Special Guest Lecture
Carlos Luis Parra
Head, Technological Innovation
Virgen del Rocío University Hospital
Location: HSEB 4100C
Date: Nov. 17, 2011
Time: 3:00 pm
Mr. Parra will present: Clinical Informatics at Virgen del Rocío University Hospital: an International Perspective. In this talk, Mr. Parra will first describe the health care system in Spain and at the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital. He will then describe the clinical informatics infrastructure at the hospital, explaining in detail the EHR architecture in the context of EHR regional, spanish and european strategies and the various ongoing research and development efforts being undertaken by his Technical Innovation unit. Finally, he will close by providing his perspective on the most important clinical informatics challenges facing the international clinical informatics community and suggest potential areas of collaboration with clinical informatics researchers in the United States.
Mr. Parra is the Head of Technological Innovation at the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville, which is one of the largest hospitals in Spain with 1.400 beds. Mr. Parra is a graduate of economics at the University of Seville, and he earned a Masters of research in change management in healthcare at the School of Engineering at the University of Seville. Mr. Parra is a Board Member of the Spanish Society of Health Informatics, a Board Member of HL7 Spain, and the Technical Manager of HL7 Spain. He is also a member of the Medical Informatics Technical Committee of the Spanish Agency for Standardization. Mr. Parra has deep experience in developing disruptive innovations in the fields of clinical informatics and telemedicine.
Denise Beaudoin, MD, MSPH, MS
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Location: HSEB 4100B
Date: Nov. 17, 2011
Time: 4:15 pm
Ms. Beaudoin will present: Integrating Biomedical Informatics into Medical Student Education: Where Are We Now? Given the expanding role of technology and information management in today’s health care environment, it is critical that physicians-in-training become proficient in biomedical information knowledge and skills. The Association of American Medical Colleges has recommended that medical students receive a foundation in biomedical informatics and that informatics learning objectives be integrated into medical school curricula. More recently, scientific competencies related to informatics have been defined for future medical school graduates. This presentation will provide an overview of the status of informatics education in US medical schools and describe current plans for implementation of the new Biomedical Information and Informatics Curriculum Thread at the University of Utah School of Medicine.