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CIRSS Seminar - IS4H: Information Systems for Health in the Americas


Friday, October 13, 2017
4:15pm - 5:15pm

126 IS

Event Details

Session leaders: Ian Brooks, iSchool Research Scientist
Description: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO), has embarked on an ambitious strategic goal of strengthening health policy and decision making throughout the Americas by developing the "Information Systems for Health" framework.  This project seeks to define strategies, policies, standards for interoperable and interconnected systems, and best practices in health data management for improving decision-making and well-being. It assumes that a successful national level information system for health must be conceived as an integrated mechanism of interconnected and interoperable systems and processes that ensure the convergence of data, information, knowledge, standards, people, and institutions.

This talk will present the current status of the IS4H framework and the supporting tools being developed. It will also discuss the iSchool's role in the project and lay out opportunities for future engagement.

* Biosketch:
Dr. Brooks holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and spent more than a decade in the pharmaceutical and technical software industries before joining the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002. He established and directed the Health Sciences group at NCSA before moving to the iSchool full time as a Research Scientist in 2015.  His research spans a wide range of projects within the broad area of health informatics and is currently focused on his collaboration with the World Health Organization.

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