The UCLAN Health Informatics Dinner on September 28th

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20 years ago, John Howard and I were asked to developed a new MSc course. In order to meet the needs of our potential students, we decided that we needed a blended learning solution. We validated the first MSc to be delivered by blemnded online learning at the University, and the course has run ever since. Find out more here To celebrate 20 years of health informatics at UCLAN and to mark John and Bev's long service, we held a celebration at the Oaks Hotel, where we held many weekend residentials. (Spot the naughty sofa!) The evening was a great success, thanks to all who attended.
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Health Informatics at UCLAN is 20 years old this year!

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20 years ago, John Howard and I were asked to developed a new MSc course. In order to meet the needs of our potential students, we decided that we needed a blended learning solution. We validated the first MSc to be delivered by blended online learning at the University, and the course has run ever since. Whilst I have not been involved formally since 2010, I have maintained contact with John as course leader. Bev Ellis who joined us in the early days has also  stayed with the programme, and since 2010, Bev and John, helped by Paul Reid and, more recently, James Hill have run the programme as an online programme. In 2018, the programme is evolving again. Jane Fitzgerald, one of our own alumni, is  joining the team.…
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The NHS at 70. How informed are we?

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The UK national health service has reached its 70th birthday. There is, in my view, no better national health care system when it comes to achieving its goal of providing universal healthcare irrespective of one’s ability to pay. When the NHS started, our information system was the Lloyd George envelope. Today, in the NHS we make use of some of the latest modern technology, including latest information technology. We hear about how artificial intelligence is going to help us address the ever increasing challenge of meeting the needs of an ageing population. During a recent patient episode, And MRI scan was considered a routine part of my care at my local district Hospital. So how are we to judge the use of technology to provide the best information to support…
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