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1 Health Informatics in learning
Dr Gary Dyson Bradford

2 What is health Informatics
Integration of revelant clinic informataion in a way which is accessible

3 So not just the availability of information but also a process by which information can be filtered in a coherent manner Must be appropiate to the user

4 Different types Email Blogs Websites Podcasts Libraries eg. Nelm
Electronic Reference Guides eg. Gp Notebook

5 s Lots of websites eg NICE allow you to subscribe to s of their latest summaries     NICE

6 Pros Easy to use Most people understand s Record remains in s Cons No filter Not searchable

7 Blogs A blog (a contraction of the term "Web log") is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.        NELM

8 Pros Allow easy access to large amount of data Nelm blogs
Cons New and not generally understood yet Not every medical format produces Blogs

9 Podcasts A podcast is a series of audio or video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated download, through Web feeds, to portable media players and personal computers. Though the same content may also be made available by direct download or streaming, a podcast is distinguished from other digital-media formats by its ability to be syndicated, subscribed to, and downloaded automatically when new content is added.      NPCI - podcasts

10 Easy to subscribe to Help to use time eg. Listen to in car
One group of people opiion Can not search and compare in same way you can a blog Limitied topic matter at present.

11 Reference Librariries

12 Pros Easy to access Often summaries Information
Not Primary source Material Eg. Other experts have decided meaning of trials

13 Reference Texts GP notebook

14 Pros Quick easy to use Cons Reliabiltiy Of information Can become out of date ?Private company input ?influence of drug companies

15 Group Work Divide into groups and try to find uptodate information using the different types of educational resources. Q What is the latest guidance on Swine Flu Teams. 1. Relevant blogs 2. Relevant websites 3. Relevant Refeence librairies 4. Relevant Podcasts 5. Relevant s

16 The Future As internet speeds develop it is likey that all information / software becomes web based. a. documents will not be stored on your computer but on the internet. b. computer programmes will not be based on your computer eg. google documents / powerpoint c. All information will be accessible via your internet mobile device eg. iphone.


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