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Medinfo2015 Paper/Poster Submission Deadline – 22 December 2014 (revision)

medinfo15-jul14MEDINFO2015: eHealth-enabled Health

Submission deadline for full papers (including student papers and vision papers) and posters – 22 December 2014 (revised date – see http://medinfo2015.com/#call-for-submissions)

Please also register as a reviewer.

The 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics will be held in São Paulo city, Brazil, from 19 to 23 August, 2015. It will be the first time that Latin America will host this important and prestigious international medical informatics conference. MEDINFO is the main conference of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and its 15th edition will be organized by the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS).

Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairs Beatriz de Faria Leão and Claudio Giulliano Alves da Costa, from Brazil, invite you to attend and look forward to welcoming everyone. Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) Chairs Fernando Martin Sanchez (Australia) and Kaija Saranto (Finland), and Editorial Committee Chair Indra Neil Sarkar (USA) and their teams look forward to receiving your scientific submissions.

Information will be continuously updated on the Medinfo2015 website – www.medinfo2015.org – and through IMIA’s website and social media channels. We ask all IMIA members and colleagues to help promote the event and encourage them to submit materials and attend.

For submissions, go to: https://medinfo2015.online-registry.net In addition to submitting your work, we encourage you to sign up as a reviewer.

Important deadlines:

Deadline for Full Paper, Student Paper, Vision Paper and Poster submissions 22 December 2014
Deadline for Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo submissions 15 January 2015

MEDINFO 2015: ¡Participe en el XV Congreso Mundial de Informática Biomedica y de la Salud! Bajo el lema “La Salud, facilitada por la eSalud”, la comunidad internacional se reunirá entre el 19 y el 23 de agosto en São Paulo, Brasil, para compartir conocimientos y discutir cómo las innovaciones en Salud digital y en Informática biomédica están ayudando a resolver los principales problemas en atención sanitaria, Salud Pública, Salud del consumidor e Investigación biomédica. ¡Súmese y aporte sus conocimientos, conectándose con colegas de todo el mundo, y disfrutando de la cosmopolita ciudad de São Paulo!

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December 7, 2014 Posted by | Brazil, conference, medinfo, Medinfo2015 | , , , , | Leave a comment

SINI 2015 (Nursing Informatics) Call for Abstracts is Open

SINI 2015 (Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics) is the 25th anniversary event of this long-running series, hosted by the University of Maryland School of Nursing. See http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/sini/ for information on attending, submission, registration, etc. SINI 2015 will be held on 22-24 July, 2015.

The Call for Abstracts is open, and will close on 01 March, 2015 – see http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/sini/abstracts/  All abstracts are to be submitted using the online submission form.  Be sure to review the submission and abstract guidelines before you submit. If you have questions during this process, contact Sonia Smith at pe[at]son.umaryland.edu or call 410-706-3767

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December 19, 2014 Posted by | conference, education, nursing, USA | , , , , | Leave a comment

eTOC for ACI eJournal: 2014 Volume 5 (4), More New Articles Available

New articles of ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (2014, Volume 5 (4)) are available.cover-aci There are currently twelve articles available in this issue.

+++ ACI now has an IMPACT FACTOR of 0,386. Looking forward to your submissions! +++

The Table of Contents below is online at www.aci-journal.org.

Identifying Consumer’s Needs of Health Information Technology through an Innovative Participatory Design Approach among English- and Spanish-speaking Urban Older Adults
Research Article
R. Lucero (1), B. Sheehan (1), P. Yen (2), O. Velez (3), D. Nobile-Hernandez (4), V. Tiase (5)
(1) Columbia University, School of Nursing, New York, NY; (2) The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Biomedical Informatics, Columbus, OH; (3) IFC International, Rockville, MD; (4) ARC XVI Fort Washington, New York, NY; (5) NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Information Technology, New York, NY 10032
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 943-957    dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-07-RA-0058
In this paper, the authors describe a process of eliciting the perspectives of older adults on their needs for health information technology services. The findings supported the development of a fall prevention system that was responsive to patients needs.

User-Centered Design and Usability Testing of an Innovative Health-Related Quality of Life Module
Research Article
Z. J. Nagykaldi (1), M. Jordan (2), J. Quitoriano (2), C. A. Ciro (3), J. W. Mold (1)
(1) University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine; (2) University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine; (3) University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 958-970    dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-08-RA-0067
Capturing health-related quality of life related to patient goals and needs will help providers tailor care to patient needs. However, systems for doing this are rare. In this paper, the authors describe the development and testing of a HRQoL module that is patient goal oriented and highlighted areas for improvement, such as action-oriented recommendations for clinicians to facilitate shared decision-making.

Design Challenges for Electronic Medication Administration Record Systems in Residential Aged Care Facilities – A Formative Evaluation
Research Article
Supplementary Material
A. Tariq (1), E. Lehnbom (1), K. Oliver (1), A. Georgiou (1), C. Rowe ‎ (2), T. Osmond (2), J. Westbrook (1)
(1) Centre of Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia; (2) UnitingCare Ageing, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 971-987    dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-08-RA-0062
Electronic medication administration records (eMAR) have been promoted as a way to improve medication safety in residential care facilities. This study evaluated an eMAR system being piloted in a residential care facility to identify areas for improvement. Their findings demonstrate that system interactivity, resolving inconsistencies in data entry, and dedicated organization support to minimize connectivity issues would provide immediate system improvements, while decision support and interoperability between stakeholder groups would have longer-term benefits.

Assessment of Readiness for Clinical Decision Support to Aid Laboratory Monitoring of Immunosuppressive Care at U.S. Liver Transplant Centers
Research Article
J. Jacobs (1), C. Weir (1), R. S. Evans (1, 2), C. Staes (1)
(1) Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; (2) Medical Informatics, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 988-1004    dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-08-RA-0060
Liver-transplant recipients require life-long immunosuppressive cafre that can benefit from clinical decision support systems. However, it is unknown how ready liver transplant information systems are to implement CDS systems. This study examined current practices and identified barriers to CDS uptake. The findings demonstrate that though EHRs are widely used, the majority of sites still depend on paper-based manual monitoring of immunosuppression for patients.

Case Report: Patient Portal versus Telephone Recruitment for a Surgical Research Study
Case Report
R. B. Baucom (1), J. Ousley (2), B. K. Poulose (1), S. T. Rosenbloom (3, 4, 5), G. P. Jackson (1, 3, 5)
(1) Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Surgery; (2) Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine; (3) Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Biomedical Informatics; (4) Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine; (5) Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 1005-1014    dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-07-CR-0059
Use of patient portals is increasing and research has demonstrated its value in primary care practice. However, little has been done to test the usability of a patient portal in a surgical or research recruitment setting. In this case study, the authors describe their experience using a patient portal to recruit surgical patients compared to a telephone-based recruitment process. Their findings demonstrate that patient portal recruitment is feasible and relatively effective compared to telephone-based recruitment.

User Centered Clinical Decision Support Tools  – Adoption across Clinician Training Level
Research Article
L. J. McCullagh (1), A. Sofianou (2), J. Kannry (2), D. M. Mann (3), T. G. McGinn (1)
(1) Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY; (2) Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYC, NY; (3) Department of Medicine, Section of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 1015-1025    dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-05-RA-0048
Clinical decision support tools are an important part of meaningful use, but it is not clear how accepted they are across different clinician training levels. In this paper, the authors examined CDS tool use and ordering practices in an academic medical center. Their findings suggest that first year residents were more likely to use the CDS tool and to follow recommended medication ordering as a result.

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You may also find interesting information in our journal Methods of Information on Medicine and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

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December 19, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, journals | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Methods of Information in Medicine: eTOC 2014; 53(6)

methods533METHODS of Information in Medicine is an IMIA Official Journal. The Impact Factors for 2013 have been published, and Methods of Information in Medicine is happy to report a new value of 1.083

Volume 53, Issue 6 is now available at: http://www.methods-online.com This latest issue of METHODS has 13 articles, including five free downloads.

Boosting – An Unusual Yet Attractive Optimiser
Editorial
T. Hothorn (1)
(1) University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 417-418    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-10-0123

The Evolution of Boosting Algorithms   From Machine Learning to Statistical Modelling
Original Article
Online Supplementary Material
A. Mayr (1), H. Binder (2), O. Gefeller (1), M. Schmid (1, 3)
(1) Institut für Medizininformatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; (2) Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany; (3) Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Informatik und Epidemiologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 419-427    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0122

Extending Statistical Boosting   An Overview of Recent Methodological Developments
Original Article
A. Mayr (1), H. Binder (2), O. Gefeller (1), M. Schmid (1, 3)
(1) Institut für Medizininformatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; (2) Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany; (3) Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Informatik und Epidemiologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 428-435   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0123

Discussion of “The Evolution of Boosting Algorithms” and “Extending Statistical Boosting”
Original Article
P. Bühlmann (1), J. Gertheiss (2, 3), S. Hieke (4, 5), T. Kneib (6), S. Ma (7), M. Schumacher (4), G. Tutz (8), C.-Y. Wang (9), Z. Wang (10), A. Ziegler (11, 12, 13)
(1) Seminar for Statistics, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; (2) Department of Animal Sciences, Biometrics & Bioinformatics Group, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany; (3) Center for Statistics, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany; (4) Institute for Medical Biometry and Statistics, Medical Center – University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; (5) Freiburg Center of Data Analysis and Modelling, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; (6) Chair of Statistics, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany; (7) Department of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health, Yale, USA; (8) Seminar of Applied Stochastics, Department of Statistics, Ludwig Maximilians University, München, Germany; (9) Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA; (10) Department of Research , Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, USA; (11) Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, University of Lübeck, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany; (12) Center for Clinical Trials, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (13) School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 436-445   dx.doi.org/10.3414/13100122

Highly Cited Articles in Health Care Sciences and Services Field in Science Citation Index Expanded   A Bibliometric Analysis for 1958 – 2012
Original Article
Y.-H. E. Hsu (1), Y.-S. Ho (2)
(1) School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; (2) Trend Research Centre, Asia University, Wufeng, Taiwan
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 446-458   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0022

Citation Analysis in Health Care Sciences   Innovative Investigation or Seductive Pseudo-science?
Original Article
M. Rigby (1)
(1) Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 459-463   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-05-0004

Spatial Repolarization Heterogeneity and Survival in Chagas Disease
Original Article
R. Sassi (1), M. W. Rivolta (1), L. T. Mainardi (2), R. C. Reis (3), M. O. C. Rocha (3), A. L. P. Ribeiro (3), F. Lombardi (4)
(1) Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Crema, Italy; (2) Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy; (3) Faculdade de Medicina e Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil; (4) UOC Malattie Cardiovascolari, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e di Comunità, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 464-468   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0002

ANTONIA Perfusion and Stroke   A Software Tool for the Multi-purpose Analysis of MR Perfusion-weighted Datasets and Quantitative Ischemic Stroke Assessment
Original Article
N. D. Forkert (1), B. Cheng (2), A. Kemmling (1), G. Thomalla (2), J. Fiehler (1)
(1) Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; (2) Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 469-481   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0007

From Adverse Drug Event Detection to Prevention   A Novel Clinical Decision Support Framework for Medication Safety
Original Article
V. G. Koutkias (1), P. McNair (2), V. Kilintzis (1), K. Skovhus Andersen (2), J. Niès (3, 4), J.-C. Sarfati (5), E. Ammenwerth (6), E. Chazard (4), S. Jensen (2), R. Beuscart (4), N. Maglaveras (1)
(1) Lab of Medical Informatics, Dept. of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; (2) Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark; (3) MEDASYS, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France; (4) UDSL EA 2694, Univ Lille Nord de France, Lille, France; (5) ORACLE, Colombes, France; (6) Institute for Health Informatics, UMIT – University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tyrol, Austria 6UDSL EA 2694, Univ Lille Nord de France, Lille, France
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 482-492   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0027

Pictogram-based Method of Visualizing Dietary Intake
Original Article
Y. Liu (1), S. Chiu (2), Y. Lin (3, 4), W.-K. Chiou (5)
(1) Department of Industrial Design, College of Management, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; (2) Department of Health Care Management, College of Management, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; (3) Health Care Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; (4) Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; (5) Graduate Institute of Business and Management, College of Management, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 493-500   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0072

Chronological Bias in Randomized Clinical Trials Arising from Different Types of Unobserved Time Trends
Original Articles
M. Tamm (1), R.-D. Hilgers (1)
(1) Department of Medical Statistics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 501-510   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0048

From Bench to Bed: Bridging from Informatics Theory to Practice   An Exploratory Analysis
Original Article
C. U. Lehmann (1), R. Haux (2)
(1) Departments of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA; (2) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig and Hannover Medical School, Braunschweig, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 511-515   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0098

Missing Semantic Annotation in Databases   The Root Cause for Data Integration and Migration Problems in Information Systems
Letter to the Editor
M. Dugas
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 516-517   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-04-0002

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December 5, 2014 Posted by | journals | , , | Leave a comment

e-Health 2015 in Toronto, Canada: 31 May – 03 June, 2015

COACH (http://www.coachorg.com), IMIA’s Member Society in Canada, together with Canada Health Infoway and CIHI-ICIS, will be hosting the forthcoming e-Health 2015 Conference, to be held from 31 May to 03 June, 2015 at the at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto ON, Canada. e-Health 2015 is Canada’s only national e-health conference and tradeshow, and provides education and networking opportunities for the telehealth and informatics communities.

Registration will open in January 2015. Full information on keynote speakers, registration, hotels, etc. is available at http://www.e-healthconference.com

e-health2015

December 5, 2014 Posted by | Canada, conference, education, ehealth | , , , | Leave a comment

Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care (Harvard School of Public Health) – 2015 Course

Harvard School of Public Health once again offers its Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care course, for two weeks in 2015. This two week, executive education program designed to provide participants with the skills and strategies necessary to improve quality, safety, and efficiency through health IT. IMIA members or colleagues may be interested in this offering; please feel free to forward the information to others.

Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care
February 2-6, 2015 (Part 1) & June 1-5, 2015 (Part 2) in Boston, MA
https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/Health-IT
Improve quality, safety, and efficiency through health information technology and gain the leadership skills you need to drive results. You will learn to design an effective health IT strategy and gain the tools to implement this strategy effectively. Topics explored in this course include IT strategy and governance, EHRs, improving quality and safety through health IT, and clinical informatics strategy and innovation. This program is designed for mid- to senior-level health care leaders in clinical or administrative positions who have responsibilities for health information technology. Executives from EHR vendors, health plans, and consulting firms will also benefit. Typical participant titles include, but are not limited to: Chief executive officer; Chief information officer; Chief medical informatics officer; Chief medical officer; Medical director; Vice presidents of information technology, information systems, or informatics; Directors of information technology, information systems, or informatics.

All communications should be directed to the Harvard School of Public Health, not to IMIA – see https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/contact.cfm

December 4, 2014 Posted by | education, profession, USA | , , | Leave a comment

Global Telehealth 2015 Conference – Call for Papers Extended to Monday 15 December

UPDATES:

GT2015 Call for Papers: Deadline Extension to Monday, December 15, 2014

COACH is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for GT2015 (www.GT2015.org), the 4th such conference, open to all academic, healthcare, health informatics and telehealth professionals from Canada and around the world. The organisers encourage your research, study and leading papers to be submitted for acceptance and presentation at this international conference, to be held on May 29-30, 2015 in Toronto.

On behalf of Conference Co-Chairs Jennifer Zelmer and Kendall Ho, we would welcome you to Canada and to this special conference with the theme Serving the Underserved: Integrating Technology and Information for Better Healthcare. Bring your study and research findings, present and network with your Canadian and international colleagues, get published and Medline indexed in the IOS Press series Studies in Health Technology and Informatics and be a part of the innovation, evolution and development of telehealth, mobile health and virtual health, all for the betterment of our patient populations in every community and region.

We welcome your papers, your attendance and interest – and plan to stay for the eHealth 2015 conference (www.ehealthconference.com) starting the day after GT2015 (31 May – 03 June) , and also in Toronto.

gt2015-n24Full information on the GT2015 Call is at www.GT2015.org – submission deadline for Full and Short Papers is now December 15, 2014. Papers are invited under three guided themes: cultural and socio-economic factors; latest, cutting-edge technology; and extending access. Refer to the An Author’s Guide to Submitting a Paper to GT2015

 

The Applied Program track for GT2015 is also now open. The applied program track will feature a number of concurrent sessions on:

1. Telehealth in the Home, including technologies and services such as teleconsultation, telecollaboration, telehomecare and remote patient monitoring that enable and empower patients to work with healthcare professionals to manage their disease from their homes or communities.
2. eMental Health, and how this is being provided in new and different ways with digital technologies to augment service quantity and quality, enhance access, address diversity while reducing disparity, and improve outcomes.
3. National Programs, featuring profiles of small, medium and large countries and agencies and their approaches to governance and policy given different geographic, demographic and related challenges and issues.
4. Planning, Implementation & Management, including how care delivery services are being conceived, designed and delivered, as well as approaches to funding, measurement, monitoring and benefits evaluation.

The deadline for submissions to the Applied Program is January 16, 2015.  Early submissions are appreciated as there are limited presentation opportunities.  Submissions will be reviewed and selections made by the CTF Education Committee, which is responsible for the organization of the applied program committee component of GT2015. Those submitters whose presentations have been selected being notified by February 16th.

Presentation submissions can be directed here. Questions about making a presentation submission can be directed to Grant Gillis, Executive Director, Forums & Practices at ggillis[at]coachorg.com

 

December 4, 2014 Posted by | Canada, conference | , , | Leave a comment

MIE2015 (Madrid, Spain) – Call for Submissions – Extended Deadlines

efmi-smThe European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and the Spanish Society of Health Informatics (SEIS), Spain invite you to submit your contributions to the 26th Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE2015, which will be held from 27 to 29 May 2015 in Madrid, Spain. The theme of MIE2015 is “Digital healthcare empowering Europeans”.

UPDATE: – extended deadlines:
Deadline for Papers and Posters (indexed)  is extended to November 17th, 2014 [now closed]
Deadline for Workshops, Panels, Special events (nonindexed) proposals is December 22nd.

Visit the conference website www.mie2015.es for further information and keynotes preview.

On behalf of the SPC MIE 2015
Lacramioara Stoicu-Tivadar (Chair), Ronald Cornet (Co-Chair), Alexander Hoerbst (Co-Chair), Stig Kjær Andersen (EFMI Liaison)

Full information on MIE2015 is at http://www.mie2015.es and the call information is also on the EFMI website at http://www.efmi.org/index.php/91-call-for-papers-mie-2015

December 1, 2014 Posted by | conference, education, EFMI, Europe, Spain | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Athabasca University (Canada) Seeking Translational Nursing Research Chair in eHealth Literacy

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) is sponsoring a Translational Research Chair position at Athabasca University that will bridge interests in health information technology, electronic communication and knowledge translation to the public and help create a systematic approach to the study of eHealth literacy.

The Nursing Research Chair in eHealth Literacy will advance understanding of all facets of eHealth literacy with particular focus on the public’s actions related to procuring, evaluating and using eHealth information and electronically generated self-health data, and the health care professionals’ role in communicating, educating and empowering the use of eHealth information and self-health data. As a researcher in eHealth literacy, the Chair will build an integrated research team that will make an impact on the health of Canadians and on global health knowledge. Working in collaboration with other institutional partners in related fields, there is potential for developing synergies related to areas such as health promotion, disease prevention and analytics and personalized medicine. There is also potential for synergy with Athabasca University’s Canada Research Chair in Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Management.

The appointment will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level, depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Athabasca University develops and maintains an environment that supports equitable working conditions for individuals traditionally unrepresented in universities and is committed to employment equity, encouraging applications from women, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

For more information, please contact Khaleeda Jamal or Cameron Geldart at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees, in confidence, to khaleeda[at]thegeldartgroup.com

Note: IMIA is not able to answer any queries in relation to this, and provides the above information as a service to members. The above information is also in the attached files – DOCUMENT  PDF

November 28, 2014 Posted by | Canada, nursing, research | , , | Leave a comment

eTOC for ACI eJournal: 2014 Volume 5 (4), New Articles Available

New articles of ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (2014, Volume 5 (4)) are available.cover-aci There are currently six articles available in this issue.

+++ ACI now has an IMPACT FACTOR of 0,386. Looking forward to your submissions! +++

The Table of Contents below is online at www.aci-journal.org.

The Process of Installing REDCap, a Web Based Database Supporting Biomedical Research – The First Year
Research Article
M. Klipin (1), I. Mare (2), S. Hazelhurst (3), B. Kramer (4)
(1) Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa; (2) Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa; (3) School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa; (4) Health Sciences Research Office, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 916-929  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-06-CR-0054
In order to conduct research and quality improvement, hospitals need excellent clinical and research data. In this paper, the authors describe installing a data management system throughout their hospital with an aim toward helping similar hospitals plan for their own data management system uptake. The findings suggest that installing the REDCap system was relatively inexpensive and was able to be completed by the staff already working at the hospital. Furthermore, the authors found that training for users helped with uptake and use of the system.

Increasing Patient Engagement: Patients’ Responses to Viewing Problem Lists Online
Research Article
Supplementary Material
A. Wright (1, 2, 3), J. Feblowitz (1, 2, 3), F. L. Maloney (2), S. Henkin (1, 2), H. Ramelson (1, 2, 3), J. Feltman (2), D. W. Bates (1, 2, 3, 4)
(1) Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; (2) Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA; (3) Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; (4) Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 930-942  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-07-RA-0057

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