Computer Science Department – TCD
This link connects to the portal of the Computer Science department of TCD.
- The Centre for Health Informatics can be accessed via:
Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland
This link connects directly to the homepage of HISI. HISI incorporates the Healthcare Informatics section of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. It aims to build bridges between computer professionals interested in health care, and health care professionals interested in computing, while supporting and embracing the new professionals of health care Informatics. Members are drawn from information technology, medicine, nursing (HISI-NM), other professions allied to medicine, education, government and industry.
This link connects to the homepage of healthlink Ireland. Healthlink is an electronic communciations project funded by the Health Service Executive. It evolved into a national project with the launch of HealthlinkOnline in 2003. The service is available free of charge to all GPs. Some initial investment is required by Hospitals and Health Areas to become involved. The objective of the Healthlink project is to implement a prototype healthcare communications network with specific reference to Primary Care Practitioners and acute Hospital and agency relationships, and data exchange.
HealthlinkOnline is a web-based messaging service which allows the secure transfer of patient information over the internet. The message types available in the HealthlinkOnline system are:
- Laboratory Results.
- Radiology Result.
- Death Notifications.
- Discharge Notifications.
- Discharge Summaries.
- A & E Attendance Notification.
- Waiting List Updates.
- OPD Appointment Updates.
National GP Information Technology Group
This link connects to the homepage of the gpit group. It was established by the DOHC to facilitate the development of ICT in general practice.
National Health Information Strategy
This link connects to the DOHC health information strategy link of 2004.
Alliance for Nursing Informatics.
This link connects into the hompage of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics US. The Alliance for Nursing Informatics is a collaboration of organizations that represent a unified voice for nursing informatics. The Alliance represents more than 3,000 nurses and brings together 20 distinct nursing informatics groups in the United States, that function separately at local, regional, national and international levels and have established programs, publications and organizational structures for their members. ANI aims to provide the synergy and structure needed to advance the efforts of nursing informatics professionals in improving the delivery of patient care. The ANI Governing Directors group consists of representatives of organizational groups that have a nursing informatics focus and will guide the strategic goals and activities of the Alliance throughout the year.
American Medical Informatics Association
This link connects to the home page of the American Medical Informatics Association. It aims to enable the development and use of information technologies to improve health care.
This link connects to the home page of ASTM (originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials) International, which is a forum for the development of technical standards. It is a voluntary standards development organisation for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services and aims to have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy
- This link connects to the standards section
British Computer Society
This link connects directly to the BCS homepage.
Canadian Health Informatics Association
This link connects to the home page of COACH which aims to promote a clear understanding of health Informatics within the Canadian health system through education, information, networking and communication.
Canadian Health Infoway
This link connects directly to the Canadian Infoway web site homepage. Infoway is a pan-Canadian organisation of the federal, provincial and territorial governments of Canada. It aims to foster and acerbate the development and adoption of electronic health information systems on a pan-Canadian basis.
Centre for Health Informatics Research & Development (CHIRAD) aims to aid in the development of Health Informatics as an academic subject. It is a virtual R&D centre for Health Informatics. This link connects directly to the CHIRAD portal web site.
Connecting for Health, US
This link connects to the homepage of Connecting for Health. It aims to faciliate the realisation of the full potential of information technology in health and health care, while protecting patient privacy and the security of personal health information. Connecting for Health was created by the Markle Foundation, and, is led and managed by Markle. The collaborative is funded by both Markle and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
eHealth Initiative and the Foundation for eHealth Initiative
This link connects to the hompage of the eHealth Initiative and the Foundation for eHealth Initiative which are independent, non-profit affiliated organizations whose aims are to drive improvement in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology.
Electronic Journal of Health Informatics
This link connects to the homepage of the electronic Journal of Health Informatics. Thisi is an international journal committed to scholarly excellence and dedicated to the advancement of Health Informatics and information technology in healthcare. It is a journal for all health professions and informaticians of all levels.
European Health Telematics Observatory
This link connects to the home page of the EHTO. It aims to collect and to disseminate information on all relevant issues relating to health telematics, including European standards, regulatory and ethical issues. It offers a space for displaying interactive news, and a space for on-line virtual electronic demonstrations, available to users, industry and service providers.
European Federation of Medical Informatics
This links connects directly to the homepage of the European Federation of Medical Informatics.
European Health Telematics Association
This link connects to the home page EHTEL. It aims to raise the public awareness for eHealth, Health Telematics and related fields of interest. EHTEL Association also uses this web site for the internal communication with its membership. The information on the web site is reflect their best possible knowledge and is regularly updated.
This link connects to the HIMSS which is a healthcare membership organisation. It aims to advance the best use of information and management systems for the betterment of health care. This link connects directly to the HIMSS homepage.
Health Informatics National Occupational Standards (HINOS)
This link connects to the homepage of the website contains Health Informatics National Occupational Standards (HINOS.
It contains the Skills for Health National Occupational Standards for Health Informatics.
Skills for Health was established in April 2002 with support from the four UK health departments, the independent and voluntary health sectors and staff organisations to become the Sector Skills Council for Health across the UK.
National Occupational Standards aim to describe good practice in the workplace in terms of what individuals need to be able to do, as well as what they need to know and understand.
The National Occupational Standards for Health Informatics are relevant to the following groups of staff within the health sector:
- Knowledge Management Staff
- Information Management Staff
- Health Informatics Senior Managers and Directors of Services
- Clinical Informatics Staff
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Staff
- Health Records Staff
The Health Informatics National Occupational Standards were developed through extensive consultation with practitioners and key stakeholders across the UK. The National Occupational Standards are made up of a total of 141 competences.
Health Informatics – Europe
This link connects to the home page of the HIE the official journal of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI)
Health Information and Libraries Journal
This link connects directly to the home page of the Health Information and Libraries Journal, which is a peer-reviewed specialist journal and international in scope. It aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, students and information specialists in libraries, telecommunications, the computer industry and the health professions to exchange ideas and information within the broad field of health care information and librarianship.
Health Informatics Society of Australia
This link connects to the home page of the HISA. It aims to enable the continuing development of member services by contributing its resources to HISA-News, education, research and industry developments, HISA web site re launch, partnerships with external professional organisations and strong communications.
Health Informatics World-wide
This link connects to a portal of health Informatics worldwide web sites, which is indexed.
This link connects to the homepage of Health Level Seven which is one of several American National Standards Institute (ANSI). It is an accredited Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs) operating in the healthcare arena. It aims to provide standards for the exchange, management and integration of information that support clinical patient care and the management, delivery and evaluation of healthcare services.
IOM Publication: Computational Technology for Effective Health Care: Immediate Steps and Strategic Directions
This link connects to The National Academics Press online. You can access the executive summary for this book free or download the entire report for free by logging in.
Willam W. Stead and Herbert S. Lin, editors; Committee on Engaging the Computer Science Research Community in Health Care Informatics; National Research Council
This link connects directly to the Information Technology Association of Canada. It aims to develop the Canadian information technology industry to its potential via representation to the provincial government and the sponsoring of development programs for its members.
NHS Information Policy Unit
This link connects to the NHS policy division of the UK’s Department of Health.
Nursing Informatics Resource Guide
This link connects to a Nursing Informatics Resource Guide article which provides resources related to nursing informatics including:
- Handling Technology.
- Administration Tools.
- Research Resources.
On-line consulting software
This link connects to the homepage of an IT company, which aims to provide tools to enable the selection of software.
This link connects directly to the homepage of the Society for Computing and Technology in Anaesthesia. It aims to promote research into the use of computing and technology in anaesthesia, the science related thereto, and to disseminate the useful results of such research. It also aims to promote and facilitate education and training in the areas of health IT and health information management.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
This link connects to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 which is a working draft as of the 11th March 2004. It aims to explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities and to define target levels of accessibility. It attempts to apply guidelines to a wider range of technologies and to use wording that may be understood by a more varied audience.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
This link connects to the home page of W3C. It aims to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability.