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Faculty of Health (HH) – Health Informatics

Location: School of Health Policy and Management, 406 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building, Tel.: 416-736-5157, Fax: 416-736-5227, E-mail:
Chair of School: E. Schraa
Undergraduate Program Director: C. El Morr
Professors: J. Lexchin, D. Raphael, M. Rioux, M. Wiktorowicz
Associate Professors: F. Ahmad, T. J. Daly, S. Dinca-Panaitescu, L. Ginsburg, N. D. Halifax, L. Lum, G. Reaume, P. Tsasis
Assistant Professors: C. El Morr, R. Gorman, E. Schraa, H. Wong

The Health Studies program explores how and why our health care system must continually renew itself and develops students’ understanding and analytic skills in becoming future leaders with vision and innovative edge. The School of Health Policy and Management offers a broad perspective on all aspects of the health care system and fosters an understanding of how the broad determinants of health such as income and ethnicity, that influence the health of Canadians. Learning takes place not only in classroom settings but also through field placements. The faculty in the school are internationally recognized for their research and teaching.

Information technology is increasingly used in the management and administration of health care systems. From the electronic storage of patient records to the collection and analysis of health information, the use of electronic information is an increasingly important tool for modern practitioners and administrators.

In the Health Informatics program, students will gain specialized knowledge in the acquisition and application of research, analysis, and system design within the context of health care decision-making, resource allocation and program evaluation.

The School of Health Policy and Management offers an Honours BHS program in Health Studies and Specialized Honours BHS degrees in Health Management, Health Policy and Health Informatics. Also available are Honours Minor programs in Health Management, Health Informatics and Health Policy and a Cross-Disciplinary Undergraduate Certificate in Health Informatics as well as a Professional Certificate in Health Services Financial Management.