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Health Informatics Program combines Healthcare and Computers Did you   know   that   all   you   need   to   apply   to   the  Health   Informatics   program  at   Centennial  College (officially known as Health Informatics Technology) is an interest in computer sciences   and healthcare; at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be  19 years of age or older; compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent; and   Math 11M or U, or 12C or U, or skills assessment, or equivalent?  “I decided to take this Health Informatics program because right now I am a personal support  worker   and   I   wanted   to   stay   in   the   healthcare   field   and   make   a   difference,”   says   a   student  enrolled in the program. “I found that this, as an emerging field, was one where I could do all  that.” Students like this are exactly the types of people who will excel in the offering, according to  Sity Safario, an instructor. “I recommend the Health Informatics program at Centennial College for  anyone who is very much interested in software engineering but also wants to help people,” she  says. The Health Informatics program trains its students for an industry that deals with information,   computer science and health care. It is concerned with the resources, devices and methods that  optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine.  As such, during their three years worth of  Health Informatics courses  students focus on  object­oriented   software   design   methodologies,   user­oriented   interface   design,   structure   of  healthcare information systems, telehealth, data security and privacy in healthcare systems. They  also learn  about  technologies  such  as C#, Java,  J2EE,  Oracle,  MS­SQL  Server,  Unix/  Linux,  Microsoft’s .NET, HTML/ XML, Rational/ WebSphere, Data warehousing and Data mining, and BI  tools in healthcare systems and more. To complement theoretical learning, the offering includes  two software development projects in the field of health informatics. These real world business  applications require students to utilize all the technical, systems and business skills gained during  their studies. Among   the   specific   health   informatics   courses   included   in   this   offering   are:   Network  Technologies (theory classes cover all the fundamental information behind LANs,WANs and their   technologies; lab classes introduce students to the hands on techniques to install, configure and  troubleshoot a physical network environment); Telehealth (students explore the different types of   telehealth applications as well as the legal and regulatory considerations involved in implementing  a telehealth solution. Topics covered include an introduction to the different services targeted by  telehealth   initiatives   and   emphasis   is   placed   on   the   unique   challenges,   relevant   industry  standards and the specific information technology needs of different telehealth programs to date);  Software   Testing   and   Quality   Assurance   (students   are   taught   testing   methodologies   and  inspection approaches integrated into the software development life cycle); and more. Graduates of Health Informatics Technology go on to work as: applications developers, health  data analysts, database developers, systems implementation specialists, record assistants and  business/systems analysts. These professionals are able to analyze and model data, develop  healthcare databases and apply different computer medical­imaging techniques. They are also  

able to use tools, algorithms and health informatics methods for hospitals, schools, healthcare  agencies and public health departments.  Author :­ Jason White View Source : Centennial College ­ Health Informatics Technology

Health Informatics Program combines Healthcare and Computers  

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