The following sites provide up to date news about developments in Health Informatics and related fields

Health Care IT News



Here are some recent items of interest

CIO: No longer just 'the IT guy'

New to-do lists loom for 'post-EHR era'

Docs now taking payment by bitcoin

EHR rethink may reduce unneeded tests


Welcome to the Health Informatics Programme, a multi-disciplinary post-graduate teaching and research programme attached to the Department of Information Science at the University of Otago, New Zealand. This site has been developed as an information resource describing the objectives of the program and the teaching and research carried out by its staff and students.

For a brief overview of Health Informatics, check out the item in Wikipedia about Health informatics. We also have a presence on Wikiversity.

For a comprehensive index of Health Informatics/Medical Informatics resources, go to Health Informatics World Wide - New Zealand.

We are affiliated with a UN sanctioned task force.
We have received WHO grants and fellowships.

Please note: The Programme is not accepting any new students.


The University of Otago makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on its web pages. However, the matters covered, including the availability and structure of courses, are subject to regular review and no warranty or representation can be provided regarding the accuracy of such information, and the University does not accept liability for any losses or damage arising directly or indirectly from reliance on the information..