An academian posed this question to me back on Friday – “What would I teach teritary sudents on Healthcare Applications if I had a chance to design their curriculum”.
Now this is something worth mulling over. Why do I write, speak, evanglise about Healthcare Informatics? Why do I bother building up a knowledge repository at BinaryHealthcare.com? Why am I spending my time and effort on getting the Healthcare Informatics Certification started in Singapore (and the region)?
Because I want to make a difference to my industry. Because I want to help raise the bar. Because I am passionate about what I’m doing. Because Healthcare Informatics can save lives!
The thought of helping local teritary institutes in shaping their curriculum did occurred to me several years back (when I was still working in a Hospital) and I contacted them to volunteer my time and expertise. I did get invited to several meetings but nothing fruitful ever came out, in fact I had it easier with overseas universities, professional associations and climbing the “corporate ladder” in the area of Healthcare Informatics than volunteering my services in “my own backyard”.
But now, I actually have a chance to make a difference to the local scence… well.. sort of.
The ultimate decision on whether my help will be utilise relies largely on the insitute’s final decision, pending on my answer to the question – “What would I teach teritary sudents on Healthcare Applications if I had a chance to design their curriculum”.
Lets hope 2008 will be a good year of Healthcare IT Evanglism!