From the International Medical Informatics Association

Some you may have missed – 03 September 2009

Today’s post in our irregular round-ups of health and biomedical informatics news items culled from a range of sources.  (All links are for information only, and do not imply any IMIA endorsement of any item or view expressed)

Towards pervasive computing in health care – A literature review An article by Carsten Orwat, Andreas Graefe and Timm Faulwasser in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making (2008, 8:26 – The paper summarises published research andprovides an overview of recent developments and implementations of pervasive computing systems in health care, highlighting some of the experiences reported in deployment processes. 01 September, courtesy Mark Hawker’s shared Google Reader feed.

Innovation: Go to hospital to see computing’s future. A report in New Scientist summarising some of the items in the latest Gartner ‘hype cycle’ report on emerging technologies, with a special focus on human-computer interaction and possible healthcare applications. 01 September, on HealthNex

JAMIA RSS feeds. JAMIA, the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association ( has several RSS feeds that you can subscribe to, including current and recent issues and pre-prints. The full list is at

IJMI top papers for free. IJMI, the International Journal of Medical Informatics, has an “eclectic collection” of  the most popular and most cited papers available for free download. The collection has 10 papers, all available as full text pdf files at

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