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International Perspectives on Program Accreditation for Professional Education in Informatics, Medinfo 2013

Health and Human Services InformaticsMaster's degree programme Kaija Saranto, Professor, PhD, RN, FACMISirpa Kuusisto-Niemi, Ms.Soc.Sc.,Lecturer Department of Health and Social Management


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Contents

  • Health and Human Services Informatics master’s degree programme

  • Experiences of the accreditation process

  • Impact of the accreditation on education, research and society


Health and human services informatics education in finland

Health and Human Services Informatics education in Finland

  • Only Master's programme of its kind in Finland

  • Established in 2000 as major; permanent programme since 2005

  • The aim is to produce professionals and researchers in information management for the needs of health and social care

  • Based on IMIA Recommendations on Education in Health and Medical Informatics from the very beginning

  • Master´s degree program 2007, 120 ECTS points

    • BA degree or corresponding studies as a background

    • Supplementary studies max 60 ECTS points

    • Personal study plan for each student

    • Multifaceted teaching with web studies, email

    • Assessment and feedback system


Definition

Definition

Health and Human Services Informatics (HHSI) is understood as the management of information resources of an entity, e.g. an organisation, covering the activities, actors and methods in the production of health and welfare services for the public and private sectors and organisations.

Resources are understood as data warehouses, programs, devices, communications arrangements and people as sources and utilizers of information.


Health informatics and related fields

Health Informatics and related fields

Context: health and social sciences

Mod. Mantas 2011


Students

Students

The students represent the whole country:

Eastern Finland 40%

Metropolitan area (Southern Finland) 30 %

Middle Finland 10%

Western Finland 10%

Northern Finland 10%

Graduated 119 (8/2013)

Rovaniemi

Oulu

Kajaani

Vaasa

Kuopio

Joensuu

Jyväskylä

Varkaus

Tampere

Mikkeli

Lahti

Kouvola

Turku

Helsinki


The paradigm for health and human services informatics

THE PARADIGM FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES INFORMATICS

Main concepts:

Actors mean users or producers of social and health services

Data is the hierarchical continuum from data to knowledge

Intervention means the planning, implementation, evaluation or use of services

Technology means social and technical procedures used in processing, analysing, storing or retrieving data related to actions


The paradigm for health and human services informatics main concepts and research focus

THE PARADIGM FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES INFORMATICSMain concepts and research focus

http://

Body of Knowledge in Informatics

Steering and organizing of information management in work processes

Conext: Health and Social Care

Intervention

Data

Use of ICT

Data models, structures

Technology

Actors

Knowledge management and informatics competences


Knowledge and skills areas in hhsi 2013 2014

Knowledge and skills areas in HHSI 2013-2014


Imia ga beijing 23 10 2012

IMIA GA, Beijing 23.10.2012


Experiences

Experiences

  • The evaluation process itself was familiar due to various evaluations at the university

  • The focus on informatics was very rewarding

  • The expertice of the panel members was high quality

  • Instructions for self-assessment were clear and guided the analysis of the programme in a comprehensive way

  • The data collection was challenging due to fragmented databases

  • The timeframe of the process was optimal for us

  • The site-visit was highly valued by the university staff


Impact of the accreditation

Impact of the accreditation

Education & Research:

The guidance to improve both structure and content of the curriculawasveryrewarding and ithelpedus:

  • To focus on student’s optimum time to graduate

  • To improveprocedures in integratingteaching and research moreintensively

  • To stress the importance of quantitative research methods

  • To focus more thoroughly on outcomes of the education, especially on significance of students’ thesis


Impact of the accreditation1

Impact of the accreditation

Society:

  • The programme is now an established brand

  • Contacts with alumnis have been intensified eg. annual seminars

  • Number of applicants was slightly higher this spring

  • Co-operation with research units having convergent research interests has increased


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