NEW PLANS TO CREATE A PHD PROGRAM IN MEDICAL INFORMATICS

THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IS PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK SEEKING TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTERIZATION IN THE HEALTH SECTOR, FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES.



May 19, 2017

Great projections for the development of medical informatics and medical education at the University arise from the participation of our Academic Institution in the National Center on Health Information Systems (CENS) and the International Forum on Health Informatics, which took place at the School of Medicine.
 
 
Specialists from Germany, Brazil, Spain and Chile participated in this symposium, called by the President of the Cens, Steffen Härtel, with a view to the creation of an international PhD program in Medical Informatics and, in this perspective, the visitors met the facilities of the Clinical Simulation Center of the School of Medicine.
 
 
The Cens is composed of the Catholic University of Chile, the University of Chile, the University of  Concepción, the University of Valparaíso and the University of Santiago. "We are very well positioned, because at the School of Medicine we have an area of Medical Informatics, a group that is being consolidated in this field and, with this Center we are going to set an example at the national level, and hopefully at the world level, too." said the specialist from the UTALCA, Sergio Guinez,.
 
 
In that context, acting President Gilda Carrasco pointed out that, after the positioning of the University in this area, there has been an important 15-year development in bioinformatics. "This link to the Cens is also very important to enhance the area of Medical Informatics at the School of Medicine, and a third element is to attract students to the Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences, in this line of research," he said.
 
 
For his part, Stephen Härtel - researcher at the School of Medicine of the U. of Chile- remarked that it is necessary to update Chile and Latin America in medical informatics and, at the same time, he highlighted its advantages in areas such as the management of waiting lists, in care quality and in medical education.



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