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Karl yri PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Sunday, 22 October 2006

Karl Øyri

Employed as a Nurse Manager and Researcher at The Interventional Centre (http://www.ivs.no ) at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo, Norway.
Have 15 years of clinical practice from ICU and Cardiothoracic Surgery, and 10 years from healthcare research and administration.
Registered Critical Care Nurse, and holds a Master of Nursing Science from University of Oslo.
Current research: wireless biomedical sensors, wireless sensor networks, information retrieval from healthcare software applications.
Is involved in a number of research projects (http://www.ivs.no/wsn ) supported and funded by the Norwegian Reserach Council, Nordic Innovation Centre, MedCoast Scandinavia and Innovation Norway.
Interested in healthcare informatics, and Open Source Software applications.
Member of the Norwegian Association for Nursing Informatics. Former Board member of the Norwegian Critical Care Nurses Association, European federation of Critical Care Nursing associations and the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses. Current President of the Norwegian Society for Medical Informatics. Co-Chair of EFMI LIFOSS WG and IMIA-SIG-NI OSNI WG.

Contact details:
Karl Oyri
The Interventional Centre
Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet University Hospital
N-0027 Oslo

Tel.: +47 2307 0114
Fax:  +47 2307 0110
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Last Updated ( Monday, 01 January 2007 )
Rod Ward PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Sunday, 22 October 2006


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  • MA Education
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing

 Rod Ward is a nurse with a clinical background in Accident and Emergency and 15 years in nurse education. His masters dissertation examined the teaching of IM&T to pre regisration student nurses and he has since been involved with various health informatics education programmes, with particular emphasis on e-learning components. He became involved with the Internet and World Wide Web developments in the early 90s and since 2000 has been the project manager for NMAP The UKs gateway to high quality Internet resources for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Professions.

Rod’s external activities include:

  • Member Royal College of Nursing Information and eHealth groups

  • Editorial board - Health Informatics Community

  • Executive Committee member & Webspinner of BCS NSG

  • Member of working group developing National Occupational Standards in Clinical Informatics

His web-based developments and online CV can be accessed via http://www.rodspace.co.uk

Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 October 2006 )
Prof. Brian MALEC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Sunday, 22 October 2006

Prof. Brian Malec

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  • Ph.D.in Economics
  • M.A. in Economics
  • B.S. in Education

Dr. Brian Malec is chairperson of the Department of Health Sciences and Professor of Health Administration at the California State University, Northridge. He is also the Director of the Center for Health Research and Community Service.

Dr. Malec has a doctorate in economics from Syracuse University and has over twenty-six years of health administration teaching experience. Dr. Malec is a recognized scholar and researcher in the areas of healthcare information management education and the application of Internet/Intranet technology to health care. He has contributed to the best selling textbooks on information systems entitled, Information Systems for Health Services Administration 5th edition, by Charles Austin and Stuart Boxerman, Health Administration Press, 1998.

Dr. Malec presented at the European Healthcare Management Association conferences in 1997 and 1998. Dr. Malec’s topic was the use of Internets and Intranets by healthcare organizations and physicians. He is also a regular invited presenter at the Physician Computer Connection Conference, which brings together doctors to advance their knowledge of information systems and in particular the current focus on the Internet/Intranet.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 October 2006 )
Dr Jean ROBERTS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Sunday, 22 October 2006

Dr Jean Roberts

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science

  • Fellow, British Computer Society
  • Chartered Engineer (Information Science)
  • Chartered IT professional
  • Member, Institute of Health Management
  • UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (L3)

Jean is an internationally known health informatician with over thirty years in Health Informatics latterly in consultancy since 1990 and in academia, previously within the NHS in England and with multi-national vendors. She had gained extensive experience in strategic health initiatives, knowledge exchange, informatics, marketing, communications and promotion.

Her enthusiasm for ‘spreading the word’ about informatics to support the health domain is typified by activity in over 20 developed countries and nations in transition. She has had significant input to open learning projects across Europe. Her current research interests are in informatics learning for all healthcare practitioners, informatics support to health, social care and lifestyle management convergence and in achieving high quality citizens’ information.

She is active in promoting professional development of health informaticians and in gaining recognition of health informatics as a discipline (www.ukchip.org). She has presented and published internationally on many topics and has significant professional participation in national and international initiatives in health informatics and management, such as medinfo2001. Her current focus is on promoting health informatics as a formal discipline and raising awareness in the general health & social care community, including corporately, nationally and internationally.

Jean’s external involvement includes:
  • Managing Consultant, Phoenix Associates - www.hcjean.demon.co.uk
  • Policy Lead, British Computer Society Health Informatics Forum - www.bcshic.org
  • Council Member, UK Council for Health Informatics Professions - www.ukchip.org
  • Health Informatics Unit, Lancashire School of Health & Post-Grad Medicine - www.uclan.ac.uk
  • Associate Fellow, University of Warwick, Centre for Health Services Studies -www.wbs.warwick.ac.uk
  • Co-Chair, Working Group on Development, International Medical Informatics Association
  • Member of IMIA Working Groups: Education and Training, Organisations & Methods
  • Honorary Member, Foundation for Health Informatics & Telematics, Romania -medinfo.umft.ro/dim/links.htm
  • Expert Panel Member, Information Society Directorate and Directorate of Science Research and Development,
  • European Commission
John BRYANT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Sunday, 22 October 2006

Mr. John Bryant

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Physics

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Fellow of the British Computer Society

John Bryant has extensive experience in the use of information and communications technologies. He has directed a wide range of leading edge projects in the health sector that included a multi-million pound programme to introduce integrated information systems into acute hospitals, the establishment of the national electronic patient record programme, and the development of benefits management and change management programmes. He also has wide experience of managing information services delivery. He has a particular interest in the organisational impact of information systems and the prevention of systems failures. His more recent work has included the use of Internet technologies to support academic programmes.

Recent Publications:
  • Towards a Virtual Resource Centre for Nursing Education. (with DT Olsson and G Wright). Proc Seventh International Congress of Nursing Informatics, Auckland, New Zealand, May 2000.
  • Current Perspectives in Health Informatics. Abbott W, Bryant JR, Bullas, Eds. The British Computer Society, 2000.
  • The Electronic Learning Zone in health informatics. (with DT Olsson). Proc Medical Informatics Europe ’99. Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 1999.
  • Current Perspectives in Healthcare Computing 1999. Conference Proceedings, Editor. British Computer Society HIC, 1999.
  • The importance of human and organisational factors in the implementation of computerised information systems: an emerging theme in European healthcare.British Journal of Healthcare Computing & Information Management, 15(4):27-30, 1998.
  • IT Strategy. Chapter 12 in Essential Facts: IT, Ed, Hudd R. Gee Publishing, 1996
  • Information Management in Healthcare: Introductory Themes. British Computer Society, 1996. Series Editor.
  • Open Systems. Int J Bio-Medical Computing, 39 (1995): 31-4.
  • Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. Vol 48, Nos 1,2, Sep/Oct 1995. Special Issue – MIE 94 Selected Papers. Guest Editor.
  • Towards a HIS Reference Structure. Hospital Information Systems: Scope-Design-Architecture. Bakker, AR, Bryant JR, Ehlers, C-Th, Hammond, WE, Eds. North Holland, 1992.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 October 2006 )
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