|Vol. 24, No. 16||September 1, 2002|
Telemedicine and Health Informatics Courses “Reach Out” to the Public
By PAMELA LEWIS
The University of Texas
Health Science Center at Houston
A course in telemedicine, which includes defining the market and technical and clinical applications, will soon be offered by The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.
“The course is aimed at groups that are serious about doing telemedicine,” said Kim Dunn, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor. “During the course, they get an appreciation for the field and what’s necessary to implement it in the real world. They will learn how to take advantage of technology, implement it appropriately, get the right outcomes, and make process improvements.”
The course will be offered to the public next spring.
The school is further expanding its educational service to the community by presenting a two-day course on general informatics aimed at a broad audience from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28.
“We basically use computers to manage biomedical information – we want this course to show participants what health informatics can do,” said Elmer Bernstam, M.D., course director and clinical assistant professor of health informatics at the UT-Houston School of Health Information Sciences. Bermstam also holds a joint appointment in internal medicine at the UT-Houston Medical School.
The course is primarily lecture, with some opportunity for questions and discussion. A total of 11 one-hour lectures, two half-hour lectures and two group lunches (provided) will occur. Registration is limited to 50 participants. The deadline is Sept. 15.
Continuing dental, medical and nursing education credits are available. For registration information, visit http://www.shis.uth.tmc.edu/ShortCourse/index.cfm or call Debbie Todd at (713) 500-3903.
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