4 results for Abernethy, David

  • Infiltrating IT into primary care: A case study

    Cockcroft, Sophie; Parry, David; Breton, Alice; Abernethy, David; Gillies, John (1999-12)

    Working or discussion paper
    University of Otago

    Web based approaches to tracking students on placement are receiving much interest in the field of medical education The work presented here describes a web-based solution to the problem of managing data collection from student encounters with patients whilst on placement. The solution has been developed by postgraduate students under the direction of staff of the health informatics diploma. Specifically, the system allows undergraduate students on placement or in the main hospital to access a web-based front end to a database designed to store the data that they are required to gather. The system also has the important effect of providing a rationale for the provision of electronic communication to the undergraduate students within the context of healthcare delivery. We believe that an additional effect will be to expose practicing healthcare providers to electronic information systems, along with the undergraduates who are trained to use them, and increase the skill base of the practitioners.

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  • Using the Internet to teach health informatics

    Parry, David; Breton, Alice; Abernethy, David; Cockcroft, Sophie; Gillies, John (1999-12)

    Working or discussion paper
    University of Otago

    Since July 1998 we have been teaching an Internet-based distance learning course in health informatics. The development of this course and the experiences we have had running it are described in this paper. The course was delivered using paper materials, a face-to-face workshop, a CD-ROM and Internet communication tools. We currently have about 30 students around New Zealand, a mixture of physicians, nurses and other health staff. Some teaching methods have worked, some haven't, but in the process we have learned a number of valuable lessons.

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  • The development of an electronic distance learning course in health informatics

    Parry, David; Cockcroft, Sophie; Breton, Alice; Abernethy, David; Gillies, John (1999-12)

    Working or discussion paper
    University of Otago

    Since 1997 the authors have been involved in the development of a distance learning course in health informatics. The course is delivered via CD-ROM and the Internet. During this process we have learned valuable lessons about computer-assisted collaboration and cooperative work. In particular we have developed methods of using the software tools available for communication and education. We believe that electronic distance learning offers a realistic means of providing education in health informatics and other fields to students whom for reasons of geography or work commitments would not be able to participate in a conventional course.

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  • Teaching a diploma in medical informatics using the World Wide Web

    Pascoe, Richard; Abernethy, David (1996-09)

    Working or discussion paper
    University of Otago

    Please note that this is a searchable PDF derived via optical character recognition (OCR) from the original source document. As the OCR process is never 100% perfect, there may be some discrepancies between the document image and the underlying text. Note that Figures 1 and 2 are not very legible due to the relatively poor print quality of the original document. Clearer versions of these figures have been created and attached as separate files (Figure-1.pdf and Figure-2.pdf).

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