Date posted: April 1, 2012

First Workshop is being organized at :   MUHS, Pune center, 3rd floor, ESIS Building, Aundh, Pune 411007

On   On 8th and 9th   May 2012

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences – Doctors   are   not   trained   to   understand   processes   in   software   development.   Software   professionals   do   not  understand   complexities   in   medical   management.   There   is  need   of   interfaces,   which   facilitate   interaction  between      medical    professionals    and   software    professionals.     Conducting     training   programs     in   medical  informatics will fulfill this need. In USA 150 such training programs are conducted every year with a goal to  train 10000 people by 2010. US organizations are working towards training 20000 people all over the world  by 2020. India does not have many training programs in this field. Hence, Maharashtra University of Health  Sciences, is conducting introductory workshops to increase awareness regarding this field.

India   has   highly   trained   medical   manpower   which   works   in  state   of   the   art   healthcare   facilities   treating  patients   coming   for   medical   tourism.   We   also   have   internationally   acclaimed   IT   manpower   working   for  fortune   500   companies.   However   India   is   lagging   far   behind   in   medical  research,   in  spite   of  having   16%  worlds population. The hospital management systems available in many hospitals fail to support clinicians  for accumulating clinical  information and   its analysis. The workshops will  help participants to   understand  how to handle medical information so that it is useful for statistical analysis and medical research.

Various examples of possibilities of use of information technology in improving healthcare are provided in  the workshop. We will introduce various application areas of healthcare informatics. The workshop will be  useful    for   all  faculty   members      including    Lecturers,    Readers,     Associate    professors    and    Professors.

Introductory workshop is about concepts and not about programming, so participants do not need to know  programming. Participants will be selected on how they have used information technology in their research


  • a. To increase awareness regarding the field of biomedical informatics
  • b. To enable participants, in understanding complexities in medical information.
  • c. To impart knowledge for database design using controlled terminology.
  • d. To increase use of internet in medical research and for alerts in day to day practice.
  • e. To highlight various application areas of medical informatics.
  • f. To facilitate interdisciplinary interaction amongst various participants. 

At the end of workshop participants will

  • a. become interested in working in the field of medical informatics
  • b. be able to understand problems faced by healthcare and software professionals
  • c. be able to work on small interdisciplinary project.

Fees: Rs.2500/- which includes resource material, tea, breakfast and lunch on both days.

Those interested in attending the workshop are requested to contact :  Dr. Rajeev Joshi, Coordinator for the workshop
Email : / 9822084614

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