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).
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
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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The Call for Participation for the e-Health 2014 conference, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada on 01-04 June, 2014 is now open. See http://www.e-healthconference.com/abstracts for full information on submitting abstracts, including the various categories.
The submission site is now open, and the deadline for Abstract Submissions is Monday, November 18 at 5:00 PM PST.
e-Health 2014 is hosted by COACH, Canada’s Health Informatics Association (and IMIA Member Society – www.coachorg.com), Canada Health Infoway and the Canadian Institute for Health Information. All information will be on the conference website at http://www.e-healthconference.com
HINZ2013, the 12th Annual Conference and Health Innovation Marketplace, will be held on 27-29 November 2013 in Rotorua, New Zealand (see http://www.hinz.org.nz/page/conference). The theme will be Engaged Patients: Rebalancing the Clinical Relationship.
The provisional programme is now available – http://www.hinz.org.nz/page/conference/conference-2013-programme – and registration is open – http://www.hinz.org.nz/page/conference/conference-2013-registration
For questions, further information, and special registrations, please contact Linda McKay, HINZ Executive Officer Email: admin[at]hinz.org.nz
Effective from 08 October, organisations may order a subscription to ACI (Applied Clinical Informatics) with a 50% discount – if the order is received no later than November 30, 2013. Access to this highly innovative e-journal will be for just 347 € (Euro) for the first year (instead of 695 €).
Order your 2014 subscription today and your organisation will immediately benefit from this special promotion of the official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS. In addition, you’ll receive access to the scientific content of the journal from its very start in 2009 at no extra cost.
Applied Clinical Informatics publishes approximately 50 articles per year – articles which bridge gaps between visionary design and successful and pragmatic deployment in HIT.
To order the valuable content click here: https://aci.schattauer.de/en/subscription/subscribe.html Further detail on the offer is at https://aci.schattauer.de/fileadmin/assets/zeitschriften/ACI/ACI_Special_Offer_2013_10.pdf This special offer does not apply for existing institutional subscriptions.
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With Clinical Informatics now a Board Certified Specialty in the USA, clinicians need cutting edge research, experience, and state of the art information on clinical information technology Is it time to order Applied Clinical Informatics – the leading clinical informatics journal? In 2013, the journal was selected for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports and MEDLINE.
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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).
Our colleagues Dr S B Gogia, from the Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI – http://www.iami.org.in) writes:
Our editor, Dr Arindam Basu, has just announced the release of Volume 7 Issue 3 (September 2013) of the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics – see www.ijmi.org
Current articles are:
Editorial: Innovation and Caring From a Distance – Arindam Basu
Original Research Articles:
- Training Needs of Telemedicine Staff – A Pilot Study – Z. Zayapragassarazan, S. Kumar
- Fall Detection and Activity Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks – Subrat Kar, Sanat Sarangi, Akshat Bisht
Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI) was relaunched in 2007, and is now an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal adopting a broad definition of “medical informatics” and focusing on the applied aspects of computers to healthcare delivery. In the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics, all articles are accessible free of charge (as HTML files). However, PDF files are available only to IAMI (Indian Association of Medical Informatics – www.iami.org.in) members.
IJMI articles are also archived at OpenMED@NIC (http://openmed.nic.in/), an open access archive for Medical and Allied Sciences, where authors/owners can self-archive their scientific and technical documents – http://openmed.nic.in/view/subjects/ijmi.html
Our colleague Prof. Ying Wu, PhD, RN, ACNP, Dean, of the School of Nursing CMU and Chair, Organizing Committee of CINC, invites colleagues to the 2nd Capital International Nursing Conference (CINC), the 20th Anniversary Celebration for Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI), Asia Pacific Region Nursing Informatics Forum, and the 1st National Nursing Informatics Conference will be held jointly in Beijing, China, from October 25th to 27th, 2013. This three-day convention will be hosted jointly by School of Nursing, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and China Medical Informatics Association (CMIA).
Abstract submission deadline: Sep. 20 , 2013, 17:00 Beijing time. See http://www.cinc-ccmu.com/index_English.jsp for full information (in English).
The conference will provide a communication platform for nursing professionals from around the world to explore the significance of nursing science and to share the academic achievements within the field of nursing around the globe. The conference focuses on the hot topics in evidence-based practice, translational research, nursing education, nursing management, chronic illness nursing care, intensive care, disaster nursing, and nursing informatics.