The January schedule for remote medical education videoconferences in Oaxaca has been updated.
Since 2007, the inter-institutional e-health committee has agreed to integrate all the remote education programs offered by its educational institutions and the Mexican healthcare sector into a single national catalogue.
The purpose of the initiative is to present the different programs and schedules for the transmission of the videoconferences together to achieve more widespread coverage and interaction between the different participating institutions.
Those interested can see the schedule for the 2013 sessions of Remote Tele-education here.
The electronic exchange of information between healthcare institutions and organizations is a constant challenge, especially in implementation and practice related to the use of technologies, guaranteeing and optimizing care processes, decision making and healthcare treatment continuity.
These challenges have been studied by different organizations such as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) and are on the agendas of governments and multinationals such as IBM who estimate that by the year 2015, the quantity of healthcare information exchanged electronically across the world will exceed the flow of information from the financial, industrial, business and government sectors.
Together with situations unique to the Colombian context: 1) The target for connectivity proposed for institutions in the healthcare sector included in the National Plan for Information and Communications Technologies; 2) The obligatory application of unique electronic health records before the 31st of December 2013 (Law 1438 of 2011) and 3) The implementation of guidelines for the development of telehealth (Law 1419 of 2010) are just a sample of the required transformation in the healthcare sector and the challenges that face different organizations and actors involved in the system. The Universidad of Rosario in Bogotá D.C. Colombia, aware of these challenges and opportunities for improvement in the healthcare sector, with the support of datasalud informatica SAS, has gathered national and international experts in issues such as interoperability in healthcare, international healthcare standards, electronic health records, and ICTs in healthcare, amongst others, to offer the first diploma in Shared Electronic Health Records and Interoperability in Healthcare.
The academic program of the diploma was designed for professionals in different disciplines including: healthcare sector managers, healthcare sector professionals (doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, dentists, public health workers, etc.), applied software developers, administrators, university professors, computer engineers, biomedical engineers, electronics engineers, industrial engineers and consultants linked to clinics, hospitals, EPS, and ARP; among other actors. This diploma was held between August 24th and November 3rd 2012, with a total of 100 class hours and had sixteen (16) participants including doctors, computer engineers, biomedical technicians, ICT technicians and administrators, all of whom had experience in the healthcare sector and belonged to companies such as the Fundación Cardio Infantil, the Instituto del corazón de Bucaramanga, Compensar, Saludcoop, Heon, CLTech, Dinámica Gerencial, Timed S.A, Jaime Torres and Cia, Casallas Ingenieros Asesores SAS, amongst others. Due to the success of the academic program, the Universidad de Rosario will hold new editions of the diploma in 2013. Congratulations go to the first group of healthcare interoperability analysts who received their diploma on the 3rd of November 2012. Special thanks go to the diploma faculty: Dra Nathalia Ortega (Colombia).Ing Mario Enrique Cortés (Colombia).Ing. Diego Mauricio López PhD (Colombia).Dr Alonso Verdugo (Colombia).Ing Emilio Alvarado (Colombia).Sr Diego Kaminker (Argentina).Ing Pablo Pazos (Uruguay).Dr Luís Miguel Marquez (México).Dra Selene Indarte (Uruguay).Dr Julio Lorca (España).Dr Daniel Luna (Argentina).Ing Dolores Ojeda Carreño (México). For further information contact the InfoRosario line at 4225321 in Bogotá, 01 8000 511 888 outside Bogotá, the mobile line on 3202306178 or email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, I.D. address, telephone number and email. Source: hl7es.blogspot.com.ar
As part of the 7th Conference to be held at the Hospital Italiano on the 28th, 29th, and the 30th of November, different activities sponsored by HL7 Argentina will be held including courses and certification exams.
HL7 Certification Exams
The pre-certification courses for V.2.7 and CDA will be offered each day exclusively to those attending in person. They will be held simultaneously with other activities and will be free with advance registration by emailing email@example.com, Ref: V2.7 / CDA Course
Applications are now open for doctorate grants from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in: “The Science of Implementation in Healthcare” and “Chronic Diseases Located in the Cardiovascular Area”. Applications close on the 15th of December.
The grants, which last for two years, are for healthcare professionals and include a year studying at the University of Tulane or Harvard University (depending on the doctorate chosen) in 2013 and another year at the Institute of Clinical and Healthcare Effectiveness (IECS) of Buenos Aires, with all expenses paid.
The grant includes a year spent at a North American university. During this period students will take courses that meet the requirements for them to be admitted to the Doctorate Course at UBA and work on their thesis protocols.
Students receiving grants for the Science of Implementation in Healthcare will study at the School of Public Healthcare and Tropical Medicine of the University of Tulane and those receiving grants in Chronic Diseases Located in the Cardiovascular Area will study at the School of Public Health of Harvard University. They will also spend a year working at the Institute of Clinical and Healthcare Effectiveness (IECS) developing their thesis project to obtain the academic title of Doctor of Medicine from UBA.
The grant covers registration, courses, a monthly stipend, flights and health insurance overseas.
The diploma’s main objectives are to increase the efficiency of performance of healthcare professionals and guarantee safety in the use of medical equipment. It starts on the 5th of October.
Over the last 20 years, the number of jobs in the field of bioengineering has increased due to greater demand on the part of healthcare institutions and companies supplying healthcare products who are keen to find the right people to manage the increased technological diversity and interact efficiently with different healthcare professionals. Responding to this situation the ISALUD University has created the first Argentinian Diploma on biomedical technologies to increase the efficiency of the performance of these professionals and ensure safety in the use of medical equipment – in its widest sense.
During the course of the program, the teaching body will address the acquisition and provision of medical equipment; the maintenance of medical equipment; microeconomics applied to managing medical equipment; regulations in biomedical engineering; and quality control in medical equipment. Furthermore, it will include visits and practical activities involving case studies.