Training in health informatics in Brazil

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2002;90:757-60.


Developing countries, such as Brazil, are increasingly suffering from a severe shortage of health informatics specialists. Training of professionals in this field is expensive, and there is a limited supply of high-quality teaching resources available. We report on five initiatives of the Brazil/USA training program in health informatics. The main goal of this program is to train professionals in establishing medical informatics programs in Brazilian universities and major healthcare facilities.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • CD-ROM
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Professional / methods*
  • Internet
  • Medical Informatics / education*