Modern health care is unthinkable without modern health information technology (IT). Health care professionals need a solid basis on topics related to health IT to be able to efficiently select, implement and use modern health IT systems. Until recently, health IT topics were not integrated into basic curricula in medicine, nursing or related programs in Austria, often leaving both physicians and nurses lacking in basic competencies in health IT. This motivated the University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT) in Austria to establish postgraduate courses and programs on health information management (HIM) for health care professionals. Previously, 3-day intensive courses for nursing practitioners were held once a year, and covered topics such as project management, process management, health IT management, eHealth and classification systems. Based on the experiences from these intensive courses, it became clear that longer academic programs are necessary to enable in-depth learning and retain knowledge. Join us to discover how UMIT created advanced and accessible courses to meet the growing need of professionals comfortable with health IT. Presented by Elske Ammenwerth, DrSC, FACMI, Head, Institute of Health Informatics, UMIT, Tirol, Austria.
- Understand the theoretical background of collaborative online learning.
- Know about the opportunities of collaborative online learning, but also about the involved challenges.
- Learn about the changing role of the teacher in collaborative online learning.
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