There are FIVE new articles to start volume 4(2) of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS. Volume 4(1) is now complete, with twelve articles – see http://aci.schattauer.de
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Volume 4(2) – five new articles:
1. Development of an Automated, Real Time Surveillance Tool for Predicting Readmissions at a Community Hospital
R. Gildersleeve (1), P. Cooper (1)
(1) Augusta Health, Information Technology, Fishersville, Virginia, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 2: 153-169 http://dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2012-12-RA-0058
2. Do Language Fluency and Other Socioeconomic Factors Influence the Use of PubMed and MedlinePlus?
L. Sheets (1, 2), A. Gavino (1), F. Callaghan (1), P. Fontelo (1)
(1) National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; (2) University of Missouri Informatics Institute, Columbia, Missouri, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 2: 170-184 http://dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-01-RA-0006
3. An Information Systems Model of the Determinants of Electronic Health Record Use
P. Messeri (1), S. Khan (2), M. Millery (3), A. Campbell (4), J. Merrill (5), S. Shih (6), R. Kukafka (5)
(1) Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia Univiersity, Sociomedical Sciences, New York, New York, United States; (2) Columbia University, BIomedical Informatics, News York, United States; (3) Columbia University, Socomedical Sciences, New York, New York, United States; (4) Pennsylvania State University, Population Research Institute, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States; (5) Columbia University, Biomedical Informatics, New York, New York, United States; (6) NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygene, New York, New York, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 2: 185-200 http://dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-01-RA-0005
4. Medical Student Appraisal: Applications For Bedside Patient Education
Review Special Topic: Medical Student Technology Appraisal Series
T. M. Markman (1), P. J. Sampognaro (1), S. L. Mitchell (1), S. R. Weeks (1), S. Khalifian (1), J. R. Dattilo (1)
(1) Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 2: 201-211 http://dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-01-R-0007
5. Diagnostic Performance of Electronic Syndromic Surveillance Systems in Acute Care: A Systematic Review
Research Article Supplementary Material
M. Kashiouris (1, 2), J. C. O’Horo (1, 2), B. W. Pickering (1, 3), V. Herasevich (1, 3)
(1) M.E.T.R.I.C., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; (2) Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; (3) Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 2: 212-224 http://dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2012-12-RA-0053
For further information on this peer-reviewed eJournal, go to www.aci-journal.org
Further materials of interest from the same publishers are to be found in the journal Methods of Information on Medicine and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.
If you have any questions or feedback do not hesitate to contact Schattauer by sending an e-mail to claudia.boehm[at]schattauer.de
The Twelfth International Congress on Nursing Informatics (NI2014) will be held in Taipei in 2014. Dates 21-25 June; venue Taipei International Convention Center. Information is available via the website at http://www.ni2014.org (currently undergoing some updating). The call for abstracts flyer is here.
The online submissions will open on 01 June, 2013. All abstracts must be submitted and be received on or before September 15, 2013 through the on-line Abstract Submission System.
For authors that need language support, submit by the pre-submission deadline, August 31, 2013. (this does NOT guarantee acceptance; it is a mechanism to provide support and feedback)
All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee of the NI2014, and reviewing results will be notified by emailing the decision of acceptance/ rejection to the presenting authors only by December 15, 2013.
The aim of the congress is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally renowned forum for research in the theory and practice of nursing informatics. Over the years, the congress has been instrumental in the advancement of nursing informatics which has made a great stride toward the provision of an International discussion forum as evidenced by the number of successful meetings held so far. NI2009 in Finland and NI2012 in Canada successfully attracted over 600 participants. NI2014 in Taipei will also present the most up-to-date scientific evidence through our comprehensive scientific program which will cover a wide range of topics to be presented in the invited speakers’ lectures, educational sessions, as well as the abstract-based program.
This issue contains reports, inter alia, on “Health Information Management &
Technology – Recent Trends” from Saudi Arabia, an Iranian Perspective on
“Transition from Medical Record Practitioners to Health Information Technology Professionals”, the recent seminar on “Health Information Management (HIM) for Europe – Ways, Achievements and Perspectives” held at the EFMI STC meeting, and on “Outreach Visits to Nigeria, Kenya & Tanzania”.
The 17th IFHIMA Congress on Health Information Management: Making a World of Difference is to be held next week, on 13-15 May, 2013 in Montreal, Canada, and hosted by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) – see ifhimacongress2013.com In addition, the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA – www.cnia.ca) is partnering with IFHIMA and CHIMA, and Canada Health Infoway will be hosting a SNOMED CT Workshop in Montreal, QC at the Marriott Chateau Champlain, immediately following the conclusion of the IFHIMA congress.
HISA (Health Informatics Society of Australia – www.hisa.org.au) is proud to introduce the Joan Edgecumbe Continued Professional Development Scholarship into their repertoire of annual Awards and scholarships. See full information on the HISA website: http://www.hisa.org.au/?page=edu_joan
This scholarship is in recognition of the continued service and passion to the health informatics sector by Mrs. Joan Edgecumbe. Joan is one of HISA’s founding members and over HISA’s 20 year history has occupied the role of Executive Officer, committee member and Board member, until her retirement in 2011. The Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship is designed to encourage undergraduate, graduate certificate, diploma, masters and PhD students who demonstrate commitment and promise in the field of health informatics to attend the annual Health Informatics Conference 2013.
To be considered for the Joan Edgecumbe Continuing Professional Development Scholarship, please fill out the form on http://www.hisa.org.au/?page=edu_joan Please note that this scholarship is only available to HISA members. Application close on 31 May.
HISA Apps Challenge 2013: HISA’s Health Apps Challenge invites budding app developers to come up with an idea for an app to assist and improve health and health outcomes. Participants are required to design* an innovative e-health related mobile application that facilitates and improves the way individuals experience or receive healthcare or access and use information that can improve health outcomes.
- Mental health
- Indigenous health
- Chronic disease management
Full information is at http://www.hisa.org.au/?page=app_challenge_2013 Monday 3 June – Submission deadline (9.00 AM EST)
* Applicants to HISA’s Health Apps Challenge 2013 are not required to actually develop their app prior to entry in the competition. Submissions involve a video presentation of the app concept.
The 12th Annual Conference and Health Innovation Marketplace (HINZ 2013 Conference), will be held on 27-29 November 2013, in Rotorua, New Zealand with the theme “Engaged Patients: Rebalancing the clinical relationship“. Full information will be updated on the HINZ website, via http://www.hinz.org.nz
HINZ is also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/HINZ/183692571666936 and Twitter: https://twitter.com/hinz_nz
At least three important events take place in May, 2013 – two in Canada, one in Austria. We hope that many IMIA colleagues will be able to participate in and support at least one of them (we know not everyone can get to every event), and we wish the organisers every success.
The 17th IFHIMA (International Federation of Health Information Management Associations) Congress will be held on May 13-15, 2013, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. See www.ifhimacongress2013.com The venue will be the Palais des congrès de Montréal, located in the heart of downtown Montréal. CHIMA (Canadian Health Information Management Association – http://www.echima.ca) will be hosting the event, and the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA – www.cnia.ca) is also partnering in the event. Those not able to attend can follow the event on Twitter – http://twitter.com/IFHIMA2013
IFHIMA (http://www.ifhima.org) is an Affiliate Member of IMIA, and IMIA is pleased to be able to participate in the IFHIMA General Assembly meeting to be held on 12 May in conjunction with the Congress.
COACH (Canada’s Health Informatics Association – www.coachorg.com) will be holding their annual e-Health conference in Ottawa, Canada on 26-29 May (venue the Ottawa Convention Centre). The theme is Accelerating Change, and full details are at www.e-healthconference.com There is a conference blog at www.e-healthconference.com/blog In addition to pre-conference workshops, there will also be the Canadian Telehealth Forum, and plenary sessions on ‘Big Data and Quality in Healthcare’ and ‘The Consumerization of e-Health’. COACH is an IMIA Member Society.
eHealth 2013 (not to be confused by COACH’s similarly named event) will take place in Vienna, Austria on 23-24 May, 2013. It is the annual event of IMIA Member Society, the Working Group Medical Informatics and eHealth of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) (Arbeitskreis Medizinische Informatik (AKMI) der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik (ÖGBMT) und der Österreichischen Computergesellschaft (OCG) ). Full information is on the website at http://www.ehealthsummit.at/Konferenz You can also follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/eHealthSummitAT
According to the IMIA office iPad, there are now just 111 days until the official opening of Medinfo2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark on 20 August, 2013.
The 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics – Medinfo2013 – will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is hosted by the Danish Society of Medical Informatics. We look forward to seeing as many colleagues as possible there, and encourage you to register as soon as possible and ‘spread the word’ among your friends, colleagues and organisations.
The LOC and PCO ask that we draw your attention to a couple of issues – making sure yo apply for visa letters if needed, and that if you wish a paper/hard copy of the proceedings, you will need to order it at additional cost. See the Medinfo2013 website for these updates and further updates in the coming weeks: http://www.medinfo2013.dk (we will also mirror updates here as quickly as possible).
Visa and Letter of invitation
Delegates from specific countries need a visa to visit Denmark. Please follow this link for further information and for the list of the countries from where you need a visa. (Please note that you cannot apply for a visa earlier than three months before expected date of departure from your home country). Link to Letter of Invitation.
Paper Copy of the Proceedings
IOS Press offers a paper copy of the Proceedings to conference participants for the discount price of Euros 99. Read more.
HIC 2013, Australia’s Health Informatics Conference, organised by the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), will be held from 15 July – 18 July 2013 in Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention Centre, with the primary theme of Digital Health Service Delivery – The Future Is Now! See full information on the event, including registration, at http://www.hisa.org.au/page/hic2013
HIC 2013 registration is open – the early bird rate closes on 20 May.
The early bird registration rate for Medinfo2013 has been extended to April 26th (23:59 UTC).
Register now to save money -see www.medinfo2013.dk
The IMIA Board met in Dubai, UAE on 21 April in conjunction with the 4th MEAHI conference. This was the first meeting in the region. There will be reports to follow. Many Board members will be speaking at the MEAHI conference in the coming days – www.meahi.org Carol Hullin (IMIA-LAC VP) and Chris Lehmann (VP Services) were not physically present, but participated remotely for their reports.
L to R: Riccardo Bellazzi (VP Medinfo); Ramin Moghaddam (MEAHI Founding President); John Mantas (EFMI VP); Sabine Koch (Treasurer); Ying (Helen) Wu (APAMI VP); Peter Murray (CEO); Lyn Hanmer (Secretary); John Holmes (North America, AMIA – for Elizabeth Borycki); Hyeoun-Ae Park (VP WG/SIG); Antoine Geissbuhler (President); Michio Kimura (VP Membership); Lincoln de Assis Moura Jr (President elect)
Photo courtesy on Antoine Geissbuhler.