Prof. Christian Nohr and colleagues from Aalborg University in Denmark are pleased to announce that slides from the presentations of the pre-Medinfo2013 conference Context Sensitive Health Informatics, Human & Sociotechnical approaches are now available at the conference web site: http://cshi2013.org - click on the programme link, and you will find the presentations that are available (where permission for use has been given). Presentations available include those of keynote speakers Enrico Coiera and Elizabeth Borycki,
There is also a new item on the menu bar: pictures where you can see photos of all the presenters and participants (and Ross’ birthday cake )
It is unclear exactly what is happening here (perhaps Paul and Enrico are auditioning for the Wallabies), but the presenters concerned can doubtless explain …
The IMIA working groups behind the conference had business meetings during Medinfo and decided to aim at a new CSHI conference prior to Medinfo 2015 in Brazil. More information about call for papers, deadlines etc. will follow.
The IMIA Standards in Health Care Informatics Working Group will be holding a business meeting at Medinfo2013. The meeting will be on Friday, 23 August from 08:00-09:30am in Meeting Room 19, the Bella center, Copenhagen. Further information on the meeting, agenda, etc. can be obtained from the WG chair and vice chair – see http://www.imia-medinfo.org/new2/node/153
In addition, other activities relating to standards, directly and indirectly will take place at Medinfo2013, including:
- Workshop for IMIA Standardization WG, Thursday 22 August, 13:45 – 15:15 in Session Room 5, organized by Prof. Jun Nakaya;
- Workshop on Standards in Clinical Decision Support: Activities in Health Level Seven and Beyond, Thursday 22 August, 15:45 – 17:15 in Session Room 5 – Robert Jenders, Guilherme Del Fiol.
Also of relevance, due to the 2013 WHA resolution on ehealth and interoperability, is the WHO Panel, A global perspective to strengthening health systems and accelerating universal health coverage through eHealth (Wednesday 21 August, 08:30 – 10:00).
Many IMIA Working Groups will have business meetings at Medinfo2013 in Copenhagen. A summary of these and other meetings (some of which may be open, some may be by invitation only) is at http://www.medinfo2013.dk/node/94
The IMIA Health Informatics for Development Working Group will be holding a meeting on Friday 23 August, from 08:00-09:30am in Meeting Room 17, Bella Center (Medinfo2013 venue). The meeting will be chaired by Dr Daniel Luna (Chief Medical Information Officer; Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires; Argentina), WG Chair and Dr. Alvin Marcelo (Senior vice-president and Chief Information Officer; Philippine Health Insurance Corporation), WG vice chair. A programme for the meeting is available here: IMIA HIDevWG Schedule.
If you have any questions about the WG or the meeting, or to RSVP that will attend, please contact Dr Daniel Luna (Daniel.luna[at]hospitalitaliano.org.ar).
We will post information on other WG meetings as we are notified and requested (subject to resources).
This is the first of a series of news items over the next 4 weeks, in which we will highlight Medinfo2013 activities. If you would like your event, activity, etc. to be featured, please send email to imia[at]imia-services.org (selection of items to be featured will be entirely at editorial discretion).
Thomas Karopka <tkaropka[at]gmail.com> IMIA OS WG chair and EFMI LIFOSS WG chair writes about two free/libre and open source activities to be held.
The “Care for the World” mini-symposium with the title “Collaboration, Openness, transparency and trust as prerequisite for high quality, effective and efficient health care” will present and discuss different approaches to tackle the global challenges in health care. The main argument is that collaboration, openness, transparency and trust are the most powerful ingredients to develop high quality, sustainable solutions and maximize the impact that these tools might have in improving health outcomes. Two different but related approaches will be presented: The use of Free/Libre Open Source Software and Open User Driven Innovation. This mini-symposium is collaboratively organized by IMIA OS WG, EFMI LIFOSS WG, GNUSolidario, International Institute for Global Health of the United NationsUniversity (UNU-IIGH), MedFLOSS.org and the EU project ScanBalt HealthPort. Thursday, 22 August, 08:30 – 10:00.
There will be a joint working group meeting of IMIA OS WG and EFMI LIFOSS WG, on Wednesday 21st August, from 2pm-3.30pm. This is an open working group meeting and all people interested in free/libre open source software in health informatics are very welcome to attend this meeting. Suggested Agenda will include Short report about activities of the last year; Collaboration with other FLOSS working groups (inside and outside of IMIA); and Future work of IMIA OS WG and EFMI LIFOSS WG.
The “Context Sensitive Health Informatics” event, a pre-Medinfo conference, will be held on 17-18 August, 2013. The event is jointly organized/supported by several IMIA WG (Human Factors Engineering for Healthcare Informatics, Organizational and Social Issues, Health Informatics for Patient Safety).
Registration is open; see http://www.cshi2013.org/registration For more information about the conference and registration please see the conference web site: http://www.cshi2013.org or http://www.medinfo2013.dk/node/67
The conference is endorsed by IMIA, EFMI and AMIA and organized/supported by the IMIA Working Groups Human Factors Engineering for Healthcare Informatics, Organizational and Social Issues, Health Informatics for Patient Safety and by the EFMI WG on Human and Organizational Factors of Medical Informatics.
Keynote speakers include Enrico Coiera, Australian Institute for Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (title: Stasis and adaptation – the paradox of health systems that resist large-scale change but can embrace local variation) and Elizabeth M. Borycki, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, BC, Canada (title: Technology-Induced Errors: Where Do They Come From and What Can We Do About Them?)
The event will be held on 17 and 18 August, 2013 at the Danish Institute for Medical Simulation at Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark (NOTE: not at the Bella Center).
This is an official event of several IMIA WGs and is supported by IMIA, AMIA, EFMI and other organisations.
Prof. Marie-Catherine Beuscart-Zéphir (Past Vice Chair), and Prof. Christian Nøhr (Chair of the IMIA Human Factors Engineering for Healthcare Informatics Working Group) wish to announce that the Call for Papers is available for the “Context Sensitive Health Informatics” event, a pre-Medinfo conference jointly organized/supported by several IMIA WG (Human Factors Engineering for Healthcare Informatics, Organizational and Social Issues, Health Informatics for Patient Safety).
The event will be held on 17 and 18 August, 2013 at the Danish Institute for Medical Simulation at Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Call for papers – deadline EXTENDED TO 08 FEBRUARY
Context Sensitive Health Informatics is about health information technologies and their environments. Environments may be people in different roles such as users, designers, and evaluators, but also nonhuman constructs such as organizations, work practices, guidelines and protocols, buildings and markets. We invite original contributions addressing the conference topic.
For more information about the conference and the call please see the conference web site: www.cshi2013.org and the attached downloadable document: IMIA Context Sensitive Health Informatics Call for Papers
Submission of paper: 8 February 2013
Notification of acceptance: 2 April 2013
Submission of final papers: 22 April 2013
This is an official event of several IMIA WGs and is supported by IMIA, AMIA, EFMI and other organisations.
Call for Papers: Enabling Technologies in Geriatric Medicine and Rehabilitation – Deadline 01 March 2013
Dr Michael Marschollek (Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, Germany and IMIA Wearable Sensors WG) invites submission of papers to Joint Focus Theme Issues of Methods of Information in Medicine (MIM) and Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie – European Journal of Geriatrics (ZGG) on the theme of Enabling Technologies in Geriatric Medicine and Rehabilitation. Guest Editors: Michael Marschollek (MIM), Clemens Becker (ZGG).
The deadline for electronic submission of contributions is 01 March, 2013. The full details are in the downloadable PDF version of the Call (CfP Enabling Technologies 2013 MIM ZGG). Please submit your paper electronically (as an email attachment) to the Guest Editor at Michael.marschollek[at]plri.de. In accordance with the submitting authors he will allocate your manuscript to one of the two journals and provide details on the review process. Submissions of full papers should be limited to about 4,000 words (25,000 characters for ZGG). Papers must not have appeared in, nor be under consideration by other journals.
Demographic change with rising numbers in co-morbidity leads to an increased demand in clinical geriatric expertise as well as in geriatric research. In order to alleviate the effects that aging will have on our societies in terms of increased functional deficits, waning possibilities for participation and communication and a potential risk of emergencies, supportive technical solutions are frequently proposed. Such technologies may comprise a wide range of solutions including e.g. wearable sensor-based systems, ambient assisted living systems for personal environments or communication support tools. To make sure that the rapidly advancing field of research in technologies for the elderly meets the demands of the persons in need, research efforts should be interdisciplinary. Evaluation in controlled clinical trials or field experiments is extremely valuable and therefore highly commended.
The IMIA WG Health Technology and Quality Assessment and EFMI WG Assessment of Health Information Systems provide and maintain the Inventory of Health IT Evaluation Studies and Systematic Reviews, available for free at: http://evaldb.umit.at
Dr Nicolette de Keizer, Chair of the IMIA Working Group (http://www.imia-medinfo.org/new2/node/154) writes:
This repository was created to help researchers to identify evaluation studies that have been conducted in defined settings. It now contains more than 1700 references to published evaluation studies and reviews of evaluation studies of health information systems.
A health information system in this context comprises all computer-based components that are used to enter, store, process, communicate, and present health related or patient related information, and which are used by health care professionals or the patient themselves in the context of inpatient or outpatient patient care. Each entry is indexed according to, among others, type of evaluation information system, clinical domain, evaluation method, and evaluation criteria. All entries are searchable based on a combination of parameters and thereby it allows much more specific searches than, for example, the MeSh-terms in PubMed. For each entry, the abstract can be reviewed, and a direct link to PubMed is provided.
The repository is the result of a systematic literature search in PubMed, conducted in 2003  and updated in 2006, 2009 and 2012. Since 2009, the repository is also updated based on input from researchers from all over the world. To support this, the repository website offers the possibility to propose studies that should be entered into the database. Since 2010, between 150 and 200 distinct visitors visit http://evaldb.umit.at each month.
 Ammenwerth E, de Keizer N. An inventory of evaluation studies of information technology in health care trends in evaluation research 1982-2002. Methods Inf Med. 2005;44(1):44-56. Erratum in: Methods Inf Med. 2005;44(3):III.