Our colleagues in APAMI, and IAMI (the Indian Association for Medical Informatics), who are hosts and local organisers of the event, are pleased to announce that submissions are open for the APAMI2014 conference. See www.apami2014.com for full information and updates.
Information on abstract submission is available at http://www.apami2014.com/abstractsubmission.html and the page for submission of the abstracts is at http://www.apami2014.com/abstract/login.php (note that you will need to set up an account). The deadline for Abstract Submission is 30th March 2014 at 23:59 hrs (local time).
Registration is also open for the conference – see http://www.apami2014.com/registrationinformation.html – and the deadline for early bird registration is 15 May, 2014.
APAMI2014 (the 8th Conference of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics) will be held on 01 and 02 November, 2014 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.
IMIA is pleased to support the event, and the IMIA General Assembly meeting will be held on 31 October, in conjunction with the event, with the IMIA Board meeting on 30 October (IMIA Board and GA meetings are by invitation only; invitations will be sent nearer to the events). This will be the first IMIA GA to be held in India.
Our colleagues Dr Shashia B Gogia (Organising Chairman), Mr S K Meher (Organising Secretary, and the new IAMI President), and Dr Sanjay Bedi (Convener), together with their IAMI colleagues and organising partners) look forward to welcoming everyone to New Delhi for these important events.
The Joint Inter-Ministerial Policy Dialogue on eHealth Standardization and Second WHO Forum on eHealth Standardization and Interoperability was hosted by WHO on 10 and 11 February, 2014 at WHO headquarters in Geneva. Participants of the Forum included representatives from WHO Member States, health data standards development organizations (SDOs), academic and research institutions, implementing partners, the donor community, and subject matter experts concerned with development, adoption and implementation of health data standards at national and sub-national level. IMIA and its members were well-represented at this event; participants included IMIA Past President Antoine Geissbuhler, IMIA CEO Peter Murray, and colleagues from COACH (Don Newsham), AMIA (Chris Chute, Charles Jaffe), IAMI India (Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran), TMIA Thailand (Boonchai Kijsanayotin) [note: participants were not necessarily present as formal representatives of these organisations].
The Final Report of the meeting is available on the WHO website (http://www.who.int/entity/ehealth/events/final_forum_report.pdf?ua=1) In line with the recommendations of the First Forum on eHealth Standardization and Interoperability held in December 2012 (http://www.who.int/ehealth/forum2012/en/) and the recent Resolution WHA66.24, the objectives of the Second Forum were to facilitate a dialogue on the need for policy and governance mechanisms for adoption of health data standards in countries and to draft a policy and governance framework for full adoption of standards at national and sub-national levels. Other materials are also available through the Forum website at http://www.who.int/ehealth/events/standardization_forum_2014/en/
The Forum was hosted by WHO’s Knowledge, Ethics and Research department within the Health Systems and Innovation cluster. It was co-chaired by Najeeb Al Shorbaji and Ramesh Krishnamurthy. The Forum addressed 19 key questions related to six thematic areas:
- Policy approaches in eHealth standardization and interoperability
- Successful policy interventions to overcome barriers in standards adoption
- Governance, stewardship, equity and health systems integration of data standards and interoperability
- Policy and statutory authority components
- Regional perspectives on governance and stewardship of eHealth standardization
- Essentials of a good policy framework for adoption of standards for interoperability of eHealth systems.
The deadline is rapidly approaching for submission of abstracts to the Medicine 2.0’14 events. There will be two events in 2014, but the submission deadline for both is March 12th, 2014, midnight EST.
Full information is available at http://www.medicine20congress.com
Medicine 2.0’14 Europe (Malaga, Spain) will be held in Torremolinos, Spain on October 9-10, 2014. Details of the call for abstracts are at http://www.medicine20congress.com/ocs/index.php/med/med2014b/schedConf/cfp
Medicine 2.0’14 Summit & World Congress (Maui, Hawaii, USA) will be held on November 13-14, 2014. Details of the call for abstracts are at http://www.medicine20congress.com/ocs/index.php/med/med2014/schedConf/cfp
The Medicine 2.0 events have been held annually since the first in Toronto in 2008 – Medicine 2.0: Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Research.
The latest issue (volume 8:1, 2014) of the Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries [JHIDC] is available at http://www.jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/issue/current
It has the following article:
Adoption of Free Open Source Geographic Information System Solution for Health Sector in Zanzibar Tanzania - BAKAR Abubakar, KIMARO Honest, SULTAN Abu Bakar, HAMIAR Sleiman
and further articles will be added.
Focus and Scope: Knowledge on health and medical informatics in developing countries is scarce. This health informatics journal has therefore been launched to focus on and promote research, experience and discussions related to health informatics in developing countries. Authors from developing countries are particularly encouraged to contribute in this area.
Articles from the previous issues (including volume 7:1 and 7:2, 2013 and the full archives) are available at http://www.jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/issue/archive
For further information, contact the Editor-in-chief, Dr. Mowafa Househ, Assistant Professor – Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Saudi Arabia , or the editorial team – http://www.jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/about/contact
The latest issue of Acta Informatica Medica: journal of the Society for Medical Informatics of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Academy of Medical Sciences in Bosnia and Herzegovina is now available - 2014, Volume 22, Issue 1.
It is available directly at http://www.scopemed.org/journal.php?jid=6
Information on the journal is at http://www.amn.ba/2014/01/29/acta-informatica-medica/ The Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Izet Masic. An archive of Acta is also available on PubMed.
The latest issue has a Special Tribute on Morris F. Collen from Marion Ball, Donald Lindberg, Izet Masic, and a series of articles on the history of medical informatics in Europe.
The New Year sees the start of a new volume of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS – see www.aci-journal.org
Volume 5(1) has FIVE new articles. In addition, note that all papers from the first 13 issues of ACI (up to and including Vol 3, Issue 3, and so totaling almost 120 articles) are now free and openly available for download. They are available via the Journal Archive.
ACI makes active use of social media tools and can be found at: facebook.com/ACIJournal, twitter.com/ACI_Journal and facebook.com/Schattauer_Publisher_Scientific_Journals In addition, you can now export citations for ACI articles via the links at the end of each article.
Volume 5(1) – five new articles:
An Exploratory, Population-Based, Mixed-Methods Program Evaluation of User Satisfaction of Services Provided by a Regional Extension Center (REC)
Research Article – Supplementary Material
D. Tang (1), M. Rutala (2), C. Ihde (2), A. Bills (2), L. Mollon (1), T. Warholak (1) (1) The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson, Arizona, United States; (2) Arizona Health-e Connection, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 1-24 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-06-RA-0037
Analysis Of Electronic Medication Orders With Large Overdoses
Opportunities For Mitigating Dosing Errors
E. S. Kirkendall (1, 2, 3, 4), M. Kouril (1), T. Minich (2, 5), S. A. Spooner (1, 2, 3)
(1) Division of Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; (2) Department of Information Services, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; (3) Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; (4) James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital MedicalCenter, Cincinnati, Ohio; (5) Division of Pharmacy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 25-45 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-08-RA-0057
Burden on university hospitals of handling Portable Data for Imaging (PDI) media
H. Hagiwara (1), A. Nemoto (2), T. Inoue (3)
(1) Department of Radiology, Yokohama City University Hospital, Yokohama, Japan; (2) Department of Medical Informatics, Yokohama City University Hospital, Yokohama, Japan; (3) Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 46-57 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-07-RA-0052
Towards Prevention of Acute Syndromes –
Electronic Identification of At-Risk Patients During Hospital Admission
A. Ahmed (1, 2, 3), C. Thongprayoon (1, 3), B. W. Pickering (1, 4), A. Akhoundi (1), G. Wilson (1, 4), D. Pieczkiewicz (2), V. Herasevich (1, 4)
(1) Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care (M.E.T.R.I.C.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester; (2) Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; (3) Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic; (4) Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 58-72 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-07-RA-0045
Generating Sensor Data Summaries to Communicate Change in Elder’s Health Status
G. L. Alexander (1, 2), A. Wilbik (3, 4), J. M. Keller (1, 5), K. Musterman (1, 2)
(1) University of Missouri, USA; (2) Sinclair School of Nursing; (3) Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; (4) Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands; (5) Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 73-84 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-07-RA-0050
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
AMIA announce the Call for participation for the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium. Full details are at http://www.amia.org/amia2014/call-for-participation The submission site is expected to be opened soon, and the submission deadline will be 13 March 2014 at 23:59 EDT.
Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, as Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, invites AMIA members, students, practitioners, informatics researchers, industry partners, and others interested in the rapidly emerging field of informatics to participate in the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium. Information on themes and tracks, categories of submission and information on the submission process are all available via http://www.amia.org/amia2014
The AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium will be held at the Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. on 15-19 November, 2014.
The deadline for submission of Papers and Posters for MIE2014 has been extended to 07 February, 2014. See details at http://www.mie2014.org/?page=Call_for_Submissions
The submission deadline for Workshops, Panels, Short communications, and Tutorials is 03 March, 2014
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).
University of Toronto, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Seeks Assistant / Associate Professor in Health Informatics
The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, invites applications in the area of Health Informatics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2014. See https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1301917
The University seeks candidates who have earned a Ph.D. degree in a related field by July 1, 2014 or soon thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching and a commitment to shaping the future of Health Informatics in Ontario and around the world. The successful applicant must have an excellent publication record, evidence of the potential for a sustained and externally funded research program, and a proven commitment to graduate student supervision and training and teaching at the graduate level. The candidate will also be able to show a commitment to realizing the impact of health informatics and e-health within the health system through innovation or knowledge transfer.
The University of Toronto offers excellent opportunities to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The Faculty of Medicine provides a context in which to work in an interdisciplinary environment with close ties to a range of collaborative programs. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact ihpme.director[at]utoronto.ca. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to ihpme.director[at]utoronto.ca by the closing date, April 15, 2014. To receive full consideration please submit your application by April 15, 2014; this search however will remain open until filled.
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply For more information on The Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation please visit our website at http://www.ihpme.utoronto.ca/
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The mHealth Summit Europe 2014 will take place on 6 – 8 May 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The organisers, HIMSS Europe, and the mHealth Summit Europe Programme Advisory Committee has now opened the Call for Papers – this closes on February 14, 2014. For complete details on the submission requirements, visit www.mhealthsummit.org/eu
The 2014 mHealth Summit seeks transformational and innovative submissions that deliver pragmatic evidence that mHealth is moving from theory to adoption and from pilot to scale. They are looking for cutting-edge content, usage cases and discussion of the challenges, implications, impact and opportunities.
Among key elements of the call and the types of submissions are that:
- All submissions must be received electronically no later than 12 Noon CET on Friday, February 14, 2014.
- The submission needs to be as detailed as possible to aid in the review process.
- Include enough details to support the title, description, and the learning objectives
- The call especially seeks proposals on the use of mobile technology to solve a particular healthcare challenge (e.g., readmissions, medication reconciliation) and data that supports its impact (quantitative preferred)
- Submissions cannot include any hint of sales, marketing or commercial bias, and should have no more than one presenter.
Claudia Fischer, Education Manager, HIMSS Europe