Johns Hopkins Offers New Health Informatics Degree

An indication that Health Informatics is really taking off as a profession and research area:

BALTIMORE – The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will offer a new degree program in informatics this September.

The one-year Master’s degree program is designed to prepare graduates for informatics leadership positions in clinical, public health and scientific settings.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) approved the new program in June.

According to program literature, graduates “should be capable of developing or leading innovative applications of information technology and information systems that address biological, clinical or public health priorities, studying how information is organized and used and evaluating this work to contribute to the scientific field.” Program requirements include core, selective and elective coursework, grand rounds and a capstone project.

Source: Healthcare IT News

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Funded Health Informatics Masters Project at the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is advertising a funded Masters project in Health Informatics:

Introduction of robotic assistance into aged care: falls and falls prevention

This masters project is part of the University of Auckland healthcare robotics collaboration with ETRI, a Korean software company, and is supported by a grant from MoRST.

The masters student will examine activity patterns of older people in Selwyn Village, Auckland, in order to link these patterns to falls and develop robotic-based interventions to prevent falls. As part of this project you will use activity monitors to collect data over three months on those who have fallen frequently in the past.

The masters fund supplies a stipend of $14,000 and some research costs and payment of enrolment fees.

If you are interested in applying to do this masters project, please email Associate Professor Ngaire Kerse at n.kerse@auckland.ac.nz or phone her on +64 27 439 3788

More information about the masters project is available at

https://wiki.auckland.ac.nz/display/csihealthbots/Healthcare+masters