From the International Medical Informatics Association

NI2009 post-Congress workshop proceedings

The proceedings of the Post-Congress Workshop of the 10th International Nursing Informatics Congress (NI2009), which was held at Vanajanlinna, Finland on July 1-4, 2009, are now available. Titled “Personal Health Information Management – Tools and Strategies for Citizens’ Engagement”, the 215 page book has been edited by Kaija Saranto, Patricia Flatley Brennan and Anne Casey. It is available as a free download (pdf file, 1.4MB) at For those wanting a paper copy, it is available at 20 Euro plus postage – email yrjo.valtanen[at] at the Kuopio University Library, Finland for further information.

The purpose of the workshop and the publication of the proceedings is to enhance the our understanding of the citizen’s role in health information management. It brought together 31 experts, representing 18 countries, who worked intensively for almost three days in group and plenary discussion sessions. These proceedings present the key outcomes of the workshop with content organized in six sections. A summary of the main NI2009 Congress main conference is followed by several papers introducing and describing personal health information management systems (PHIMS). Country reports give an overview of the international state of art in PHIMS.

December 5, 2009 - Posted by | conference, Europe, nursing | , , , ,

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