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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><h2><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Kent State to host Health Informatics online open house<o:p></o:p></span></h2><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Kent State University&#8217;s Health Informatics concentration launches in Fall 2011 as part of its program in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM). &nbsp;Please join us for a Health Informatics (HI) online open house <strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Tuesday November 30, at noon</span></strong>.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Health Informatics is the science that defines how health information is captured, analyzed, transmitted and managed. It focuses on information systems, informatics principles and information technology as it is applied to the continuum of health care delivery. Students may work toward a master&#8217;s degree or certificate, or may take individual courses to supplement their professional development.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>During the online open house, HI program coordinator <a href="http://iakm.kent.edu/people/faculty/michael-bice">Michael Bice</a> will give a presentation on the core concepts of the HI concentration. He and Janna Korzenko, academic program coordinator, also will answer content and logistical questions.&nbsp;Questions may be submitted live throughout the presentation and will be answered at the end of the session, as time permits.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>The open house will be presented live, but will also be available for viewing after the event. &nbsp;Please try the following link before the date of the presentation to ensure that your browser has the proper plug-ins for viewing the presentation.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Access the <a href="http://w-slis-stream.slis.kent.edu/KSU/SilverlightPlayer/Default.aspx?peid=223b4c611c4f4a74ab3f39a80d0e3a6d">Presentation space.</a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><a href="http://iakm.kent.edu/component/docman/doc_download/97-systems-requirements-for-viewing-presentations"><span style='color:blue;text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=16 height=16 id="Picture_x0020_2" src="cid:image001.gif@01CB8B21.98E72D60" alt="Description: icon"></span>Systems Requirements for viewing presentations</a> for accessing presentations.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><a href="http://iakm.kent.edu/component/docman/doc_download/98-instructions-on-how-to-submit-live-questions"><span style='color:blue;text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=16 height=16 id="Picture_x0020_1" src="cid:image001.gif@01CB8B21.98E72D60" alt="Description: icon"></span>Instructions on how to submit live questions.</a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>To learn more about the new HI program see the <a href="http://iakm.kent.edu/health-informatics">program page</a> and check out the instructional video there on Health Information Technology careers.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'>The HI program at Kent State University is positioned strategically within the School of Library and Information Science as part of its Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) program. Students benefit from the expertise of faculty and profes&shy;sionals in the fields of user experience design, knowledge management and information science. Courses are offered online to suit the demanding schedules of working professionals, as well as to provide access to the program from anywhere in the world.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div></body></html>