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AMIA 2012 Symposium and Informatics Week in Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared October 30 to November 7, 2012 as “Informatics Week”in Chicago, USA. See AMIA’s News Release with further information.

The AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium takes place in Chicago on 03-07 November, 2012 – see http://www.amia.org/amia2012 for full details.

Justin Starren, MD, PhD, FACMI, Chief, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine, who has lead the efforts that have resulted in this high profile event, writes: “The Chicago informatics community decided that the AMIA symposium was not a big enough party, so we are going to have a whole week-plus, of activities.  I would like to ask all of you with internet followings to help us get the word out.” More information at:  chicagoinformaticsweek.org and  Twitter:  @InformaticsWeek

For those who really like to plan ahead, the following dates for your diary are of future AMIA Annual Symposia:

Nov 16 – Nov 20, AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium – Washington, DC
Nov 15 – Nov 19, AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium – Washington, DC
Nov 14 – Nov 18, AMIA 2015 Annual Symposium – San Francisco, California
Nov 12 – Nov 16, AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium – Chicago, Illinois
Nov 4 – Nov 8, AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium – Washington, DC

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METHODS of Information in Medicine, 2012, Volume 51, Issue 4 – eTOC

METHODS of Information in Medicine is an official journal of IMIA.

Volume 51, Issue 4 is available at: http://www.methods-online.com

The archive of METHODS, dating back until 1962, is also available online; most of this material is available for free download.

This issue of METHODS has TWELVE articles (including two free to download editorials).

Knowledge-based Systems: Contrasting Realities and Expectations and Possible Ways Forward

Editorial
C. A. Kulikowski (1)
(1) Department of Computer Science, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Methods of Information in Medicine 2012 51 4: 279-280
[free download]

Present Situation and Prospect of Medical Knowledge Based Systems in German-speaking Countries: Results of an Online Survey
Original Article
C. Spreckelsen (1), K. Spitzer (1), W. Honekamp (2)
(1) Institute for Medical Informatics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany; (2) Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Faculty, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Görlitz, Germany
Methods of Information in Medicine 2012 51 4: 281-294 http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME11-01-0084

Ambulatory Orthopaedic Surgery Patients’ Knowledge with Internet-based Education
Original Article
K. Heikkinen (1), H. Leino-Kilpi (1), S. Salanterä (1)
(1) Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Vanhalinna, Finland
Methods of Information in Medicine 2012 51 4: 295-300 http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME11-02-0004

Understanding Behavioral Intent to Participate in Shared Decision-making in Medically Uncertain Situations
Original Article; Online Supplementary Material
R. M. Maffei (1), K. Dunn (2), J. Zhang (2), C. E. Hsu (2), J. H. Holmes (3)
(1) Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA; (2) University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Biomedical Informatics, Houston, Texas. USA; (3) University of Pennsylvania, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Methods of Information in Medicine 2012 51 4: 301-308 http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME11-01-0077

Multiplicity Adjustment for Composite Binary Endpoints
Original Article
G. Rauch (1), M. Kieser (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Methods of Information in Medicine 2012 51 4: 309-317 http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME11-01-0044

Intelligent Data Analysis for Knowledge Discovery, Patient Monitoring and Quality Assessment
Focus Theme – Editorial
N. Peek (1), S. Swift (2)
(1) Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (2) School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University, London, UK
Methods of Information in Medicine 2012 51 4: 318-322
[free download]

Pathway Based Microarray Analysis, Utilising Enzyme Compounds and Cascade Events
Focus Theme – IDAMAP 2010 & 2011
S. Pavlidis (1), S. Swift (1), A. Payne (1)
(1) School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University, London, UK
Methods of Information in Medicine 2012 51 4: 323-331 http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME11-02-0047

Intelligent Data Analysis to Model and Understand Live Cell Time-lapse Sequences
Focus Theme – IDAMAP 2010 & 2011
A. Paterson (1), M. Ashtari (1), D. Ribe (2), G. Stenbeck (2), A. Tucker (1)
(1) School of Information Systems Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University, West London, UK; (2) Centre for Cell and Chromosome Biology, Brunel University, West London, UK
Methods of Information in Medicine 2012 51 4: 332-340 http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME11-02-0041

Supporting Regenerative Medicine by Integrative Dimensionality Reduction
Focus Theme – IDAMAP 2010 & 2011
F. Mulas (1), L. Zagar (2), B. Zupan (2, 1, 3), R. Bellazzi (4, 1)
(1) Centre for Tissue Engineering, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; (2) Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; (3) Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA; (4) Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’Informazione, Università di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Methods of Information in Medicine 2012 51 4: 341-347 http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME11-02-0045

Discovering Subgroups Using Descriptive Models of Adverse Outcomes in Medical Care
Focus Theme – IDAMAP 2010 & 2011
G. Stiglic (1, 2), P. Kokol (1, 2)
(1) Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maribor, Slovenia; (2) Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Methods of Information in Medicine 2012 51 4: 348-352 http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME11-02-0040

Statistical Process Control for Monitoring Standardized Mortality Ratios of a Classification Tree Model


Focus Theme – IDAMAP 2010 & 2011
L. Minne (1), S. Eslami (1), N. de Keizer (1), E. de Jonge (2), S. E. de Rooij (3), A. Abu-Hanna (1)
(1) Academic Medical Center, Department of Medical Informatics, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; (2) Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Intensive Care, Leiden, the Netherlands; (3) Academic Medical Center, Department of Geriatrics, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Methods of Information in Medicine 2012 51 4: 353-358 http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME11-02-0044

Early Illness Recognition Using In-home Monitoring Sensors and Multiple Instance Learning


Focus Theme – IDAMAP 2010 & 2011
M. Popescu (1), A. Mahnot (2)
(1) Health Management and Informatics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA; (2) Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Methods of Information in Medicine 2012 51 4: 359-367 http://dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME11-02-0042

You may also be interested in the eJournal ACI – Applied Medical Informatics and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

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ACI eJournal: 2012 Volume 3 (3): New Articles

Volume 3(3) of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS – continues with FOUR new articles – see http://aci.schattauer.de/en/contents/current-issue.html

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.

ACI makes active use of social media tools and can be found at: facebook.com/ACIJournal, twitter.com/ACI_Journal and facebook.com/Schattauer_Publisher_Scientific_Journals

Volume 3(3) – four new articles:

Improving Access to Longitudinal Patient Health Information within an Emergency Department
Research Article
A. B. Wilcox (1), S. Shen (2, 3), D. A. Dorr (4), G. Hripcsak (1), L. Heermann (2), S. P. Narus (2, 5)
(1) Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY; (2) Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT; (3) Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; (4) Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; (5) Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
ACI 2012 3 3: 290-300
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2011-03-RA-0019

Impact of implementing an EMR on physical exam documentation by ambulance personnel
Research Article
R. Katzer (1, 2), D. J. Barton (3), S. Adelman (3), S. Clark (3), E. L. Seaman (3), K. B. Hudson (1)
(1) Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine; (2) University of California, Irvine Department of Emergency Medicine; (3) Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service
ACI 2012 3 3: 301-308
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2012-03-RA-0008

Understanding Why Clinicians Answer or Ignore Clinical Decision Support Prompts
Research Article
A. E. Carroll (1, 2), V. Anand (1, 2), S. M. Downs (1, 2)
(1) Children’s Health Services Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; (2) The Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Indianapolis, IN
ACI 2012 3 3: 309-317
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2012-04-RA-0013

An integrated EHR at Northern California Kaiser Permanente Pitfalls, challenges, and benefits experienced in transitioning
Case Report
Special Edition Changing IT Systems
S. Bornstein (1)
(1) Physician Lead 2003–2012, Northern California Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect Electronic Health Record
ACI 2012 3 3: 318-325
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2012-03-RA-0006

For further information on this peer-reviewed eJournal, go to www.aci-journal.org

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 claudia.boehm[at]schattauer.de

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VII Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires Conference of Health Informatics: 28-30 November, 2012

The Department of Health Informatics at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires in Argentina is organizing the Seventh Conference of Health Information Systems (VII Jornadas Universitarias de Sistemas de Información en Salud). This will be held on November 28 – 30th, 2012.

Information on the event can be found on their newsletter at http://campus.hospitalitaliano.org.ar/file.php/1/html/2012/infomed/noticias/2/index.html

Keynote speakers will include Charles Friedman, Director of the health informatics program at University of Michigan, USA; William Tierney, CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, USA; Lincoln de Assis Moura Jr, IMIA President-elect; Patricia Abbott, Associate Professor at University of Michigan’s School of Nursing. (More speaker information) The conference is organized together with HL7 Argentina.

Topics include:
• Security in Health Information Systems
• Digital Agendas in Latin America
• HL7 and its relationship with the National Digital Agendas
• Education in Health Informatics
• Clinical terminologies
• Implementations of Health Information Systems
• Open Source Tools in Clinical Information Systems
• Tracking of drugs in hospitals
• Mobile devices in Health care

The Conference is free, but will require registration (information will be available in the website). Participants from all over the world will have the possibility of joining the conference using the elluminate teleconference system. See also http://www.hospitalitaliano.org.ar/infomed for further information on the event and on other activities.

Follow the conference on Twitter with hashtag #HIBA2012. For more information about previous conference (available in Spanish). Click here 

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