Thursday, 17 November 2016, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Ian Herbert, Independent Consultant in Health Informatics

Health informatics is a relatively new, but rapidly growing profession and one which is now an attractive career choice for many IT professionals. It can be defined as using the knowledge, skills and tools which enable information to be collected, managed, used and shared safely to support the delivery of healthcare and promote health. Preserving confidentiality whilst actively sharing records to ensure continuity of care can be a difficult balancing act which clinicians, particularly GPs, face every day – usually doing it to the patient’s satisfaction. Add in secondary uses such as the need for financial accounting and research and the water gets muddier. Ian will examine the issues being identified and will reveal where mistakes and breaches have occurred – highlighting best practice – and lead a discussion on the way forward.


Lindop Building, University of Hertfordshire
University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB


Free for members and non-members

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