"Collaboration is what the Hub is all about." Curt Monk, Chair of Informatics and Life Sciences at Conestoga, is thrilled with the high usage of the new Health Informatics Hub that opened in September 2012. "It has quickly become an indispensible resource for our Bachelor of Applied Health Information Sciences program."
Equipped with donations from the field, the Hub serves students in a number of ways including peer tutoring, group study, student group meetings, course sections and lectures, as well as some faculty office hours. "Donations of the most current software and technology have made this space extremely useful for students," Curt explains. "We are grateful for the donations of Telus Health's Practice Solutions Suite and AGFA's Impax system."
Alex Lee, BAHS '12, is one of the strongest student champions of the Hub and found it incredibly useful during his time at Conestoga. He and his team recently won a Hacking Health hackathon competition with their Community Links project, a platform that assists providers and patients with finding community services to meet specific needs. "The Hub has always been an important part of our program because it provides a collaborative space for practical hands-on learning," shares Alex. "With all the new equipment and upgrades going into the hub I almost wish I was back in first year."