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Bootcamp 2

Health Informatics Bootcamp 2

The 12 Challenges in Advancing eHealth

Summer 2016: July 14, 19, 21, 26, & 28; August 2 & 4, 2016
12:00 - 2:30 PM ET - 7 live, interactive, online sessions using Webex

Registration - NOW OPEN!  
Worm Rate Deadline: June 24; Early-Bird Deadline: July 1

Bootcamp 2 is an online intensive, highly interactive course which focuses on the 12 key challenges in advancing eHealth.

Based on our widely acclaimed Bootcamp program, Bootcamp 2 is concept, new content, new format. However, the program provides all of the Original Bootcamp content through our online library.

►The Bootcamp begins with participants viewing 4 videos that introduce eHealth and Health Informatics, and describe some of the most significant basic challenges that prevent or delay our realization of the positive effects of eHealth.

►This will be followed by 7 live online sessions which feature round table discussion.  These live discussion sessions will be led by Canada's leading experts in eHealth and clinical informatics, Prof. Dominic Covvey & Dr. Tom Rosenal.  They consider eHealth challenges from the technology, management, fiscal, policy, psychosocial and clinical perspective. 

►Access and guidance to the extensive online Bootcamp library material - one of the largest eHealth video libraries in Canada with presentations by leading experts in Health Informatics, eHealth and health technology - will be available for the participants to delve into for greater understanding.

►Participants who successfully complete the live online sessions of Bootcamp 2 will receive a certificate of participation with 17.5 CPE credits (17.5 HIM CPE credits for CHIMA members).

►Participants will receive an additional certificate for successful completion of the follow-up part of the Bootcamp. Each participant will take one of the challenges and prepare a written report (after completing the online archive) of the challenge/problem and possible solution(s) within the subsequent 6 months. These reports will be reviewed and commented on by the instructors. Upon successful completion of the report, the participant will be awarded the follow-up certificate.

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The 12 Challenges

  • Recognizing and Understanding Complexity
  • Responding to and Addressing Complexity
  • Change Management
  • Adapting Technology to Human Aspects
  • Contracts, Particularly Government Contracts
  • Software Tools
  • Completing Competent Evaluations
  • Valuing Solutions Developed Elsewhere
  • Using and Managing Consultants
  • Applying Usability Analysis
  • Adequate and Appropriate Protection of Patient Privacy
  • In Depth and Life-long Learning to Gain Competence

Click here for the article these 12 challenges originated from titled
"eHealth Doublespeak – Enteric Coating for our Problems"
by the instructor Dominic Covvey.


Focus and Format

  • Understanding the key challenges associated with eHealth
  • Examining issues from all key perspectives
  • Focusing on critical thinking
  • Learning rather than teaching focus
  • Participating as a teacher
  • Discussing in a round-table format
  • Experiencing the teacher as a mentor and remediator of misunderstandings
  • Driving knowledge acquisition and navigation through personal interest
  • Learning from the crowd


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Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)
Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA)
COACH - Canada's Health Informatics Association
HIMSS Ontario
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