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Translating U.S. Informatics Educational Programs for Non-U.S. Audiences

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Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Abstract

A great deal of informatics educational content has been and continues to be created in the United States. It is incumbent on U.S. educators to consider translating and disseminating such content globally, with the goal of collaborating with other countries to increase informatics professional capacity worldwide. While there are numerous constraints to this endeavour, such as organizational, technological, and cultural differences between the U.S. and other countries or regions, these are not insurmountable. The use of information and communication technologies in the service of disseminating educational materials for informatics training considerably mitigates these constraints, and sensitivity to the needs and customs of countries and regions targeted for educational content dissemination will help to ensure successful implementation of this training.

Keywords

Educational Material Certificate Program Educational Content Open Educational Resource Informatics Training 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biostatistics and EpidemiologyUniversity of Pennsylvania Perelman School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of EducationAMIABethesdaUSA

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