Paula Otero, MD is Pediatrician working at the Department of Health Informatics at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina and Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics at the School of Medicine of the same institution. She is Co-Chair International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Working Group on Education. (WG01)
Her primary informatics focus concerns on the development of electronic medical records, information retrieval, e-learning and patient safety.
The Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires since 1998 has gradually implemented a full-scale Health Information System and currently is the only institution that has a 4 year medical informatics residency training program.
She coordinates different courses that have been developed by the Department of Health Informatics on Biomedical Informatics, use of Informatics Tools for Health Professionals and "Access to Medical Databases.