ElectronicHealthcare 1(2) December 2001 : 46-51
With the growing recognition that there is a severe shortage of qualified health informatics experts who can understand, manage and use information and communication technologies in health settings, there is an urgent need to advance health informatics education and training in Canada. Given this rising demand, it makes sense to pool together the limited resources available to create a health informatics learning community. A consortium of educational institutions, health organizations, professional associations, government ministries and the private sector could build up a critical mass of qualified health informatics experts, develop online health informatics content and create flexible programs that could be easily accessible from multiple institutions for learners with different learning needs across the country. This article looks at what's ahead with health informatics education opportunities in Canada over the next few years.
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