Changing health care
At Dalhousie, our medical informatics researchers are consistently looking at new ways information technology can benefit our physicians, nurses and health care professionals.
- D-WISE: A Diabetes Web-Centric Information and Support Environment: An E-health Solution Operationalizing Behaviour Change Models and Clinical Guidelines for Patient-centred Diabetes Self-management
- IMPACT-AF: Integrated Management Program Advancing Community Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
- A Computerized Special Authorization Decision Support System for Novel Oral Anticoagulant (NOAC) Therapy
- We're also part of the Research in Medicine (RIM) Program, which helps medical students develop their skills in critical thinking and creativity through a mentored research project. Dr. Abidi is very active in this program: she is a program director in RIM; chairs the RIM Committee for Evaluation of Student Learning; and is a member of the RIM Unit Governance Committee and the RIM Curriculum and Administrative Group.
Notable past projects have included “Pharmacy Services Provided by a Provincial Drug Information System” [PDF - 520KB] and “Zen and the Ethics of Ethics Review” [PDF - 148KB].
We’ve also studied:
- information collection, storage and analysis
- model formation and knowledge translation
- clinical pragmatics, including practical data entry, retrieval and presentation for clinical tasks
- health outcomes, including structured discharge summaries linking activities to results
- learning for health and health care
- training and tools for systematic review
- knowledge translation
- ways to put research findings and products into the hands of practitioners
- using research knowledge to inspire people to act and think differently