Knowledge Sources
Web Resources
Selected Documents, Articles and Books
Research Resources
Online Courses


Drexel University - Scot Silverstein's Page - This website focuses on the leadership aspec ts of clinical ICTs

Nursing Informatics at Licensed Practical - List of resources and links to nursing organizations, catalogs of nursing schools, and articles detailing the development of the field of nursing informatics

CHIME Health Informatics Resources - gateway to Health Informatics For Teaching, a joint project between CHIME, University College London Medical School and the U.K. National Health Service Education and Training Program in ICT for clinicians

OTA - U.S.Congressional Office of Technology Assessment - closed on September 29, 1995. During its 23-year history, OTA provided Congressional members and committees with objective and authoritative analysis of the complex scientific and technical issues of the late 20th century. OTA was a leader in practicing and encouraging delivery of public services in innovative and inexpensive ways, including distribution of government documents through electronic publishing. This site provides the complete collection of OTA publications along with additional materials that illuminate the history and impact of the agency.

The Directory of Open Access Repositories - OpenDOAR - an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories

Computers in Clinical Practice - listing of selected references on the use of computers clinical practice, maintained by the American College of Physicians and American Society of Internal Medicine

Alliance on Nursing Informatics - organizations, links to the websites of nursing informatics and health informatics organizations, links to online, links to nursing informatics courses and educational materials

The Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation - This journal is sponsored by Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and TechTrans Limited in the United Kingdom and publishes articles inn the area of systems and technology evaluation

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association - AMIA's bimonthly journal presenting peer-reviewed articles for physicians, informaticians, scientists, nurses, and other health care professionals in the areas of patient care, teaching, research, and health care administration

Health Informatics Europe - web-based journal of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) targeted at European health informatics professionals, health care ICT managers, academics in the field of health informatics, health care managers in national government and the European Commission and the industry

IT&Society - is a free web-based scholarly journal publish by Stanford University devoted to the scientific analysis of the social impact of information technology on society, with special emphasis on quantitative survey analysis. The intended audience for this research quarterly includes the community of scholars interested in the social impact of new technologies, as well as policy makers, media analysts, computer professionals and interested members of the general public

ICT Development Digital Library - provides a unique collection of ICT-for-development reports and documents for policy-makers and practitioners in developing countries. It uniquely provides direct, “one-click” access to these documents, and makes these often bulky documents accessible to users on low bandwidth connections

Public Health Agency of Canada - focused on more effective efforts to prevent chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease, prevent injuries and respond to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks, the Public Health Agency of Canada works closely with provinces and territories to keep Canadians healthy and help reduce pressures on the health care system

Journal of Medical Internet Research - leading peer-reviewed non-profit eHealth journal concerned with the use of interactive communications in health and healthcare

Ed/ITLib -EdITLib Digital Library for Information Technology and Education is a source for peer-reviewed and published articles and papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning

ICT Literacy Portal - The ICT Literacy Portal is the "public face" of a fast growing international movement focused on promoting  Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Digital Literacy.  This website provides a rich global resource and collaborative environment for dissemination of ICT Literacy materials, interactive discussions, research information, and international dialogue

Medical Privacy: HIPAA Resource and Information Guide - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, was introduced in 1996 by the U.S. Congress. HIPAA’s privacy rules took effect on April 14, 2003 and covered payment histories and medical records. This gave patients the control over how their health care information is used and/or disclosed. This site list links related to information for patients and business.

Internet Word Stats - Here you will find statistical Internet usage data and population figures for over 265 countries and regions of the world, consolidated from various periodic surveys, presented in a unique and practical way

The Informatics Review - electronic serial published by the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) designed to allow busy medical and information system professionals interested in the latest academic developments in clinical informatics and computing to stay abreast of this rapidly evolving field

Cryptography Links - cryptography and Internet security are a major concern for anyone planning on or currently using the Internet, for various viral reasons. As the technology used to connect people via the Internet advances, so do the viruses and security threats that coincide with them. In order to protect themselves, end users need to implement cryptography which offers a myriad of options and implementation processes.

HealthNex - IBMers and Friends on Networked, Patient-Centric Healthcare: Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange, Clinical Transformation, Biobanking, etc.

eHealth Initiative - the missions of both the eHealth Initiative and its Foundation for eHealth are to drive improvement in the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology. The eHealth Initiative represents many of the stakeholders in the health care community with interests in improving the health care system through the use of interoperable information systems

Telemedicine Today - news and information source for the telemedicine industry, with a readership that includes telemedicine practitioners, physicians, hospital administrators, healthcare information specialists, vendors, consultants, policy makers, and others interested in this dynamic field. The magazine's coverage includes clinical applications, networking, business models, legal and regulatory updates, telemedicine program profiles, and industry news

Centre for Global eHealth Innovation - at the University of Toronto, the center assists the University Health Network (UHN) to achieve its vision of global impact and its mission of exemplary patient care, research and education. The Centre’s main priority is to test and develop eHealth innovations, using the expertise of affiliated researchers who are leaders in the social sciences, technology and health knowledge management fields

Health InterNetwork Initiative - created to bridge the "digital divide" in health, ensuring that relevant information and the technologies to deliver it are widely available and effectively used by health personnel: professionals, researchers and scientists, and policy makers. Launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations in September 2000 and led by the World Health Organization, the Health InterNetwork has brought together public and private partners under the principle of ensuring equitable access to health information. The core elements of the project are content, Internet connectivity and capacity building

Cmap Tools - The CmapTools program empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps. Cmap was developed by the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities. Cmap Tools allows users to construct their cognitive maps, share them on servers (CmapServers) anywhere on the Internet, link their Cmaps to other Cmaps on servers, automatically create web pages of their concept maps on servers, edit their maps synchronously with other users on the Internet, and search the web for information relevant to a concept map. The CmapTools client is free.

American Telemedicine Association - promotes telecommunications technology as mean of access to medical care for consumers and health professionals. ATA seeks to bring together diverse groups from traditional medicine, academic medical centers, technology and telecommunications companies, e-health, medical societies, government and others to overcome barriers to the advancement of telemedicine through the professional, ethical and equitable improvement in health care delivery

European Health Telematics Association - not-for-profit association of all healthcare actors, for the promotion of telematics solutions in healthcare across Europe

Telemedicine Information Service - the objectives of TIS are to bring together those working in the field of telemedicine and telecare; to encourage them to share information and experience; and to provide an information resource on telemedicine activity in the UK

CyberMedicine - website for researchers, medical professionals and students, who would like to advance their knowledge on this emerging specialty in Medicine

eHealth International - electronic journal covering the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration

The Technology Source - a peer-reviewed bimonthly periodical published by the Michigan Virtual University, published from 1997 to 2003 provided thoughtful, illuminating articles that assist educators as they face the challenge of integrating information technology tools into teaching and into managing educational organizations

KMNetwork -World's most reputed Knowledge Management resource Award-winning content, community, research and practices. Contains News.. Articles.. Research.. Books.. Glossary.. Company Research.. Jobs.. Careers.. Events.. Community. Recommended by Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Business 2.0, Computerworld, Information Week, CIO Magazine, InfoWorld, KM World, Chief Executive, New York Times, and most reputed KM experts

Joint Healthcare Information Technology Alliance (JHITA) - AHIMA, AMIA, CHIM, CHIME and HIMSS joined together to form the Joint Healthcare Information Technology Alliance (JHITA) with the intent of pursuing a wide variety of objectives related to the common good of the Alliance membership.Two areas of focus for the Alliance are: 1.) To provide appropriate advocacy for legislation/regulation promoting the effective use of technology and its management, telecommunications, and business process re-engineering. 2.) To be a dynamic force in our industry by developing jointly sponsored offerings including educational programs, market focus groups, research, services and activities relating to information technology and management, telecommunications, and business process re-engineering.

U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration - NTIA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch's principal voice on domestic and international telecommunications and information technology issues. NTIA works to spur innovation, encourage competition, help create jobs and provide consumers with more choices and better quality telecommunications products and services at lower prices

Health Canada - focal point for all matters concerning the health sector in Canada. The site has a wealth of articles and resources related to the important experience with health informatics in the country

InfoDev - Web site of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank focused on issues of information technology

UNESCO Observatory on the Information Society - regularly published Newsletter with briefs and links to significant developments and issues related to the Information Society. The briefs are ordered into the major themes of the Observatory: Action Plans and Policies, Privacy and Confidentiality, Content Regulation, and Access to Public Domain

European Standards for Health Informatics - site of the European CEN/TC251, a committee responsible for standardization in the field of Health Information and Communications Technology with the objective of achieving compatibility and interoperability between independent systems and to enable modularity. This includes requirements on health information structure to support clinical and administrative procedures, technical methods to support interoperable systems as well as requirements regarding safety, security, and quality

Health Level Seven (HL7) - is one of several ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) operating in the healthcare arena. Most SDOs produce standards, sometimes called specifications or protocols, for a particular healthcare domain such as pharmacy, medical devices, imaging, or insurance claims processing transactions. Health Level Seven’s domain is clinical and administrative data.

Open Source Health Care Resources - site on open source software maintained by Minoru Development Corporation

Classifications in Health and Healthcare (DIMDI) - site of the Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information (DIMDI) of the German Federal Ministry of Health. Contain an extensive collection of links to interesting WWW-pages on the field of life sciences and their peripheral areas

IEEE-USA Medical Technology Policy Committee - the Medical Technology Policy Committee (MTPC) is a focal point bringing the expertise of IEEE-USA to address national policy issues such as health care and wellness. The primary objective of the MTPC is to assist in the rational formulation of medical technology legislation, regulation, and policy in the U.S. by preparing and presenting positions in accordance with IEEE-USA procedures - an international non-profit organisation with a mission to help people in developing countries use information and communications technology, most of the work done so far relates predominantly to Africa. With offices in Cape Town, South Africa and Washington DC, is building connections between international perspectives and developing world contexts

Webopedia - online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology

World Universities Ranking in the Web - is being published since 2004 on a regular basis using the web data as indicator of the visibility and impact of the activities of the universities, colleges and research institutions worldwide. The Ranking's original aim was to show the commitment of these organizations to the electronic publication, the open access to scientific results and the internationalization of their activities. As other rankings are more focused on World Class Universities, our purpose is to offer an extended coverage including information about the developing countries' institutions

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) - was held in two phases, with participation of 175 countries. The first phase took place in Geneva hosted by the Government of Switzerland from 10 to 12 December 2003, and the second phase took place in Tunis hosted by the Government of Tunisia, from 16 to 18 November 2005