Coventry University has a progression partnership with International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) students who progress to BSc Nursing Top Up and MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice. The second route is very successful. Under new developments, we have just recognised their Foundation in Biological Sciences and we are very excited to welcome IIHS students to a number of pathways within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
October 2016 was a remarkable month for IIHS, as IIHS became the proud winner of the Commonwealth Digital Health Award for Nursing Informatics. This was awarded at the 24th Triennial Commonwealth Medical Association Conference which was held in Colombo and was an enormous milestone for IIHS as it is a reflection of the dedication and contribution to health care for nurses in Sri Lanka. IIHS is taking nursing to the next level nationally and regionally and this is very exciting time to be a part of the health care industry. The conference was centered on innovative trends surrounding Nursing informatics in the global health care arena. The conference addressed national and international barriers to the implementation of technology in the nursing sector.
The conference was addressed by Sri Lankan nursing pioneer and Head of the IIHS Nursing Faculty, Mrs. P.L Jayawardhane and 3rd year nursing student Ms. Shaluni Tissera (Country Representative for Sri Lanka for Nursing Informatics, International Medical Informatics Association) who discussed the future of Nursing in Sri Lanka. The challenges in e-health transformation and the implementation of Electronic Medical Records were addressed by, Dr. Kithsiri Edirisinghe, CEO and Founder of IIHS, Ms. Nadeeka Jayasinghe, Deputy Head of the Nursing Faculty and Mr. Tharindu Dewalagama , Head of Department for Clinical Skills. Furthermore, international speakers included Ms. Glenda Whiting (Prinicpal Lecturer, TAFE Australia), whilst online presenters included Dean Newman (Operating Department Practitioners Course Director Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences), Prof. Tony Sahama ,(Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology) and Prof. Kasia Bail, (University of Canberra).
Click here to see the video from the launch of the Professional Certificate in Nursing Informatics.