From the International Medical Informatics Association

Medinfo2010 – Tutorials and Special Offer

Half day and full day tutorials will be taking place at Medinfo2010 on Saturday and Sunday, 11-12 September, 2010.

Full information is available on the Medinfo2010 website >>>

Tutorial subjects include: EHR implementation tips, Change management, Evaluating patient-centred HI, Natural language processing, Evaluation of HI overview, Terminology, Usability evaluation, Writing for publication, Data mining, HL7 CDA + CDS, Clinical decision support, GRID computing, and OpenEHR.

Prices: Half day tutorials – R1700.00, Full day tutorials – R2200.00

Register for tutorials at and book online, or contact Ingrid Jacobs (ingrid[at] if you require any further assistance.

Special offer – Writing for Publication Tutorial

Elsevier and Schattauer publishers are offering free participation in this tutorial for a limited number of researchers from developing countries and young researchers under 35 years of age. This is their way of contributing towards the education of young researchers and working towards increasing the submission of papers from developing countries in their respective Medical Informatics journals – Methods of Information in Medicine, the International Journal of Medical Informatics, and Applied Clinical Informatics.

This tutorial is being presented by the editors of these prestigious official IMIA journals.

This offer is only open to colleagues who are registered to attend Medinfo 2010. Should you be from a developing nation and under 35 years of age please contact the Medinfo2010 LOC as above, and they will forward the applicable registration form, or see the information on the website. Successful applicants for free participation will be notified no later than Friday 27 August 2010.

August 20, 2010 Posted by | Africa, conference, journals, medinfo2010, research | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics 2010;1 (3) – New Articles

The third issue of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS, has seven articles, including one available for free download.

The Table of Contents and individual articles (for these and the other articles in the issue) are online at

Medication Safety Improves after Implementation of Positive Patient Identification
T. Higgins (1, 2), M. Heelon (3), B. Siano (1, 4), L. Douglass (1, 4), P. Liebro (3), B. Spath (5), N. Kudler (1), G. Kerr (3)
(1) Clinical Informatics Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; (2) Critical Care Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; (3) Pharmacy Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; (4) Patient Care Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; (5) Information Services Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
ACI 2010 1 3: 213-220

Utilizing an Electronic Health Record System to Improve Vaccination Coverage in Children
L. Au (1), A. Oster (1), G. H. Yeh (1), J. Magno (1), H. M. Paek (2)
(1) Charles B Wang Community Health Center, New York; (2) Optmus Health Care, Connecticut
ACI 2010 1 3: 221-231

Generating Clinical Notes for Electronic Health Record Systems
S. T. Rosenbloom (1, 2), W. W. Stead (1), J. C. Denny (1), D. Giuse (1), N. M. Lorenzi (1), S. H. Brown (1, 2), K. B. Johnson (1)
(1) Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN; (2) Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN
ACI 2010 1 3: 232-243

Confronting and Resolving an Ethical Dilemma Associated with a Practice Based Evaluation Using Observational Methodology of Health Information Technology
P. S. Sockolow (1), H. A. Taylor (2, 3)
(1) College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; (2) Department of Health Policy and Management; (3) Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore, Maryland
ACI 2010 1 3: 244-255

Health Informatics for Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Planning
R. V. Burke (1), T. Ryutov (2), R. Neches (2), J. S. Upperman (1)
(1) Department of Pediatric Surgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90027; (2) Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Marina Del Rey, CA, 90292
ACI 2010 1 3: 256-264

Electronic Health Records – Beyond Meaningful Use
A. Ahmad (1)
(1) Duke University Health System and Duke University Medical System, Durham, NC, USA
ACI 2010 1 3: 265-267 [free download]

Measurement of CPOE end-user satisfaction among ICU physicians and nurses
P. L. T. Hoonakker (1), P. Carayon (1, 2), J. M. Walker (3)
(1) Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin; (2) Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin; (3) Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania
ACI 2010 1 3: 268-2

If you have any questions or feedback do not hesitate to contact ACI by sending an e-mail to andrea.muehl[at]

ACI are also at, and

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More IMIA WG Events at Medinfo2010

Thomas Karopka, vice chair of the IMIA Open Source Health Informatics Working Group OS WG), has announced that they have organized a workshop about Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) in health care at MEDINFO 2010 (13/09/2010 17:15-18:45). The workshop is titled”Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) – Prospects, Challenges and Barriers in Healthcare IT”

The FLOSS workshop will cover general aspects of FLOSS in health care and in particular will elaborate on commonalities and differences between developed countries and the Global South. The workshop is open to all people interested in FLOSS in health care. There are no specific prerequisites although it is beneficial to know general aspects of FLOSS.

Other IMIA WGs will be holding similar business meetings and activities, including:

Monday 13 Ssptember – biomedical pattern recognition, dental informatics, informatics in genomic medicine, human factors engineering for health, and health informatics for development WGs.

As already mentioned in earlier posts, there is also:

  • IMIA Education Working Group Meeting – Monday 13 September, from 15:00 to 17:00 in Room 2.4.3 of the conference venue >>>;
  • IMIA Academic Members Workshop – Monday September 13th, from 19h to 20’30h in Room 2.6.6 at the MEDINFO 2010 Conference Venue >>>;
  • IMIA Health Information System Working Group – 30th Anniversary Event from Friday evening, September 10 to Sunday, September 12, 2010, just before MedInfo 2010 >>>.

August 20, 2010 Posted by | Africa, conference, IMIA, medinfo2010, WG | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment