Health Informatics Paper 3rd Best at International Congress
(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – October 19, 2010): The Health Informatics Institute at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie honours the achievement of Dr. Mark Ballermann of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta for his showing at MedInfo2010, the World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, held September 12-15, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. Organized by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) the triennial international congress provides a highly scientific exchange of current Health Informatics research from around the world and a meeting place for international leaders in the field.
Dr. Ballermann’s paper titled “Impact of a Critical Care Clinical Information System on Interruption Rates During Intensive Care Nurse and Physician Documentation Tasks” was awarded 3rd best paper out of all the papers submitted internationally, and has been published in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, a leading industry publication. This research is supported by Alberta Health Services and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research Partnerships in Health System Improvement.
Congratulations as well to Dr. Nicola (Nikki) Shaw of the Health Informatics Institute at Algoma University, Dr. Kelly J. Arbeau, Damon C. Mayes of Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, and Dr. R.T. Noel Gibney of the Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alberta, for their respective roles in the research and delivery of this important study.
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About the Health Informatics Institute
The Health Informatics Institute (HII) is a not-for-profit research institute located at Algoma University. The institute is focused on Applied Health Informatics research that improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the health system. Areas of interest include primary and community care, geographic information systems (GIS) for health and games for health. We aim to develop, implement and commercialize research based innovative technology solutions and best practices and strive to maintain a strong network comprised of external academic, government and industrial partners. www.hiiau.ca
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