The time of year has again come quickly round when the journal Methods of Information in Medicine invites applications from trainees who wish to be considered for the Student Editorial Board for the period 2014-15. The goal of the Student Editorial Board is to learn, understand, and participate in the peer review process of submitted manuscripts that are considered for publication. The Student Editorial Board will provide outstanding trainees with a mentored opportunity to learn and experience the various aspects of the peer review process. During the appointment period members of the Student Editorial Board will receive educational material, instruction, and feedback about peer review, and actively participate in the review of 3-5 manuscripts per year.
Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply if they are enrolled as a trainee in a graduate degree granting or post-doctoral training program. Full information is available in the PDF file available for download here (MIMSEB) or in a zip file via the Methods website >>> The closing date for applications is 18 December, 2013.
If you have any questions please direct them to Ms. Ina Hoffmann, email: ed[at]MethodsInfMed.org
Members of the Student Editorial Boards are expected to
- demonstrate critical thinking,
- have experience in a biomedical/health informatics-related field (in a broad sense),
- have experience in aspects of scientific writing and communication,
- understand research design and basic concepts of biostatistics, and
- have a good mastery of the written English language.
Current members of the Student Editorial Board are listed on the Methods website, and come from 10 countries in different parts of the world.
Methods of Information in Medicine is an official journal of IMIA.
The deadline for all submissions (full papers, posters and workshops) is now 03 January, 2014.
See http://www.stc2014.org information as it becomes available, including details of the conference venue, accommodation, and other relevant dates in respect of the scientific submissions. The deadline for early bird registration will be 21 February.
The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) Special Topic Conference (STC) 2014 Conference has the subject: Cross-border challenges in informatics with a focus on disease surveillance and utilising big-data. The event will be held on 26-29 April, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. See http://www.stc2014.org for more information as it becomes available. The IMIA Board and the EFMI Board and Council will both meet in Budapest in conjunction with the conference. We encourage all IMIA and EFMI colleagues to submit to and participate in this event.
For MIE2014, the deadline for submissions is 31 January, 2014 – see http://www.mie2014.org/?page=Call_for_Submissions
MIE2014 – the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference – will be held on 31 August to 03 September, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey – watch www.mie2014.org for more information as it becomes available . Also follow http://twitter.com/MIE2014 on Twitter (@MIE2014) and there is an MIE2014 group on LinkedIn (http://lnkd.in/EvxTt9) and a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Mie2014).
Our colleague Professor Ying Wu, PhD, RN, ACNP, Dean of the School of Nursing, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China and President, APAMI, reports on the events recently held in Beijing. Her full report is available here, and the highlights include:
The first China National Nursing Informatics Conference (CNNIC) was jointly held with the 2nd Capital International Nursing Conference (CINC) from October 25th to 27th, 2013, in Beijing, China. The theme of this convention was “Translational Research, Evidence-based Practice, and Securing Health”. On October 25th, along with the opening ceremony for the conferences, a celebration of the 20th anniversary for APAMI was held, to recall the establishment of the organisation and achievements that have been made within APAMI over the past 20 years.
During the ceremony, Minister Assistant of Ministry of Education Huiqing Lin, Deputy Director of Medical Affairs, Hospital Authority (HA) National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of the People’s Republic of China, Dr. Jun Zhou, IMIA Vice-President and President-elect Dr. Hyeoun-Ae Park, CMIA President Dr. Shuqian Luo, President of Chinese Nursing Association Dr. Xiuhua Li, and other delegates also delivered remarks about the future development of the nursing profession in China, and expressed their support in the area of health informatics.
Almost five hundred people attended the conference. 43 oral and 110 poster presentations, including abstracts in the field of health and nursing informatics, were shared with attendees and distinguished guests and scholars from the US, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, and China who participated in this global convention.
Our colleagues from the Ukrainian Association for Computer Medicine, an IMIA Member Society, write:
A new issue of the journal Clinical Informatics and Telemedicine – 2013; Vol. 9; Issue 10 – is now available online at www.uacm.kharkov.ua/eng
Clinical Informatics and Telemedicine is the official journal of the Ukrainian Association for Computer Medicine, and publishes highly-ranked original research articles and reviews in the broad fields of medical and biological informatics and cybernetics, IT in clinical neurophysiology and cardiology, IT in medical education and other areas, in Ukrainian, Russian and English languages. Clinical Informatics and Telemedicine (JKiT) is a partner of the European Journal of Biomedical Informatics (EJBI) (http://www.ejbi.eu ), which according to the contract is exchanged for the publication of articles and other materials of interest to experts of Ukraine, CIS countries and the European Union. JKiT is indexed in the international scientometric database Index Copernicus.
The archive of all articles published in Clinical Informatics and Telemedicine are now available on-line, from 2004 to the present (http://uacm.kharkov.ua/eng/). The JKiT V9, Issue 10, 2013 will be online soon, please follow this link.
The Journal can be ordered from the address: e-mail: kit-journal[at]ukr.net
The Ukrainian Association for Computer Medicine (UACM)
P.O. BOX 7313
IMIA colleagues around the world wish Dr Morris F Collen a happy 100th birthday today, the 12 November, 2013 (or 11/12/13 in the US date format).
In an editorial in Methods, Don Lindberg and Marion Ball write about his life, contributions, and influence: Morris F. Collen at 100: A Tribute to “The Father of Medical Informatics”, available as a free download in Methods of Information in Medicine. Dr Collen is an IMIA Honorary Fellow (in addition to his many other recognitions and awards).
Other news items celebrating Dr Collen’s birthday and reflecting on his contributions within the US and globally are at:
Ted Shortliffe, Charles Safran others have posted some photos on Facebook.
Harvard School of Public Health offers Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care, a 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
January 2-7,2014 and June 2-6, 2014 in Boston, MA, USA
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 during this program include IT strategy and governance, electronic health records, patient safety and quality of care, and clinical informatics. Leadership for Health IT 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.
All communications should be directed to the Harvard School of Public Health, not to IMIA – see https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/contact.cfm
Our colleague Prof. Dr. Elske Ammenwerth is pleased to announce that the eHealth 2014 (www.ehealth2014.at) conference will take place in Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria, on 22-23 May, 2014. eHealth 2014: Health Informatics meets eHealth (8th annual conference) is organised by, among others, IMIA’s Member Society in Austria, the Working Group Medical Informatics and eHealth of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) (http://iig.umit.at/akmi/akmi.htm).
Submission deadline: January 27, 2014. Submission and presentations are possible in English and German.
Further information will be available on the conference website (currently only available in German).
eHealth2014 – Health Informatics meets eHealth Von der Wissenschaft zur Anwendung und zurück
Sehr geehrte Kolleginnen und Kollegen, vom 22. bis 23. Mai 2014 wird in Wien die achte wissenschaftliche Fachtagung “eHealth2014 – Health Informatics meets eHealth” stattfinden.
Motto der nächstjährigen Tagung ist Outcomes Research: Der Nutzen von Gesundheits-IT
Prof. Dr. Majid Altuwaijri, founder and Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, CIO for the National Guard Health Affairs, retired from public service last month. For the past twenty years, Professor Altuwaijri has strived to cement and lead health informatics initiatives within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 2005, Professor Altuwaijri established the first college of Public Health and Health Informatics in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. In 2006, Professor Altuwaijri also established the Saudi Arabian Health Informatics Assocation (SAHI) and served as president from 2006 till 2012. One of Professor Altuwaijri’s principal accomplishments, and perhaps his most lasting legacy, was the establishment of the King Abdullah Arabic Health Encyclopedia (KAAHE – http://www.kaahe.org/en/). The website was officially launched in 2012 and almost one and a half years after its launch it has become the most visited Arabic health website in the Middle East with over one million visitors a month.
For his efforts over the years in building health informatics within Saudi Arabia, Professor Altuwaijri was granted the King Abdulaziz Medal of Honor in the first degree, the highest honor bestowed on a civilian in Saudi Arabia.
A full appreciation of Professor Altuwaijri’s contribution to the development of health informatics in Saudi Arabia is provided by Dr. Mowafa Househ and colleagues, and is downloadable here.
Volume 52, Issue 5 is available at: http://www.methods-online.com This issue of METHODS has TEN articles. The main editorial, Morris F. Collen at 100: A Tribute to “The Father of Medical Informatics”, written by Don Lindberg and Marion Ball, is available as a free download.
The archive of METHODS, dating back until 1962, is also available online; most of this material is available for free download.
Morris F. Collen at 100: A Tribute to “The Father of Medical Informatics”
D. A. B. Lindberg (1), M. J. Ball (2)
(1) National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, USA; (2) IBM Research, Baltimore, MD, USA
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 5: 371-373
A Probabilistic Method for Computing Quantitative Risk Indexes from Medical Injuries Compensation Claims
S. Dalle Carbonare (1), F. Folli (2), E. Patrini (3), P. Giudici (4), R. Bellazzi (1)
(1) Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’Informazione, Università di Pavia, Pavia, Italy; (2) Risk Manager, Azienda Ospedaliera di Lodi, Lodi, Italy; (3) MARSH S.p.A., Milano, Italy; (4) Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche ed Aziendali, Università di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 5: 374-381 dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0074
Feasibility of Feature-based Indexing, Clustering, and Search of Clinical Trials. A Case Study of Breast Cancer Trials from ClinicalTrials.gov
Original Article – Online Supplementary Material
M. R. Boland (1), R. Miotto (1), J. Gao (1), C. Weng (1, 2)
(1) Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; (2) The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 5: 382-394 dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0092
Developing Topic-specific Search Filters for PubMed with Click-through Data
J. Li (1, 2), Z. Lu (2)
(1) Institute of Medical Information and Library, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China; (2) National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 5: 395-402 dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0054
Caregivers’ Time Utilization before and after the Introduction of an Electronic Nursing Documentation System in a Residential Aged Care Facility
E. N. Munyisia (1), P. Yu (1), D. Hailey (1)
(1) University of Wollongong, School of Information Systems and Technology, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 5: 403-410 dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0024
Automated Selection of Relevant Information for Notification of Incident Cancer Cases within a Multisource Cancer Registry
V. Jouhet (1, 2), G. Defossez (1), CRISAP (3), CoRIM (4), P. Ingrand (1, 5)
(1) Registre général des cancers de Poitou-Charentes, Faculté de médecine, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Poitiers, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France; (2) CHU de Bordeaux, Pole de santé publique, Service d’information medicale, Bordeaux, France; (3) Centre de Regroupement Informatique et Statistique en Anatomie Pathologique, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France; (4) Collège Régional de l’Information Médicale de Poitou-Charentes, Centre Hospitalier Général Georges Renon, Niort, France; (5) INSERM, CIC 802, Poitiers, France
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 5: 411-421 dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0101
Distance Measures for Surgical Process Models
S. Schumann (1), U. Bühligen (2), T. Neumuth (1)
(1) Universität Leipzig, Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery, Leipzig, Germany; (2) University Medical Center, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Leipzig, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 5: 422-431 dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0111
Reliability of In-hospital Mortality as a Quality Indicator in Clinical Quality Registries. A Case Study in an Intensive Care Quality Register
A. Koetsier (1), N. Peek (1), E. de Jonge (2), D. Dongelmans (3), G. van Berkel (4), N. de Keizer (1)
(1) Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (2) Department of Intensive Care, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands; (3) Department of Intensive Care, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (4) Department of Intensive Care, Rivierenland, Gorinchem, The Netherlands
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 5: 432-440 dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-02-0070
Generating Reference Models for Structurally Complex Data. Application to the Stabilometry Medical Domain
F. Alonso (1), J. A. Lara (2), L. Martinez (1), A. Pérez (1), J. P. Valente (1)
(1) CETTICO Research Group, Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingenieria del Software, Facultad de Informática, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; (2) Facultad de Enseñanzas Técnicas, Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 5: 441-453 dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0106
Patient Empowerment by Increasing the Understanding of Medical Language for Lay Users
Original Article – Online Supplementary Material
V. Topac (1), V. Stoicu-Tivadar (1)
(1) Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, ”Politehnica” University of Timişoara, Timişoara, Romania
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 5: 454-462 dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-02-0006
You may also be interested in the eJournal ACI – Applied Medical Informatics and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.
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NOTE: For the EFMI STC 2014, the deadline for submissions (full papers and posters) is 15 November, 2013.
The deadline for workshop submissions is 02 January, 2014. See http://www.stc2014.org for this and more information as it becomes available.
For MIE2014, the call for submissions opens on 01 November 2013, and the deadline for submissions is 31 January, 2014 – see http://www.mie2014.org/?page=Call_for_Submissions
The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) Special Topic Conference (STC) 2014 Conference has the subject: Cross-border challenges in informatics with a focus on disease surveillance and utilising big-data. The event will be held on 26-29 April, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. See http://www.stc2014.org for more information as it becomes available. The IMIA Board and the EFMI Board and Council will both meet in Budapest in conjunction with the conference.
MIE2014 – the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference – will be held on 31 August to 03 September, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey – watch www.mie2014.org for more information as it becomes available . Also follow http://twitter.com/MIE2014 on Twitter (@MIE2014) and there is an MIE2014 group on LinkedIn (http://lnkd.in/EvxTt9) and a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Mie2014)