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Title:Identifying Health-Related Informatics Education and Partnerships in ALA-Accredited Programs and iSchools
Author(s):Griffin, Tina; Raszewski, Rebecca
Subject(s):Health-related informatics
Library and information science
ALA-accredited library programs
iSchools
Partnerships
Abstract:Health-related informatics (i.e. Bioinformatics, Clinical Informatics) has been underexplored within American Library Association (ALA)-accredited programs and iSchools regarding interdisciplinary relationship development in their educational offerings. The first part of this study explores ALA-accredited and iSchool programs’ websites to discover what partnerships exist within their health-related informatics degrees and courses. Of the ALA-accredited and/or North American iSchool programs, 69 offer health-related informatics education. Three hundred fifty-two total educational offerings exist, the most prevalent options are courses (45%) and Master's degrees (21%). The most common healthrelated informatics offerings are bioinformatics (126/352) and general health informatics (107/352). ALA/iSchools are collaborating in about 36% of these offerings (130/352), while most are solo offerings (213/352). The second part of this study is underway and explores the nature of partnerships in the offerings found above. We are surveying faculty to determine the disciplines involved in these collaborations and who initiated them. We also ask which factors influence them such as funding, staffing, and alignments with mission, values, or existing competencies. We hope to better define how these partnerships originate so that other institutions seeking involvement within health-related informatics education will have ideas of where and how to create strategic relationships.
Issue Date:2020-10-13
Series/Report:Education Programs/Schools
Education
Continuing Education
Informetrics
Administration
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/108772
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-10-09


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