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IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2014 Published

The IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2014 has been published, and is available from the website of Schattauer, our publisher. See http://www.schattauer.de/de/magazine/uebersicht/zeitschriften-a-z/imia-yearbook/imia-yearbook-2014.html

This is the 23rd year of continuous publication of the IMIA Yearbook since it was first published in 1992. It has been though many changes, and this year, for the first time, it is available fully and only online, but also open access and free of charge to everyone.

Among the contents (downloadable as 59 items) are:

  • Big³ – Editorial by C. U. Lehmann, B. Séroussi, M.-C. Jaulent;
  • The Other Side(s) of Health Informatics – IMIA President’s Statement by Lincoln de Assis Moura Jr;
  • Obituary of François Grémy, a Humanist and Information Sciences Pioneer, by P. Degoulet, M. Fieschi, M. Goldberg, R. Salamon;
  • Big Data and Biomedical Informatics: A Challenging Opportunity – Keynote by R. Bellazzi;
  • contributions authored by IMIA Working Groups, and much more.

Our thanks go to everyone who has made the IMIA Yearbook possible and available – to the editorial team lead by Marie-Christine Jaulent, Chris Lehmann and Brigitte Séroussi, to all the authors and contributors, to our publishers Schattauer GmbH, and especially to Martina Hutter in the Editorial Office for all her hard work and herding of cats.

 

August 15, 2014 Posted by | IMIA, Yearbook | , , , | Leave a comment

Global Telehealth 2015 Conference – Call for Papers

Don Newsham, Chair of GT2015 and CEO of COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association (http://www.coachorg.com), writes:

Greetings Colleagues, Friends and Members of the Global Tele, Mobile and Virtual Health Community. 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.   We 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.

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Full information on the GT2015 Call is at www.GT2015.org – submission deadline for Full and Short Papers is December 1, 2014. The PDF file here also gives further detail on important dates. Papers are invited under three guided themes: cultural and socio-economic factors; latest, cutting-edge technology; and extending access.

 

August 29, 2014 Posted by | Canada, conference, ehealth | , , , | Leave a comment

eTOC for ACI eJournal: 2014 Volume 5 (3), Further New Articles Available

New articles of ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (2014, Volume 5 (3)) are available – 17 articles now available in this volumeACI-cover-42_dc27eaa1d2

+++ 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. 2014 Subscription rates, Online only – see http://aci.schattauer.de/en/subscription/subscription-prices.html

Remember, to submit your next manuscript online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/acij

Evaluation of a User Guidance Reminder to Improve the Quality of Electronic Prescription Messages
Case Report
A. A. Dhavle (1), S. T. Corley (2), M. T. Rupp (3), J. Ruiz (1), J. Smith (1), R. Gill (2), M. Sow (1)
(1) Surescripts LLC, Arlington, VA, USA; (2) NextGen Healthcare Information Systems LLC, Horsham, PA, USA; (3) Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 699-707   dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-03-CR-0022

Effect of EHR User Interface Changes on Internal Prescription Discrepancies
Research Article
A. Turchin (1, 2, 3), A. Sawarkar (3, 4), Y. A. Dementieva (5), E. Breydo (4, 6), H. Ramelson (3, 7)
(1) Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Boston, MA; (2) Division of Endocrinology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; (3) Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; (4) Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; (5) Department of Mathematics, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA; (6) BE-Tech, Inc., Brooklyn, NY; (7) Information Systems, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 708-720   dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-03-RA-0023

Attitudes and Perceptions of Pediatric Residents on Transitioning to CPOE
Research Article
Online Supplementary Material
A. R. Shriner (1), E. C. Webber (1)
(1) Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 721-730   dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0045

Evaluating a federated medical search engine  Tailoring the methodology and reporting the evaluation outcomes
Research Article
Online Supplementary Material
D. Saparova (1), J. Belden (2), J. Williams (3), B. Richardson (1), K. Schuster (1)
(1) School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 65211; (2) Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212; (3) MedSocket, Columbia, MO 65211
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 731-745   dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-03-RA-0021

Reducing Risk with Clinical Decision Support  A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims
Research Article
Online Supplementary Material
G. Zuccotti (1, 2, 3), F.L. Maloney (2), J. Feblowitz (1), L. Samal (1), L. Sato (3), A. Wright (1, 2)
(1) Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; (2) Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, USA; (3) CRICO/Risk Management Foundation, Cambridge, MA, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 746-756  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-02-RA-0018

Diabetes and Hypertension Quality Measurement in Four Safety-Net Sites  Lessons Learned after Implementation of the Same Commercial Electronic Health Record
Research Article
R. Benkert (1), P. Dennehy (2), J. White (3), A. Hamilton (4), C. Tanner (3), J.M. Pohl (5)
(1) Wayne State University, Nursing, Detroit, Michigan, United States; (2) GLIDE, San Francisco, California, United States; (3) Michigan Public Health Institute, Center for Data Management and Translational Research, Okemos, Michigan, United States; (4) Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services, Clinical Informatics, Chicago, Illinois, United States; (5) The University of Michigan, School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 757-772  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-03-RA-0019

Optimization of Decision Support Tool using Medication Regimens to Assess Rehospitalization Risks
Research Article
C.H. Olson (1), M. Dierich (2), T. Adam (3), B.L. Westra (3)
(1) Biomedical Health Informatics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; (2) School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; (3) Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 773-788  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0040

Physician beliefs about the impact of meaningful use of the EHR  A Cross-Sectional Study
Research Article
S. Emani (1), D.Y. Ting (2), M. Healey (1, 3), S.R. Lipsitz (1), A.S. Karson (4), J. S. Einbinder (1), L. Leinen (5), V. Suric (1), D.W. Bates (1, 6)
(1) Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; (2) Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; (3) Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; (4) Decision Support Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; (5) Information Services, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, USA; (6) Department of Healthcare Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 789-801  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-05-RA-0050

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August 28, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, clinical informatics, IMIA, journals | , , , , | Leave a comment

INFOLAC 2014 Conference: 16-17 October 2014 in Montevideo, Uruguay

afiche-sueiidissThe INFOLAC2014 conference will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay on 16-17 October, 2014. INFOLAC 2014, the Latin American Conference on Medical Informatics (Conferencia Latinoamericana de Informática Médica) is organised by the Sociedad Uruguaya de Informática en Salud (SUIS – the Uruguayan Society of Health Informatics – http://www.suis.org.uy), an IMIA Member Society, and Sociedad Uruguaya de Estandarización, Intercambio e Integración de Datos e Información de Servicios de Salud (SUEIIDISS – http://www.sueiidiss.org).

Information is available via http://www.infolac2014.org on the programme, registration, etc.

The main programme schedule is at http://www.infolac2014.org/index.php/en/programa-3 The nursing programme (17 October) is at http://www.infolac2014.org/index.php/es/programa-enfermeria

 

 

August 28, 2014 Posted by | conference, IMIA-LAC | , , | Leave a comment

HIMSS15 – Chicago; 12-16 April, 2015

HIMSS15, the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, will be held on April 12-16, 2015 in Chicago, IL, USA. Further information will be available through the conference website in due course – http://www.himssconference.org IMIA will, once again, be an Endorser of the event.

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August 26, 2014 Posted by | conference, HIMSS, USA | , , | Leave a comment

Postponement of HELINA2014 Conference (Ghana)

helinaThe organisers of the HELINA2014 conference have announced a postponement of the event, due to circumstances beyond their control. See http://conf.helina-online.org/index.php/2014/oct2014/announcement/view/17 for information.

They write:

“Due to the outbreak of Ebola in the West Africa region, and as part of measures to prevent the outbreak of Ebola in Ghana, the Government of Ghana on Thursday August 14, 2014 placed a three month ban on all international conferences and gatherings in the Country. In view of this uncontrollable circumstance HELINA and GHIA Council announce the postponement of this year conference, initially scheduled from 11-15 October 2014, to 7-11 March 2015.

With regard to this new development the organizers of HELINA 2014 are pleased to extend the invitation for original submissions that address the use of informatics or computer sciences for universal health coverage in Africa in the following categories:

  • Full research papers (completed research with mature results) with 5 to 8 pages
  • Work in progress papers with 5 to 8 pages
  • Experience presentations or “case studies” (reports of health informatics or e-Health implementations and lessons learned) (1 page abstract)

Submissions can be prepared either in English or French and must not have been proposed to other symposia or journals. The submission deadline is therefore extended to 16 November 2014.

We are sincerely apologise if this change might affect your plan; we will immediately inform you of any new development for your prompt action and participation.”

Further updates will be provided on the HELINA website, and will be distributed through IMIA channels.

August 26, 2014 Posted by | Africa, conference, HELINA | , , , | Leave a comment

Medinfo2015 – Starts 19 August 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

medinfo15-jul14MEDINFO2015: eHealth-enabled Health

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 promoted by 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     15 December 2014
Deadline for Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo submissions                                 15 January 2015

 https://twitter.com/MedInfo2015   

https://www.facebook.com/events/713378355362712/

www.linkedin.com/groups/Medinfo-2015-7460920

August 19, 2014 Posted by | Brazil, conference, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, medinfo, Medinfo2015 | , , , , | Leave a comment

19th HISI Annual Conference 
& Scientific Symposium 19-20 November 2014; Dublin Castle, Ireland

hisi-wide-logoThe 19th HISI Annual Conference 
& Scientific Symposium will be held on 19-20 November, 2014 at the Dublin Castle Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland. The event is organised by the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland (www.hisi.ie), and IMIA Member Society. The theme will be “eHealth … what it means for patients, clinicians, industry, government and academia”, and the event will feature keynote speakers, academic paper and poster sessions, and workshops.

Full details as they become available will be at http://hisi.ie/conference

20% off for earlybird delegate registration for the month of August. You can register now at hisi.ie/conference

The Annual HISI Conference and Scientific Symposium is designed for everyone involved in the design, management and delivery of healthcare, both clinically and from an IT perspective. The agenda will focus on providing two days of stimulating insights, ideas and analyses on how technology is changing healthcare, and applying its uses for the enhancement of service delivery and patient care. If you would like the opportunity to present at next November’s HISI Conference and Scientific Symposium – and have something to contribute on topics such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs), ePrescribing, telehealth and telemedicine, automated pricing, performance, billing and claims management – please get in touch at info[at]hisi.ie.

August 14, 2014 Posted by | conference, ehealth, Europe | , , , , | Leave a comment

Methods of Information in Medicine: eTOC 2014; 53(4)

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 4 is now available at: http://www.methods-online.com This latest issue of METHODS has 18 articles, including two free downloads. Upgrade your subscription now to Methods Premium and gain online access to the complete Methods of Information in Medicine Archive dating back to 1962!

Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology
Recent Developments and Advances
Editorial
H. Handels (1), J. Ingenerf (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Informatics, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 235-237   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-10-0005

Quantitative Conjunctival Provocation Test for Controlled Clinical Trials
Original Article
I. Sárándi (1), D. P. Claßen (2), A. Astvatsatourov (3), O. Pfaar (2), L. Klimek (2), R. Mösges (4), T. M. Deserno (1)
(1) Department of Medical Informatics, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany; (2) Center of Rhinology and Allergology, Wiesbaden, Germany; (3) Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology, Cologne Ophthalmological Reading and Image Analysis Center, Experimental Ophthalmology, University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany; (4) Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology, University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 238-244   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-12-0142

Investigating Recurrent Neural Networks for OCT A-scan Based Tissue Analysis
Original Article
C. Otte (1), S. Otte (2), L. Wittig (3), G. Hüttmann (4), C. Kugler (5), D. Drömann (3), A. Zell (2), A. Schlaefer (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Technology, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany; (2) Cognitive Systems Group, Computer Science Department, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany; (3) Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Luebeck, Germany; (4) Institute of Biomedical Optics, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany; (5) Medical Clinic III, Department of Thoracic Surgery, LungenClinic Grosshansdorf, Grosshansdorf, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 245-249   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0135

Lung Registration Using Automatically Detected Landmarks
Original Article
T. Polzin (1), J. Rühaak (2), R. Werner (3), H. Handels (4), J. Modersitzki (1, 2)
(1) Institute of Mathematics and Image Computing, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (2) Fraunhofer MEVIS Project Group Image Registration, Lübeck, Germany; (3) Department of Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; (4) Institute of Medical Informatics, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 250-256   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0125

Simulation of Range Imaging-based Estimation of Respiratory Lung Motion
Influence of Noise, Signal Dimensionality and Sampling Patterns
Original Article
M. Wilms (1), R. Werner (2), M. Blendowski (1), J. Ortmüller (1), H. Handels (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Informatics, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (2) Department of Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 257-263   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0137

Piloting the EHR4CR Feasibility Platform across Europe
Original Article
J. Doods (1), R. Bache (2, 3), M. McGilchrist (4), C. Daniel (5, 6), M. Dugas (1), F. Fritz (1), on behalf of Work Package 7
(1) University of Münster, Münster, Germany; (2) Department of Informatics, School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, King’s College London, London, UK; (3) Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King’s College London, London, UK; (4) Health Informatics Centre, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK; (5) INSERM, UMR_S 1142, LIMICS, Paris, France; (6) CCS SI Patient, AP-HP, Paris, France
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 264-268   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0134

Evaluating Methods for Intersectoral Comparison of Quality of Care
A Routine Data Analysis of Elective Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
Original Article
Online Supplementary Material
C. Ohlmeier (1), R. Linder (2), D. Enders (1), R. Mikolajczyk (3, 4), W. Haverkamp (5), D. Horenkamp-Sonntag (2), E. Garbe (1, 6)
(1) Leibniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany; (2) Scientific Institute of TK for Benefit and Efficiency in Health Care, Köln, Germany; (3) Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany; (4) Hannover Medical School Hannover, Germany; (5) Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany; (6) University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 269-277   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0132

Informative Simultaneous Confidence Intervals in Hierarchical Testing
Original Article
S. Schmidt (1), W. Brannath (1)
(1) University of Bremen, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Bremen, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 278-283   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0140

Biosignal Interpretation I
Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Focus Theme – Editorial
K. Yana (1), S. Cerutti (2), L. Mainardi (2), Y. Yamamoto (3)
(1) Department of Applied Informatics, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan; (2) Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy; (3) Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 284-285   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-10-0006

Coupling of Heart Rate and Systolic Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Pregnancy
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
A. Voss (1), C. Fischer (1), R. Schroeder (1)
(1) Department of Medical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 286-290   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0045

Computerized Diagnosis of Respiratory Disorders
SVM Based Classification of VAR Model Parameters of Respiratory Sounds
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
I. Sen (1), M. Saraclar (1), Y. P. Kahya (1)
(1) Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 291-295   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0041

Point-process Nonlinear Autonomic Assessment of Depressive States in Bipolar Patients
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
G. Valenza (1, 2), L. Citi (1, 3), C. Gentili (4), A. Lanatá (2), E. P. Scilingo (2), R. Barbieri (1)
(1) Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA; (2) Research Center “E. Piaggio”, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; (3) School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Colchester, UK; (4) Department of Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Biotechnology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 296-302   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0036

Robust Detection of Sleep Apnea from Holter ECGs
Joint Assessment of Modulations in QRS Amplitude and Respiratory Myogram Interference
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
C. Maier (1, 2), H. Wenz (3), H. Dickhaus (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany; (2) Department of Medical Informatics, Heilbronn University, Heilbronn, Germany; (3) Thoraxklinik, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 303-307   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0043

Monitoring Nocturnal Heart Rate with Bed Sensor
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
M. Migliorini (1), J. M. Kortelainen (2), J. Pärkkä (2), M. Tenhunen (3), S. L. Himanen (3), A. M. Bianchi (1)
(1) Department of Electronics, Informatics and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy; (2) VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Tampere, Finland; (3) Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere, Finland
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 308-313   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0053

Surface and Intramural Reentrant Patterns during Atrial Fibrillation in the Sheep
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
O. Berenfeld (1), M. Yamazaki (1), D. Filgueiras-Rama (1), J. Kalifa (1)
(1) Center for Arrhythmia Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 314-319   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0047

Slow Adaptation of Ventricular Repolarization as a Cause of Arrhythmia?
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
A. Bueno-Orovio (1), B. M. Hanson (2), J. S. Gill (3), P. Taggart (4), B. Rodriguez (1)
(1) Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; (2) Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of London, London, UK; (3) Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK; (4) The Neurocardiology Research Unit, University College Hospital, London, UK
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 320-323   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0039

Modeling and Quantification of Repolarization Feature Dependency on Heart Rate
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
A. Minchole (1, 2, 3), E. Zacur (3), E. Pueyo (2, 3), P. Laguna (3, 2)
(1) Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; (2) Biomedical Research Networking Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Zaragoza, Spain; (3) I3A, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 324-328   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0040

Reporting of Medical Research Costs
Improving Transparency and Reproducibility of Medical Research
Letter to the Editor
B. J. Visser (1), A. W. G. Buijink (2), M. P. Grobusch (1)
(1) Center of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Division of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; (2) Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 329-331   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-04-0004

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August 13, 2014 Posted by | journals | , , , , | Leave a comment

International Symposium on the Frontiers in Intelligent Medicine – Kuala Lumpur, Sept. 26-27, 2014

The 1st International Symposium on the Frontiers in Intelligent Medicine (FIM2014 – http://www.fim.org.my) will be held on 26-27 September, 2014. The theme of the event is “Relating People and Technology in Future Healthcare Systems”, and the venue will be the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This theme captures the current era of convenience and immediacy of mobile and wearable biosensors devices, and applications; the event will explore this theme through the lenses of biomedical informatics, computer science, cognitive science, and human-centered systems to explore the potential avenues that these and other technologies can bring to healthcare, particularly in Malaysia.

Frontiers in Intelligent Medicine has thus been designed as a unique multidisciplinary symposium which brings together some of the foremost international biomedical informaticians, computer scientists, cognitive scientists and psychologists together with Malaysian clinicians from the Institut Jantung Negara. The organisers wish to reach out to other researchers in medical informatics coming from universities, hospitals and research institutes/industry in the region – Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia etc. It is hoped that hosting this symposium in Malaysia will bring medical practitioners/specialists, research scientists and industry representatives together to discuss the future of informatics in the medical domain, specifically addressing what can be done in Malaysia. With the participation from other members of  IMIA in this region, the organisers hope to have a platform to generate interest in medical informatics, and allow local researchers and medical specialists to meet those active in medical informatics in the region so that we can start with a small community here (and get it active again), and to learn and explore issues together in Malaysia.

This symposium is co-sponsored by the Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (Malaysia government innovation agency which sits under the Prime Minister’s office). The symposium will be attended by key people from Medtronic Inc, Boston Scientifc, Ministry of Health of Malaysia, and several delegates from the Association of Private Hospitals in Malaysia (and of course local researchers). It will be officiated by the Minister of Innovation in the Prime Minister’s office, Dato’ Dr. Mah.

The symposium programme (http://www.fim.org.my/scientific-programme.html) includes invited local clinicians speaking about medical treatment, diagnosis and patient care challenges, while international keynote speakers will address the known problems and current research and development efforts in applying Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science with a Human-Centered methodology in healthcare including latest developments in diabetes medical device remote monitoring technology.

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August 12, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, conference | , , | Leave a comment