From the International Medical Informatics Association

Biomedical Informatics positions at AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca currently have the following opportunities :

Biomedical Informatics Director – Real World Evidence
Biomedical Informatician – Real World Evidence

A PDF file (1.8MB) with further information is available here to download

Interested candidates should have:

  • A record of strategic thinking and planning that contributes to the formulation of an informatics strategy
  •  Solid knowledge in bioscience and/or medical science and in the use of informatics tools in the clinical development, translational science and healthcare settings
  • An MD or PhD preferred

These positions are part of an investment of more than $200 million over five years to develop the tools and people need to reshape AstraZeneca’s R&D. This investment supports scientific collaborations, the development of existing staff, the provision of new infrastructure, and the recruitment of new talent. To find out more, visit the website at

October 3, 2011 Posted by | vacancy | | Leave a comment

eTOC: ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics 2011;2 (3) New Articles Added

New articles are now available for Volume 2(3) of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS. The new articles listed below bring the total published in this issue to THIRTEEN articles  now available at

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

Fully Automated Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections with MONI-ICU: , MedInfo Special TopicA Breakthrough in Clinical Infection Surveillance
Research Article, MedInfo Special Topic
A. Blacky (1), H. Mandl (2), K.-P. Adlassnig (2, 3), W. Koller (1)
(1) Clinical Institute of Hospital Hygiene, Medical University of Vienna and Vienna General Hospital, Austria; (2) Medexter Healthcare GmbH, Vienna, Austria; (3) Section for Medical Expert and Knowledge-Based Systems, Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
ACI 2011 2 3: 365-372

Evidence-based Standardized Care Plans for Use Internationally to Improve Home Care Practice and Population Health
Research Article
K. A. Monsen (1), D. J. Foster (1), T. Gomez (1), J. K. Poulsen (2), J. Mast (3), B. L. Westra (1), E. Fishman (4)
(1) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA; (2) Help4U Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand; (3) Buurtzorg Nederland, Utrecht, the Netherlands; (4) Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN, USA
ACI 2011 2 3: 373-383

Effect of a Laboratory Result Pager on Provider Behavior in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Research Article
L. Samal (1), T. A. Stavroudis (2), R. E. Miller (3), H. P. Lehmann (4), C. U. Lehmann (5)
(1) Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brighman and Women’s Hospital; (2) Division of Newborn and Critical Care, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; (3) Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; (4) Division of Health Sciences Informatics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; (5) Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
ACI 2011 2 3: 384-394

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

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Geneva Health Forum 2012 – Submissions close 30th October 2011

The fourth edition of the Geneva Health Forum (GHF – will take place on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 – Friday, 20 April 2012 at the Centre International de Conférences de Genève (CICG), Rue de Varembé 15, Geneva, Switzerland.

The event will focus on chronic conditions which pose major challenges to health systems in high and low-income countries, in stable and emergency situations. To address this challenge the GHF solicits accounts from those on the frontlines, whether they are working at the local level in a rural clinic, at the national level in a ministry or developing policy at the international level.

Building on networks and partners, the GHF is becoming a permanent forum through the platform, a collaborative space that allows year round interactions, prior and after the meeting in Geneva. This platform encourages exchange of knowledge and practical experiences and facilitates access to debates thus widening the participation of those isolated in the field. Putting in touch people with various resources and skills, it helps in generating new initiatives and actions, which can be monitored in real time.

Geneva Health Forum welcomes submission of research abstracts or sharing project experiences with an international audience. You can submit your research abstract or project experience on-line.  Submissions close on 30th October 2011 – see

The Geneva Health Forum 2012 will provide a limited number of travel grants to participants from low income and lower-middle income countries. The countries list is based on the World Bank list. Requests for travel grants can be made available only by participants whose submission has already been accepted. Requests can only be submitted via the On-Line Application System, which will be available to eligible authors once the abstract selection process has been completed –

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HELINA 2011 Conference: Final Call for Submissions

Final Call for Abstracts and Papers for “HELINA 2011: Health Information Systems: Scaling up solutions to transform healthcare delivery in Africa” – the 7th Health Informatics in Africa Conference 28th – 30th November 2011, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Deadline for abstracts and papers submission: 15 October 2011

For full information on the event, see or contact:

HELINA 2011 Conference
The seventh Health Informatics in Africa Conference – HELINA 2011 Conference, planned to take place in Yaoundé Cameroon from the 28th to the 30th of November 2011, will be hosted by the Cameroonian Health Informatics Society (CAHIS). CAHIS is the national platform for health informatics activities in Cameroon with membership drawn from corporate bodies, professionals and researchers involved in Health and Medical Informatics in Cameroon from within and outside the country. The organization is a member of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the Pan African Health Informatics in Africa Association (HELINA).

HELINA and CAHIS aim with this year’s conference at:

• Promoting the development of an eHealth strategy for Africa and eHealth policies in African countries.
• Fostering the creation of networks between African countries as well as eHealth initiatives in Africa
• Establishing best practices guidelines for the implementation of Health Informatics applications in Africa
• Fostering the development of Health Informatics research and education in Africa.

October 3, 2011 Posted by | Africa, conference, HELINA, IMIA | , , , , | Leave a comment