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Public health platforms: an emerging informatics approach to health professional learning and development

Kathleen Gray
  • Kathleen Gray
    Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre, The University of Melbourne, Australia |


Health informatics has a major role to play in optimising the management and use of data, information and knowledge in health systems. As health systems undergo digital transformation, it is important to consider informatics approaches not only to curriculum content but also to the design of learning environments and learning activities for health professional learning and development. An example of such an informatics approach is the use of large-scale, integrated public health platforms on the Internet as part of health professional learning and development. This article describes selected examples of such platforms, with a focus on how they may influence the direction of health professional learning and development.


Internet; professional education; public health informatics; systems integration

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Submitted: 2015-12-07 08:30:12
Published: 2016-04-26 11:36:59
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