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Title:
Educating Health Care Professionals Master’s Program in Health Informatics at Aalborg University
Author:
Ann Bygholm: Danish Center for Health Informatics, Aalborg University, Denmark Ole Hejlesen: Danish Center for Health Informatics, Aalborg University, Denmark Karsten Niss: Danish Center for Health Informatics, Aalborg University, Denmark
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Year:
2013
Conference:
Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013; Copenhagen; Denmark; August 20; 2013
Issue:
091
Article no.:
004
Pages:
15-17
No. of pages:
3
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2013-08-21
ISBN:
978-91-7519-518-6
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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The program in Health Informatics at Aalborg University wasstarted in 1994 as a part-time continuing education for health care professionals. The program is based on a problem based; project organized learning strategy and is structured in a mix-mode way with face-to-face seminars at the university combined with learning activities on a learning platform. Since 1994 both healthcare and the role of ICT in health has changed as ICT systems has matured and grow into being a natural part of everyday practice in all aspects of the health domain. Thus the focus and content of the education has been revised several times during the past almost twenty years in order to meet the changing needs and expectations to health care technology. At the moment we are going through such a revision and in this paper we present our program; the revision process that we are going through; and discuss majortrends and challenges in health care; and how this should be reflected in continuing education of health care professionals within the area of health informatics.

Keywords: Health informatics education; continuing education; future challenges

Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013; Copenhagen; Denmark; August 20; 2013

Author:
Ann Bygholm, Ole Hejlesen, Karsten Niss
Title:
Educating Health Care Professionals Master’s Program in Health Informatics at Aalborg University
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Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013; Copenhagen; Denmark; August 20; 2013

Author:
Ann Bygholm, Ole Hejlesen, Karsten Niss
Title:
Educating Health Care Professionals Master’s Program in Health Informatics at Aalborg University
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