From the International Medical Informatics Association

UPDATE: MIE2011 Paper Deadline Extended to 06 February

The deadline for submission of full papers for MIE2011 has been extended to 06 February, 2011 (scientific papers, future vision papers and review papers). [ See notice at] 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

The deadline for all other categories of submission (short communication, posters, panels and workshops) remains 15 March, 2011.

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eTOC: ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics 2011;2 (1)

New articles are available for the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS. The first two articles of Volume 2(1) of 2011 are now available at

In addition, the ACI News items are updated every Wednesday and all articles from Volume 0 (2009) and Volume 1(1) (2010) are available as free downloads.

HIS-based support of follow-up documentation – concept and implementation for clinical studies
Research Article
S. Herzberg (1, 2), F. Fritz (1), K. Rahbar (3, 4), L. Stegger (3), M. Schäfers (4), M. Dugas (1, 2)
(1) Department of Medical Informatics and Biomathematics, University of Münster, Germany; (2) IT Department, University Hospital of Münster, Germany; (3) Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital of Münster, Germany; (4) European Institute of Molecular Imaging, University of Münster, Germany
ACI 2011 2 1: 1-17
Fidelity to the study protocol is an essential feature of high quality clinical research. In this study, the authors report on a project using a health information system process to create follow-up documentation that was included in the workflow of study personnel. Their findings suggest that this method is feasible in clinical research settings.

Advice for Decision Makers Based on an Electronic Health Record Evaluation at a Program for All-inclusive Care for Elders Site
Research Article
P. S. Sockolow (1), J. P. Weiner (2, 3), K. H. Bowles (4), P. Abbott (5), H. P. Lehmann (2, 3, 6)
(1) College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; (2) Division of Health Sciences Informatics, School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; (3) Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; (4) University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA; (5) School of Nursing, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; (6) Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
ACI 2011 2 1: 18-38
The use of EHRs to facilitate care coordination is recognized as being increasingly important as the population ages and develops more chronic diseases. In this study, the authors examined the diffusion of EHR in an elder care program, the impact of the EHR on clinician satisfaction, and the impact of the EHR on patient outcomes. The results of the study suggest that EHR diffusion and use did not go as expected.

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.

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