From the International Medical Informatics Association

IMIA Member Society Journals (2)

In our intermittent series highlighting publications of our IMIA Member Societies, we are pleased to feature two more.

The Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare (FinJeHeW) is a journal established by the Finnish Social and Health Informatics Association (FinnSHIA – and the Finnish Society of Telemedicine and eHealth (FSTeH). The website is

The current issues is Vol 2, No. 4 (2010) and has a focus on EHRs and patient data.

The Journal of Health Informatics (JHI) is an official publication of the Brazilian Health Informatics Society. It is a peer-reviewed free and open access journal which is published every  three months. The JHI provides an international medium for dissemination of original results and interpretative reviews concerning the field of Health Informatics. See

Both journals use the Open Journal Systems (OJS) journal management and publishing system (

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MIE2011 – Paper Submission Deadline 30 January, 2011

The deadline for submission of full papers for MIE2011 is 30 January, 2011 (scientific papers, future vision papers and review papers; all presented papers will be included in the MEDLINE indexed proceedings, published by IOS Press in Amsterdam; paper submissions should not exceed a maximum of five camera-ready A4 pages)

Full information on the MIE2011 Call for Participation, covering all categories of submissions, is at

Awards: A careful selection of papers and poster will be nominated for awards. For MIE2011 The Peter Reichertz Memorial Prize will be awarded to the best scientific paper by a young researcher not older than 30 years. The Rolf Hansen Prize will be awarded to the best paper on electronic health records. The Best Poster Award will be awarded for the best poster/poster demonstration presenting an innovative idea and application.

Conference registration is now open ( and updated information on registration fees and hotel rates has been added to the MIE2011 website (

MIE2011 will be held in Oslo, Norway on 28-31 August, 2011. The IMIA Board and General Assembly will also meet in conjunction with this event.

You can also pre-register through the submission system: – by pre-registering, you express your interest in the conference and will be included in the mailing list to receive the latest information about MIE2011.

MIE2011 is also on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

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Indian Journal of Medical Informatics Vol 5, No 1 (2010)

Two new articles have been published in the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI –; these complete Volume 5 (2010), and the full contents of Volume 5 No 1 (2010) are available at

The articles are:

1. Design of access control logic for HCRBAC – Oveeyen Moonian, Kavi Kumar Khedo, Sudha Cheerkoot-Jalim, Soulakshmee D. Ghurbhurrun-Nagowah, Zarine Cadersaib at
2. A pilot study on effectiveness of Short Text Messages (SMS) as a Reminder System for Making Working Women from Delhi Breast Aware – Anita Khokhar at

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI) was relaunched in 2007, and is now an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal adopting a broad definition of “medical informatics” and focusing on the applied aspects of computers to healthcare delivery. In the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics, all articles are accessible free of charge (as HTML files). However, PDF files are available only to IAMI (Indian Association of Medical Informatics – members.

IJMI articles are also archived at OpenMED@NIC (, an open access archive for Medical and Allied Sciences, where authors/owners can self-archive their scientific and technical documents –

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Full eTOC: ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics 2010;1 (4)

The fourth issue of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS, is now complete, with ten articles now available.

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

Earlier items were listed in the news item of 25 November, 2010 ( – the final three, most recent, articles (which include one free download) are:

A Review of Medication Reconciliation Issues and Experiences with Clinical Staff and Information Systems
P. J. Porcelli (1), L. R. Waitman (2), S. H. Brown (3)
(1) Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem; (2) Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; (3) Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
ACI 2010 1 4: 442-461
In this article, the authors review the state of medical reconciliation in the US. Medical reconciliation is an important aspect of patient safety. However, implementation of effective reconciliation processes has been slow. The authors identify several issues in implementation of medication reconciliation, and make recommendations for effective implementation.

The Validity of Personal Experiences in Evaluating HIT
J. D. Patrick (1)
(1) School of Information Technologies, The University of Sydney, Australia
ACI 2010 1 4: 462-465
In this editorial, the author discusses the appropriate role personal narratives should have in evaluating HIT. The author reviews the reasons personal narrative is often discounted in evaluation, as well as the effects of denying the validity of personal experience. [free download]

Impact of Clinical Reminder Redesign on Physicians’ Priority Decisions
Research Article
S.-j. Wu (1), M. R. Lehto (1), Y. Yih (1), J. J. Saleem (2, 3, 4), B. N. Doebbeling (2, 4, 5)
(1) School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA; (2) VA HSR&D Center on Implementing Evidencebased Practice, Roudebush VAMC, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA; (3) School of Engineering & Technology, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA; (4) IU Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA; (5) Department of Medicine, IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
ACI 2010 1 4: 466-485

For further information on this peer-reviewed eJournal, go to

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.

If you have any questions or feedback do not hesitate to contact Schattauer by sending an e-mail to

ACI makes active use of social media tools and can be found at:, and

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IMIA News – 2010 in blogging

This IMIA News site is currently hosted at – who provide a useful end-of-year summary .

In 2010, the IMIA News site:

  • provided 140 new posts (nearly 3 per week), and now has an archive of over 250 news items;
  • was viewed approx. 23,000 times;
  • receives up to 150 hits per day (the busiest day was 26 November, 2010 – and November 2010 was our busiest month for traffic since the site was launched in May 2009).

The posts and pages that got the most views in 2010 were:

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

2. Medical informatics journals impact factors; JMIR now no. 1 (written June 2009)

3. Saudi eHealth Conference 2010 – May 2-4, Riyadh (written April 2010)

4. Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) ejournal launches (written October 2009)

The top referring sites in 2010 were the IMIA website,,, and Among search strings that resulted in people visiting the site were “applied clinical informatics”, “methods of information in medicine”, “medinfo 2013”, “nursing informatics in europe”, and “call for papers 2011”.

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Happy New 2011 from IMIA

IMIA wishes all its members, and the wider global health and biomedical informatics community, a happy and prosperous 2011.

We aim to continue expanding and improving IMIA’s services to our members and the community throughout 2011 and beyond. We will be working on the news services, the main IMIA website, and the possibilities of the new social media. We welcome feedback on what readers think is useful, helpful, informative – and  on ideas that they may have for improvements.

Expanding our communications infrastructure and information services is, however, a two-way street, and requires input from our members and readers. We welcome news items, conference information submissions, and items that people think will be relevant. As the global bridging organisation for health and biomedical informatics, IMIA seeks to inform about the current state of health informatics globally, in individual regions, countries, societies, and other organisations, and to explore the boundaries of the discipline.

There will be many health informatics events in 2011 – in particular, we hope that as many IMIA members and representatives as possible will attend the IMIA General Assembly at the end of August 2011, to be held in conjunction with MIE2011 (

Please send all news items, etc to

Dr Peter J. Murray, IMIA CEO

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