From the International Medical Informatics Association

Medinfo2010 – Photos, Keynote Materials

Those who were not able to be at Medinfo2010 in Cape Town, South Africa in September can access some of the materials and memories from the conference website – and those who were there may wish to have them, too.

UPDATE 05 January, 2011: a historical archive of the website, with these materials, is at

Currently available are:

Keynote presentation from Dr Najeeb Al-Shorbaji (WHO, Geneva) PDF file (3.6MB)
Keynote presentation from Prof Nada Lavrac (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia) PDF file (1.6MB)

Electronic version of the Medinfo2010 Daily News which was distributed at the congress
13 September 2010 – Issue 1 (406kb)
14 September 2010 – Issue 2 (506kb)
15 September 2010 – Issue 3 (481kb)

A variety of photographs (photogallery)

November 25, 2010 Posted by | Africa, conference, IMIA, medinfo2010 | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics 2010;1 (4) – New Articles

The fourth issue of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS, has seven articles now available.

The Table of Contents and individual articles (for this and previous issues) are online at

Lessons Learned from Implementation of Information and Communication Technologies in Spain’s Healthcare Services: Issues and Opportunities
Case Report
J. Carnicero (1), D. Rojas (2)
(1) Observatory of the National Health System. Ministry of Health and Social Policy, Spain; (2) Independent Consultant, Spain
ACI 2010 1 4: 363-376

Meaningful Use of a Standardized Terminology to Support the Electronic Health Record in New Zealand
Case Report
K. Monsen (1, 2, 3), M. Honey (1, 2, 3), S. Wilson (1, 2, 3)
(1) School of Nursing, University Of Minnesota, USA; (2) School of Nursing, The University of Auckland, New Zealand; (3) Shona Wilson Consultancy Co. Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand
ACI 2010 1 4: 368-376

Development of a decision support model for screening attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder with actigraphbased measurements of classroom activity
Research Article
H. J. Kam (1), Y. M. Shin (2), S. M. Cho (2), S. Y. Kim (2), K. W. Kim (3), R. W. Park (1)
(1) Department of Biomedical Informatics, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, South Korea; (2) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, South Korea; (3) Neuropsychiatry and Stroke Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, South Korea
ACI 2010 1 4: 377-393

A Computerized Alert Screening For Severe Sepsis In Emergency Department Patients Increases Lactate Testing But Does Not Improve Inpatient Mortality
Research Article
T. Berger (1), A. Birnbaum (2), P. Bijur (3), G. Kuperman (4), P. Gennis (2)
(1) University of California, Sacramento, CA; (2) Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY; (3) Albert Einstein College of Medicine; (4) Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital
ACI 2010 1 4: 394-407

Registers for networked medical research in Germany: Situation and prospects
Research Article – Special Topic TMF
J. Stausberg (1), U. Altmann (2), G. Antony (3), J. Drepper (4), U. Sax (5), A. Schütt (4)
(1) Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (IBE), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany; (2) Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany; (3) Kompetenznetz Parkinson, Marburg, Germany; (4) TMF – Technology, Methods, and Infrastructure for Networked Medical Research (acknowledged non-profit association), Berlin, Germany; (5) Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany
ACI 2010 1 4: 408-418

IT Infrastructure Components for Biobanking
Research Article – Special Topic TMF
H. U. Prokosch (1), A. Beck (1), T. Ganslandt (1), M. Hummel (2), M. Kiehntopf (3), U. Sax (4), F. Ueckert (5), S. Semler (6)
(1) University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; (2) Dept. of Pathology, Charité – University Hospital Berlin, Germany; (3) Dept. of Clinical Chemistry, University of Jena, Germany; (4) Division of Information Technology, Dept. of Medical Informatics, Univ. Medical Center Göttingen, Germany; (5) Dept. of Medical Informatics, University of Münster, Germany; (6) TMF e.V. Berlin, Germany
ACI 2010 1 4: 419-429

An internet portal for the development of clinical practice guidelines
Research Article – Special Topic TMF
W. J. Höhne (1), T. Karge (1), B. Siegmund (1), J. Preiss (1), J. C. Hoffmann (2), M. Zeitz (1), U. R. Fölsch (3)
(1) Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Medical Department I, Berlin, Germany; (2) Medizinische Klinik I, St. Marienkrankenhaus, Ludwigshafen, Germany; (3) Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany
ACI 2010 1 4: 430-441

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Further materials of interest from the same publishers are to be found in the journal Methods of Information on Medicine and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

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November 25, 2010 Posted by | IMIA, journals | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prof. Yun Sik Kwak

Prof. Michio Kimura, current APAMI President, has passed on the sad news that another well-known and respected colleague has passed away.

Prof. Yun Sik Kwak, Senior Professor in Medical Informatics, former APAMI President and past President of the Korean Society of Medical Informatics, passed away on November 24, at the age of 74. He had a heart attack while he was in his new office at the Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

The funeral to be held on November 28 at Samsung Medical Center, Kangnam, Seoul.

If anyone would like to leave a message of condolences, please visit and leave a message there.

November 25, 2010 Posted by | APAMI | , , | Leave a comment

eHealth2011 – Vienna, Austria – 26-27 May, 2011

The eHealth 2011 ( conference will take place in Wien (Vienna), Austria, on 26-27 May, 2011 – theme theme/title is ‘Health informatics meets eHealth’. This event is organised by, among others, IMIA’s Member Society in Austria, the Working Group Medical Informatics and eHealth of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) ( IMIA is a supporting partner in the event.

Full information will be on the conference website (mainly in German). The official conference language is German, but contributions can also be submitted and presented in English. Topics comprise, among others: ambient assisted living, electronic health records, health information systems, information security, quality and certification. Contributions may be submitted electronically between 01 December, 2010 and 15 January, 2011 (see

November 25, 2010 Posted by | conference, education, Europe | , , , , , , | Leave a comment