CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN SRI LANKAN HEALTH INFORMATICS: AN EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Health informatics facilitates data analysis maintaining a better patient-physician relationship, pulling correct information to the surface and bringing new perceptions to current healthcare issues. It makes available the information to health professionals and patients using innovative technologies, streamlined processes with best practices, and meeting regulatory standards. In this study, we focus mainly on identifying the most prevalent challenges of Sri Lankan health informatics in the strategic lenses of education & training and propose a framework to address the challenges. A need and gap analysis was performed to identify the relevant stakeholders, their needs and the gaps. In building the framework, it focuses on identification of the ways to fill the gaps in healthcare industry and suggests steps to improve current status with proper collaboration and standardization. A systematic review has been carried out using online databases such as Science Direct, and Pubmed using key words Clinical Health Informatics, Health Informatics Education, Gap Analysis, Challenges, Needs and Opportunities.
Keywords: Health Informatics, Education, Challenges
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