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
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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)
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The next INFOLAC 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).
The Student Paper Competition and Awards was one of many important parts of Medinfo2013. This showcases the important work being done by students in our field, who will hopefully become the next generation of researchers, practitioners and leaders. Full details of the award finalists and winners is provided at http://www.medinfo2013.dk/program/student-paper-awards
The Award Committee, under the auspices of the Medinfo2013 Scientific Programme Committee, was chaired by Prof. Ameen Abu‐Hanna (Netherlands), and additionally comprised Hyeoun-Ae Park (Korea), Vimla Patel (USA), and Fernando Martín Sánchez (Australia). The winners of the awards were:
- First place: Finding Meaning in Social Media: Content-based Social Network Analysis of QuitNet to Identify New Opportunities for Health Promotion, Sahiti Myneni, Nathan Cobb, Trevor Cohen. (UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) – see also media release at https://sbmi.uth.edu/home/story.htm?id=34800590-ba3d-416d-a7ea-3af072feca8b
- Second Place: A Formal Representation for Numerical Data Presented in Published Clinical Trial Reports, Maurine Tong, William Hsu, Ricky Taira. (Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles)
- Third place: Improving Patients’ Electronic Health Record Comprehension with NoteAid, Balaji Polepalli Ramesh, Thomas Houston, Hong Yu. (Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA)
Other finalists are listed at http://www.medinfo2013.dk/program/student-paper-awards
IMIA and the Medinfo2013 committees are grateful to IBM Research (Sharam Ebadollahi, Senior Manager, Health Informatics Research, IBM Watson Research Center) for their generous financial support for these Awards.
Medinfo2013 Student Award winners, with committee members (Photo courtesy Medinfo2013 LOC)
There have been FOUR new articles added to volume 4(3) of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS, making a total of eleven articles – see http://aci.schattauer.de
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Volume 4(3) – four new articles:
Retrospective Derivation and Validation of a Search Algorithm to Identify Emergent Endotracheal Intubations in the Intensive Care Unit
N.J. Smischney (1, 2), V.M. Velagapudi (1), J.A. Onigkeit (1), B.W. Pickering (1, 2), V. Herasevich (1, 2), R. Kashyap (1, 2)
(1) Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; (2) Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care (METRIC), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 3: 419-427 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-05-RA-0033
The Challenges of Publishing on Health Informatics in Developing Countries
C. Paton (1), M. Househ (2), M. Malik (3)
(1) The George Institute for Global Health, University of Oxford, UK; (2) King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, Saudi Arabia; (3) Division of Medical Education, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 3: 428-433 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-04-IE-0030
What big size you have! Using effect sizes to determine the impact of public health nursing interventions
K. E. Johnson (1), B. J. McMorris (2), L. A. Raynor (3), K. A. Monsen (2, 4)
(1) The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing; (2) University of Minnesota, School of Nursing; (3) University of Minnesota, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent health, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School; (4) University of Minnesota, Institute for Health Informatics
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 3: 434-444 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-07-RA-0044
Erratum to: Matching Clinicians to Operative Cases
A Novel Application of a Patient Acuity Score
The Original Article can be found here.
A. Was (1), J. Wanderer (2)
(1) Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Pediatrics, Palo Alto, California, United States; (2) Vanderbilt University, Anesthesiology, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 3: 454-454 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-01-CR-0004e
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The HELINA 2013 Conference – the 8th Health Informatics in Africa Conference – will be held on 7-8 October 2013 at the Noble Conference Centre, Eldoret, Kenya. The conference theme will be “Evidence based Informatics for eHealth in Africa”.
Information on the conference is at http://conf13.helina-online.org (and http://www.helina-online.org/en/conferences/helina-2013); queries can be directed to helina-conference[at]helina-online.org The latest HELINA newsletter gives updated information – see http://www.helina-online.org/en/archives/latest-newsletter – and the conference program will be launched on the conference website http://conf13.helina-online.org on September 30, 2013 at the latest.
HELINA2013 will be hosted by the Kenyan Health Informatics Association (KeHIA – http://www.kehia.org), one of IMIA’s newest Member Societies. KeHIA is the national platform for health informatics activities in Kenya with membership drawn from corporate bodies, professionals and researchers involved in Health, Medical Informatics and Computer Science in Kenya from within and outside the country.
On related activities around the HELINA2013 conference – OpenMRS is supporting this year’s HELINA Conference. Details on this year’s OpenMRS Implementers Meeting (8-11 October) are available at: http://events.openmrs.org/ The Africa Build consortium is organizing a Symposium on capacity building on the second day of the conference (8 October, 2013) Registration for this symposium can be made at http://africabuild.eu/symposium-kenya A pre-conference workshop focused on standardization and Open Source systems interoperability and health indicator extraction of information systems used in Africa is planned on Saturday 5 October, 2013 from 09:00 to 14:00 H. Semantic and technical interoperability will be discussed with regard to systems used in Africa: DHIS, GNU Health, MEDIBOARD, Openclinic, and OpenMRS. If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an e-mail to hcs[at]helina-online.org
UPDATE: Participant information is available at http://helina-online.org/images/conferences/helina-2013/HELINA-participant-Information.pdf
Lene Vistisen, Chair of the Medinfo2013 LOC writes (via LinkedIn):
You can now download slides from the presentations. The links to the slides are embedded in a list of presentations (click at any column head to sort). http://person.hst.aau.dk/ska/MEDINFO2013/Program/FullOralProgramV2.0.htm
(Please note that some slides are not available at present as permission has not been given by the authors).
The Medinfo2013 proceedings are available freely, as an online open access publication, at the IOS Press website – directly here. The theme of the conference is “Conducting medical informatics by converging technologies, conveying sciences and connecting people”. The book contains 188 full papers, student papers and vision papers from the conference, as well as posters, tutorials, workshops, panels and demonstrations, selected after review from the 789 submissions received.
The IMIA Yearbook 2013 has been published. It was available to participants at Medinfo2013 in Copenhagen, and is available directly through the published, Schattauer.
The online version of the Yearbook contains a number of free downloads, including:
- President’s statement (Antoine Geissbuhler) [download]
- Editorial: Looking for the Evidence: The Value of Health Informatics (B. Séroussi, M.-C. Jaulent, C.U. Lehmann) [download]
- Keynote Paper: Is Healthcare Information Technology Based on Evidence? (R. Koppel) [download]
A new editorial team has been responsible for the IMIA Yearbook 2013, and will guide the future developments in coming years. The Editors are:
- Marie-Christine Jaulent
Inserm, UMRS872, Paris, France
- Christoph U. Lehmann
Vanderbilt University, Departments of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, Nashville, TN, USA
- Brigitte Séroussi
UMPC, Sorbonne Universités & Hôpital Tenon, AP-HP, Paris, France
They are assisted by an editorial board and section editors (see full list), and the invaluable work of Martina Hutter, Editorial Assistant.
[Photo courtesy Antoine Geissbuhler]
The IMIA General Assembly meeting 2013 was held at the Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark on 20 August, 2013 in conjunction with Medinfo2013. Around 70 GA members were able to be present in person, including Board members, Member Society representatives, Honorary Fellows, Working Groups chairs and others. Thank you to all who participated.
As a result of decisions made at the GA, and general policy directions, there will be some major changes for IMIA in the next 12-18 months, including:
- the GA approved a move to the IMIA Yearbook being open access and online-only. We need to finalise contractual issues and expect the new model from 2014;
- the Nominating Committee will formalise an even wider consultation process than exists for proposals for IMIA Board members and membership of some key committees. We will be discussing the practical issues with members in the coming months.
Two new Member Societies were admitted to IMIA:
- Colombian Association of Health Informatics (Asociación Colombiana de Informática en Salud – ACIESA)
- Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA)
In addition, the Centre for Health Informatics, City University, London, UK was reinstated as an Academic Institutional Member.
Prof. Fernando Martin-Sanchez and Prof. Kaija Saranto were approved as SPC co-chairs for Medinfo2015. They have already started work on the processes and timelines for Medinfo2015, and will be consulting widely as they seek ideas and the additional SPC members.
GA2014 Meeting: New Delhi, India – 31 October, 2014 – in conjunction with the APAMI2014 Conference (01-02 November)
Watch http://www.apami2014.com for more information on the conference call for submissions.
The IMIA Board will also meet in Budapest, Hungary on 26 April, 2014 in conjunction with the EFMI STC2014 meeting.