From the International Medical Informatics Association

Medinfo2013: Student paper Finalists Announced; Regular Registration Rate Closes 15 June

One announcement and one reminder from the Medinfo2013 SPC and LOC.

The Student Paper Finalists have been selected and details are on the Medinfo2013 website:  We hope that everyone will support the work of these and other students, and help to nurture the next generation.  Results of the competition will be decided after presentations at Medinfo2013.

The ‘Regular Rate’ for Medinfo2013 closes on 15 June – see for information on registration and rates. If you have not already registered, we encourage you to do so soon, to avoid higher rates as the event gets nearer.

We look forward to seeing all colleagues at Medinfo2013 – please encourage your friends and colleagues to attend.

Full information on Medinfo2013 is on the website at – this will be frequently updated in the coming weeks with other announcements. Additionally, follow the Twitter feed, which will become more active as we get nearer to August – @medinfo2013


May 30, 2013 Posted by | conference, Denmark, education, Europe, IMIA, medinfo, Medinfo2013 | , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Articles for ACI eJournal: 2013 Volume 4 (2): eTOC

UPDATED: 30 May from 08 May version

There are SEVEN new articles to start volume 4(2) of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS. Volume 4(1) is now complete, with twelve articles – see

Applied Clinical Informatics has been selected to be indexed and included in MEDLINE/PubMed. The publishers and editorial team will work with the NLM to have past and future papers indexed as soon as possible.

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

Volume 4(2) – seven new articles:

1. Development of an Automated, Real Time Surveillance Tool for Predicting Readmissions at a Community Hospital
Research Article
R. Gildersleeve (1), P. Cooper (1)
(1) Augusta Health, Information Technology, Fishersville, Virginia, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 2: 153-169

2. Do Language Fluency and Other Socioeconomic Factors Influence the Use of PubMed and MedlinePlus?
Research Article
L. Sheets (1, 2), A. Gavino (1), F. Callaghan (1), P. Fontelo (1)
(1) National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; (2) University of Missouri Informatics Institute, Columbia, Missouri, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 2: 170-184

3. An Information Systems Model of the Determinants of Electronic Health Record Use
Research Article
P. Messeri (1), S. Khan (2), M. Millery (3), A. Campbell (4), J. Merrill (5), S. Shih (6), R. Kukafka (5)
(1) Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia Univiersity, Sociomedical Sciences, New York, New York, United States; (2) Columbia University, BIomedical Informatics, News York, United States; (3) Columbia University, Socomedical Sciences, New York, New York, United States; (4) Pennsylvania State University, Population Research Institute, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States; (5) Columbia University, Biomedical Informatics, New York, New York, United States; (6) NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygene, New York, New York, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 2: 185-200

4. Medical Student Appraisal: Applications For Bedside Patient Education
Review  Special Topic: Medical Student Technology Appraisal Series
T. M. Markman (1), P. J. Sampognaro (1), S. L. Mitchell (1), S. R. Weeks (1), S. Khalifian (1), J. R. Dattilo (1)
(1) Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 2: 201-211

5. Diagnostic Performance of Electronic Syndromic Surveillance Systems in Acute Care: A Systematic Review
Research Article Supplementary Material
M. Kashiouris (1, 2), J. C. O’Horo (1, 2), B. W. Pickering (1, 3), V. Herasevich (1, 3)
(1) M.E.T.R.I.C., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; (2) Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; (3) Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 2: 212-224

6. Physician Specialty and Variations in Adoption of Electronic Health Records
Research Article
Z. M. Grinspan (1, 2, 3), S. Banerjee (4), R. Kaushal (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), L. M. Kern (2, 3, 4, 5)
(1) Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA; (2) Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA; (3) New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA; (4) Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA; (5) Health Information Technology Evaluation Collaborative, New York, NY, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 2: 225-240

7. Debunking Health IT Usability Myths
Invited Editorial
N. Staggers (1, 2), Y. Xiao (3), L. Chapman (4)
(1) School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.; (2) College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; (3) Baylor Health Care System, Patient Safety Research, Dallas, Texas, United States; (4) Macadamian, User Experience Research, Ottawa, Canada
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 2: 241-250

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 claudia.boehm[at]

May 30, 2013 Posted by | clinical informatics, IMIA, journals | , , , , , | Leave a comment