technology, and clinical workflows to provide the best care to the patient and enable those caring for patients. 

Program Modules, Dates and Instructors:

Dates: February 15 & 22, 2020
Instructors: Dr. Deborah Dayus & Kim Ramirez

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of health/clinical informatics in Ontario healthcare delivery.
  • Describe the healthcare system in Canada and Ontario, related organizations, service models and key factors affecting healthcare.
  • Identify opportunities and strategies for influencing the future direction of informatics locally, nationally and internationally as it pertains to consumers, inter-professional practice and the roles and responsibilities of all involved.
  • Plan and facilitate effective meetings with teams and individuals.
  • Describe basic project management principles including project charter, scope, lifecycle, budgets, resourcing, timelines, milestones, monitoring, status reports. 
  • Apply effective project management and communication principles and strategies for successful implementation of new processes. 

Dates: March 7 & 14, 2020
Instructor: Dustin Reeves

  • Communicate/demonstrate basic understanding of computer networks.
  • Communicate/demonstrate basic understanding of cybersecurity.
  • Communicate basic understanding of electronic health records (EHR).
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of Excel (tables, graphs, pivot tables, dashboards).

Dates: March 28 & April 4, 2020
Instructor: Lesley Janisse

  • Identify and define data types, codes, classifications
  • Explain the need for standards and describe the general pattern for developing standands
  • Become familiar with and utilize basic medical terminology
  • Determine data requirements for various stakeholders
  • Acquire quality, valid and relevant sources of data

Dates: April 18 & 25, 2020
Instructors: Dustin Reeves and Dr. Saeed Samet

  • Communicate/demonstrate understanding of data visualization techniques, result reporting and provide recommendations. 

  • Communicate a basic understanding of health data analytics. 

  • Evaluate data for quality for healthcare delivery and systems management standards  

Dates: May 9 & May 23, 2020
Instructor: Adam Paglione

  • Understand privacy and security requirements related to legal and professional standards in the management of health care information (and Digital Health Canada). 

  • Identify quality assurance and risk mitigation methods for patient safety. 

Dates: June 6 & 13, 2020
Instructors: Kim Ramirez and Dr. Deborah Dayus

  • Utilize effective training techniques to support clinicians in the use of electronic records
  • Group presentations and final evaluation


When: 12 Saturday classes throughout February - June 2020
            February 15 & 22, March 7, 14 & 28, April 4, 18 & 25, May 9 & 23, June 6 & 13

Where: University of Windsor

How: In-class, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Cost: $1800 + hst - with option to pay an initial deposit of $600 with balance owing on a payment plan.  
          Alumni discount of 10% is available. Contact us for more information.

Prerequisites: It will be expected that learners accepted into the program will have:

  • Basic computer skills or course completion in fundamental computer applications such Word

  • Experience working with word processing, email and web browsing

  • Knowledge in statistics and mathematical literacy equivalent to grade 12

  • Post-secondary education in a health-related or business field is strongly recommended

  • English language proficiency

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