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World u-Health Forum 2009 – Korea

The World u-Health Forum 2009, organised by the Korean Society of Medical Informatics, and with sponsorship from the Korean Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, takes place on 24 June 2009 in Seoul, Korea, according to Prof. Hyeoun-Ae Park, IMIA’s Vice President for Working Groups and Special Interest Groups, and Korean national representative to IMIA.

Information is on the website at www.wuhealthforum2009.org

u-Health (ubiquitous health) is an issue of great interest in Korea (it was strongly featured in the NI2006 World Congress on Nursing Informatics). u-Health is seen as enabling healthcare consumers to easily access medical services, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, post check-ups and health management. The focus is on anytime and anywhere access, via ubiquitous information technology (e.g., mobile, sensor technology, wearable computer etc.). The concept of u-Health can include telehealth, telemedicine, telecare and e-Health.

Anyone with an interest in u-Health may also wish to visit the u-Health blog maintained by Karl Oyri and others – http://deltadigital.blogspot.com/

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