From the International Medical Informatics Association

Nominations Open for 2013 HIMSS Europe Award for eHealth Leadership

HIMSS Europe ( has launched the nomination process for the 2013 HIMSS Europe Award for eHealth Leadership. This award recognises an individual who, in the judgment of the HIMSS Europe Governing Council, has demonstrated significant leadership in promoting the use of information technology in healthcare in Europe (as defined in accordance with the current definition of European by the World Health Organisation).

To be eligible for the HIMSS Europe Award for eHealth Leadership, candidates must:

  • be a resident of Europe
  • be professionally active in Europe.

In addition, the specific criteria are:

  • the HIMSS Europe Award for eHealth Leadership is given in recognition of European level leadership in the field of eHealth.
  • the award may be made for leadership in eHealth deployment, innovation, policy development, advocacy or training at a European level towards the transformation of healthcare.
  • it may be made to an exceptional contribution, for a sustained engagement, or for a lifetime of exceptional leadership, which has had an impact across Europe.

Nominations can be submitted by a third party, whether a member of HIMSS or not, and must be submitted at HIMSS Europe is accepting nominations until Friday 8th February 2013.

The HIMSS Europe Award for eHealth Leadership will be presented at the 2013 eHealth week / World of Health IT Conference and Exhibition in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday 15 May, 2013 at 15.45 – 16.00.

If you have any questions regarding the HIMSS Europe Award for eHealth Leadership nomination process, please contact Cynthia Stern (cstern[at]

January 23, 2013 Posted by | ehealth, Europe, HIMSS | , , | Leave a comment

Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries [JHIDC]

The latest issue (volume 7:1, 2013) of the Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries [JHIDC] is available at

Focus and Scope: JHIDC publishes submissions on health informatics that relate to developing countries. The submissions have to be original articles. The objective of this journal is to share and promote academic knowledge in the field. One of its aims is also to encourage writers from developing countries to contribute their writings.

The current issue contains:

  • Investigating Ways in Which Open Educational Resources and Open Source Software can improve Productivity & Quality in the Health & Social Care Sector in the Island of Mauritius: A Concept Paper  – Smita GOORAH, Vimi GOORAH, Satish RAMCHURN
  • Design, Development and Implementation of a Touch-Screen Health Information Kiosk for Patients at the Outpatient Waiting Area in a Large Tertiary Care Hospital in India: An Evaluation of User Satisfaction  – Tony RAJ, Tinku SARAH, Dhinagaran D, Allen P. UGARGOL
  • Global standards and Local Applications: Case of Implementing ICD-10 Standard in HMIS Tajikistan  –  Murodillo Latifov ABDUSAMADOVICH

January 23, 2013 Posted by | Africa, journals, Latin America | , , | Leave a comment

Context Sensitive Health Informatics Pre-Medinfo2013 Conference: Submissions Now Due 08 February

Prof. Marie-Catherine Beuscart-Zéphir (Past Vice Chair), and Prof. Christian Nøhr (Chair of the IMIA Human Factors Engineering for Healthcare Informatics Working Group) wish to announce that the Call for Papers is available for the “Context Sensitive Health Informatics” event, a pre-Medinfo conference jointly organized/supported by several IMIA WG (Human Factors Engineering for Healthcare Informatics, Organizational and Social Issues, Health Informatics for Patient Safety).

The event will be held on 17 and 18 August, 2013 at the Danish Institute for Medical Simulation at Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Call for papers – deadline EXTENDED TO 08 FEBRUARY
Context Sensitive Health Informatics is about health information technologies and their environments. Environments may be people in different roles such as users, designers, and evaluators, but also nonhuman constructs such as organizations, work practices, guidelines and protocols, buildings and markets. We invite original contributions addressing the conference topic.

For more information about the conference and the call please see the conference web site: and the attached downloadable document: IMIA Context Sensitive Health Informatics Call for Papers

Submission of paper: 8 February 2013
Notification of acceptance: 2 April 2013
Submission of final papers: 22 April 2013

This is an official event of several IMIA WGs and is supported by IMIA, AMIA, EFMI and other organisations.

January 23, 2013 Posted by | conference, education, Europe, medinfo, Medinfo2013, WG | , , , , | Leave a comment