Position: An important reason for the failure of Health Information Technology (HIT) solutions is that the original design does not reflect the work practices and social relations amongst its users. This also leads to low utilization levels of ‘‘successful’’ HITs, which means that the solution is not utilized meaningfully. This has been shown to be inherent to the complex nature of the healthcare environment.
This fellowship is focused on improving adoption and meaningful use of Health Information Technology (HIT) solutions, with special emphasis on Home-Based Healthcare (HBHC).
Candidates with an information technology background, but strong interest/experience in health informatics are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a nursing (or other relevant) background, but a strong interest in HITs, can also apply.
Research: The research will be conducted together with students in the Health Informatics research group within the School of ICT (www.nmmu.ac.za/sict).
The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to contribute significantly to:
a. The publication of research outputs from current and previous projects;
b. Daily supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate student projects;
c. Strengthening of collaboration with partners (eg healthcare providers); and
d. Conducting and leading fieldwork at a local NGO (specifically in the HBHC context).
Requirements: A Ph.D. Information Technology/Nursing Informatics/Medical Informatics or other relevant field, obtained within the past five years, with a strong background and/or interest in health information technologies (HITs).
Applications: A covering letter and curriculum vitae, including all research outputs and experience should be sent to Prof Dalenca Pottas in electronic format at e-mail: dalenca[at]nmmu.ac.za.
Posting information courtesy of Prof. Graham Wright, Research Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa.
Approach to Online Pharmacies
In the light of the current developments regarding the legislative framework aiming to reduce the amount of falsified medications on the market, and to increase the trustworthiness of online pharmacies, the Health On the Net Foundation has formed an approach to online pharmacies and related websites. More information on the HON website: Recent Updates Regarding the HONcode
Mises à jour récentes concernant le HONcode La nouvelle politique de confidentialité La Fondation Health On the Net a publié sa nouvelle politique de confidentialité qui rentre en vigueur le 28 février 2012. Cette politique de confidentialité s’applique à tous les sites et services possédés et/ou gérés par HON. L’approche concernant les pharmacies en ligne Au vu des développements actuels concernant le cadre législatif réduisant la quantité de faux médicaments sur le marché, et pour augmenter la fiabilité des pharmacies en ligne, la Fondation Health On the Net a décidé de former une approche pour les pharmacies en ligne et sites liés. Plus d’informations sur notre site: Mises à jour récentes concernant le HONcode
HON in the News: The Health On the Net Foundation is often referred to in the news all around the world. Media articles are listed on the website’s Press Corner.
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IMIA will be at HIMSS12, the Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, (HIMSS – http://www.himss.org) on February 20-24, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
IMIA is pleased to continue to be a Conference Collaborator, supporting the event (see http://www.himssconference.org/general/collaborators.aspx) and will have a booth in the Collaborator booth area. We will be located in Hall G at Booth 6 (Lower Level, near shuttle bus and taxi drop-off area, and close to the AMIA and AHIMA booths).
We hope that all IMIA colleagues and friends will stop by to see us. We will have information about the NI2012 Nursing Informatics Congress (http://www.ni2012.org) and Medinfo2013 (http://www.medinfo2013.dk) – and will be happy to talk about any general IMIA issues. NI2012 information will also be at the AMIA booth (Booth 8).
We will be providing some reports here and via other channels about the event – watch out for posts next week about these. Dr Chris Paton (HINZ, IMIA Social Media WG) will also be providing blog posts and tweets, and we are looking to collaborate on these. If any other IMIA members or friends will be reporting from HIMSS12 via blogs, Twitter or other channels, please let us know via email (imia[at]imia-services.org) so that we can help to promote and share your reporting.
The official HIMSS12 hashtag on Twitter is #HIMSS12
HIMSS12 will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, adjacent to the Venetian and the Palazzo hotels, Las Vegas. Full information about the event is at http://www.himssconference.org or for mobile devices at www.himssconference.org/mobile (see information at http://www.himssconference.org/general/newsdisplay.aspx?nid=79477).
HIMSS is a Corporate Institutional Member of IMIA and we are pleased to continue this long-standing collaboration.