Advances in Health Informatics Conference



AHIC is an biennual, top-tier, peer-reviewed, international Health Informatics conference addressing innvoation, R&D and education and attracting national and international visionaries, researchers, industry experts and government leaders from around the globe.

NIHI felt that it was time for an Health Informatics conference in Canada , one with an ‘applied’ focus, and asking the question, “How can we make a difference?” The first conference was held in 2010 at the University of Waterloo's School of Pharmacy at the Health Sciences Campus in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

AHIC alternates with the Information Technology Communications in Health (ITCH) Conference, held in Victoria, B.C.

York University's Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Schulich School of Business and the National Institutes of Health Informatics (NIHI) are co-hosts of the 2nd "Advances in Health Informatics Conference 2012" (AHIC 2012) from April 25 to 27, 2012 at the York University's Schulich School of Business's Executive Learning Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

About the Co-Hosts 

York University Faculty of Health: York's Faculty of Health believes the key to the crisis in health care is to keep more people healthier, longer. Its emphasis is prevention first, then care when needed - to make a difference in people's lives and make health and health care sustainable for all. Its vision is to educate future global leaders in redefining and advancing health and human science.
York University Faculty of Science and Engineering: The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) at York University provides a high quality education to over 3500 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students in a variety of basic and applied programs. Over 200 full-time faculty members receive over $18.5M in research funding annually, largely through the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Approximately 90 staff members provide quality administrative and technical support to our students and faculty.
York University Schulich School of Business: Known as Canada’s Global Business School™, York University's Schulich School of Business in Toronto is ranked among the world’s leading business schools by a number of global surveys. Schulich’s MBA program is ranked #1 in the world by the Aspen Institute (a Washington, DC-based leadership think tank) in a global survey that identifies which schools are doing the best job of preparing future business leaders for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business. Schulich’s MBA program is ranked #1 in Canada by Forbes, The Economist and Expansión (a Time Warner publication based in Mexico City). The Kellogg global network of EMBA partner schools, which includes the Kellogg- Schulich EMBA, is ranked #1 in the world by The Wall Street Journal, and the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA is ranked #1 in Canada by the Financial Times of London.
National Institute of Health Informatics (NIHI): NIHI is a not-for-profit pan-Canadian institute dedicated to stimulating and facilitating the development of groups, centres and institutes focused on Health Informatics research and education in Canada. NIHI is Canada's first national organization dedicated to fostering Health Informatics (HI) innovation, research and education. NIHI is a virtual, self-sustaining institute of institutes. One of its goals is to be a catalyst in the development of HI initiatives in academia and industry. NIHI seeks to serve as a co-ordinator and facilitator in the development of initiatives dedicated to HI research and education. NIHI’s means of accomplishing this include the convening of conferences, symposia, workshops and think-tank sessions; the sponsorship of a Canada-wide academic forum that unites health informatics teachers and researchers in Canada; educational programs for students in health informatics, and the provision of advisory services to assist individuals and groups to develop organized approaches to addressing the need for health informatics research and education.

Official Media Sponsors:

Healthcare Information Management and Communications Canada  Longwoods Publishing

Canadian Healthcare Technology  Canadian Healthcare Manager

Conference Hosts:

National Institutes of Health Informatics    York University

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