Introduction to Health Informatics

Introduction to Health Informatics

KWSH-GOV-06 (Advanced)

Course Overview

The course is designed to provide participants with an introduction to the many facets of IT as applied in the healthcare environment. It begins with a definition of the term Healthcare Informatics, discusses the various types of Health Information Systems and covers topics related to the implementation of IT in the healthcare settings including decision-making in patient care, clinical workflow, network infrastructures, standards and interoperability issues, patient data privacy and security.

Target Participants

Healthcare practitioners, administrators, managers and care providers

Course Details

Date/ Time

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM


Singapore Institute of Technology @ Dover

10 Dover Drive

Singapore 138683

Course Trainers

KWSH is delivering the course in partnership with NUS Centre for Health      Informatics

Dr Danny Poo

Dr Danny Poo is a Specialist in Big Data Analytics, Health Informatics, Software Engineering, and Information Management.

Dr Danny Poo has more than 30 years’ experience in Software Engineering and has become passionate in Health Informatics and Analytics over the last 10 years. Dr Poo is the founding director of the Centre for Health Informatics at the National University of Singapore. The Centre is the lead provider of human capital in Health Informatics and its mission is to train healthcare and IT professionals to use Health Informatics to find new and better ways of delivering healthcare to achieve enhanced patient care and satisfaction. The Centre also serves as a hub for Health Informatics research and information exchange. Dr Poo serves in the Steering Committee of the Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC) since 1994 and was the Vice-Chairman of the APSEC Steering Committee from 2003 to 2005. He was also the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of two highly successful International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare in 2013 and 2014. Dr Poo is currently a tenured Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. His research area includes Big Data Analytics, Healthcare Analytics, Software Engineering and Information Management.

Dr Poo received his Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computation from the University of Manchester in 1988, 1985, 1983 respectively.

Course Fees:$3438.55 (inclusive of 7% GST)


Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/ PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in eligible community care organisations.

Please register for the course via AIC Learning Management System. Go to the following URL:

Contact us:

(65) 6422-1300