From the International Medical Informatics Association

electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI), Issue 8 Available

The electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI) has just published its latest issue, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2010), at

This is the 8th issue of eJHI, and is the first issue to only include ‘normal’ papers, i.e. papers that were unsolicited and not part of a Special Issue.

Table of Contents

Editorial on the 8th Issue of eJHI – the electronic Journal of Health Informatics
Sebastian Garde, Evelyn Hovenga

Human Interface Considerations for Ambient Assisted Living Systems
Jeffrey Soar, Judith Symonds
Miscoding Rates for Professional Anesthesia Billing: Trial Results – Software Solution
Robert A Henderson, Karen C Nielsen, Stephen M Klein, Ricardo Pietrobon
Computer Skills and the Training of Medical Students in a Ghanaian Medical School
Emmanuel Kusi Achampong, Kingsley K. A. Pereko
An Evaluation of Patient Usage of Computers to Manage Information Relevant to Diabetes Care
Michael Geoffrey Hill
The Fusion of Clinical Guidelines with Technology: Trends & Challenges
Candice Elizabeth MacDougall, Carolyn McGregor, Jennifer Percival
Pathology Results in the Electronic Health Record
John Francis Hamblin, Phillip Taderera Bwititi, Helen T Moriarty
An Examination of the Components that Increase Acceptance of Smartphones among Healthcare Professionals
Jengchung Chen, Yangil Park, Gavin Putzer

Further information about eJHI is available from the website, or from Sebastian Garde, Managing Editor ( and  Evelyn Hovenga, Chief Editor (

eJHI is the official journal of the Health Informatics Society Australia (HISA) and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI).

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GHDOnline – Global Health Delivery Online

International Health IT Online Community for Middle and Lower Income Settings ( is a platform of professional virtual communities, with 3,500 members from 130 countries focusing on health in developing countries. One of the eight public communities focuses on health information technology. In the community, implementers, practitioners, and research solve problems, discuss practical tools and capture experiences not found in traditional publications and online resources.

Examples of discussions include:

  • Using SMS technology to prevent pharmacy stock-outs
  • Promoting local software development for global health
  • Using wireless technologies to monitoring and improve treatment adherence

Some of the best features of are:

  • Discussion and file-sharing in multiple language including English, Spanish, and French
  • Expert guidance from moderators and from a community of experts
  • Ability to see and participate in discussion online and through email
  • A search that looks at GHDonline content, partner sites, and a more than 100 news feeds and websites extends an invitation to anyone interested in these areas to join at

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IMIA-LAC Website New Look

IMIA-LAC, the Latin American and Caribbean Federation of Health Informatics (Federación de Informática Médica para América Latina y el Caribe) has re-launched its website with a new design and structure – The site will grow to provide more information about IMIA-LAC, its Member Associations and other contacts, and about activities within the region.

Currently, there are seven IMIA Member Societies constituting IMIA-LAC:

  • Asociación Argentina de Informática Médica (AAIM)
  • Sociedade Brasileira de Informática em Saúde (SBIS)
  • Asociación Chilena de Informática en Salud (ACHISA)
  • Sociedad Cubana de Informatica Medica (SOCIM)
  • Asociación Mexicana de Informática Médica (AMIM)
  • Sociedad Uruguaya de Informática en la Salud (SUIS)
  • Asociación Venezolana de Informática en Salud (AVIS)

Additionally, there are contacts in Colombia and Peru, and several Working Groups. Dr. Carola Hullin Lucay Cossio is current IMIA-LAC President, and contact can be made via the form on the IMIA-LAC website.

December 8, 2010 Posted by | IMIA, IMIA-LAC, Latin America, region | , | Leave a comment