From the International Medical Informatics Association

IMIA WG Security in Health Information Systems – Working Conference

The IMIA Working Group Security in Health Information Systems (SiHIS) will be holding a Working Conference on the theme “Trustworthiness of health information … Issues in security and system management for patient safety”. The event will be held at the International Conference Center, Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan on 21-24, November 2009.

The workshop asks the question “To what degree are OECD 8 principles reflected in patient information systems?” SiHIS – Security in Health Information Systems – has a long history of working conferences, and this event clearly addresses the need to tackle how to use and protect patient information, from the perspectives of medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, specialists of social medicine, and system engineers. The focus is the current contribution of ICT (Information Communication Technology) to patient-centred healthcare based on “individual-participatory outline”, and seeking a new solution to reach an idealistic society where each individual can trust health information, understand responsibility in the use of the information, and move “beyond the paternalism”.

Articles accepted to this working conference will be published in a special edition of the International Journal of Medical Informatics, and also in the “Yearbook of Medical Informatics”.

Full information is available at

The working conference is part of the Collaborative Meetings in Health Informatics (CoMHI) 2009, which will also include the APAMI and JCMI conferences,  and the IMIA Board and General Assembly meetings. Full details are at

August 3, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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