Let's Talk Informatics

The Let’s Talk Informatics series has been developed to inform and excite people about clinical systems and information, which lead to positive patient outcomes.
The goals of the series are to:

· Identify what knowledge and skills health care providers will need to use information now and in the future.

· Prepare health care providers by introducing them to concepts and local experiences in Informatics.

· Acquire knowledge to remain current with new trends, terminology, studies, data and breaking news.

· Cooperate with a network of colleagues establishing connections and leaders that will provide assistance and advice for business issues, as well as for best-practice and knowledge sharing.

The Let's Talk Informatics series is recognized as an approved continuing education provider by the following organizations:

  • Digital Health Canada (participants can claim 1CE hour for each presentation attended)
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Nova Scotia Chapter for one Mainpro+ credit by providing content aimed at improving computer skills as applied to learning and access to information.
  • The Canadian College of Health Information Management approves this series for professional members of Canada’s health information management association - CHIMA (1 CPE credit per hour).

Certificates are available to attendees following each session.

Contact Let's Talk Informatics by email at letstalkinformatics@nshealth.ca.

Upcoming Events

Let’s Talk Informatics – Nova Scotia’s Virtual Care Revolution (September 24)

We are pleased to welcome Katie Heckman and Stacey Lake from Nova Scotia Health’s Information Management & Technology (IM/IT) Virtual Care team as our guest speakers for the next Let’s Talk Informatics webinar – Nova Scotia’s Virtual Care Revolution on September 24.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virtual Care team facilitated the onboarding of over 3000 clinicians across the province to Zoom for Healthcare, as well as undertaking many other virtual care related activities in order to support health care delivery throughout the pandemic. This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities associated with the unique circumstances that prompted a revolution in virtual care in Nova Scotia.

Details & Registration

Archived Let’s Talk Informatics Events

July 2020 - Finding your way in a time of uncertainty: Informatics & the COVID-19 Hub

June 2020 - Role of Nova Scotia Health's Performance and Analytics Team During COVID-19

May 2020 - NSES Nova Scotia ECG System

Feb 2020 - Smart Pumps: Improving Patient Safety Through Technology

Jan 2020 - What is Case Costing?

Nov 2019 - Translational Research in Medical Imaging Informatics in Nova Scotia with a focus on Machine Learning

Oct 2019 - Let's Talk Informatics - Virtual Virtual Care: Successes and Challenges in a Changing World of Technology

Oct 2019 - Let's Talk Informatics - Analytics and Quality Improvement: A Key Connection

Sept 2019 - Let's Talk Informatics - Development and Implementation of a NS ICU Database

Sept 2019 - Let's Talk Informatics - Introduction to Workflow Mapping in Healthcare


October 2016 - Let’s Talk Informatics: One Person One Record