From the International Medical Informatics Association

Medinfo2013 Highlights No. 2 – IMIA Health Informatics for Development Working Group Meeting

Many IMIA Working Groups will have business meetings at Medinfo2013 in Copenhagen. A summary of these and other meetings (some of which may be open, some may be by invitation only) is at

The IMIA Health Informatics for Development Working Group will be holding a meeting on Friday 23 August, from 08:00-09:30am in Meeting Room 17, Bella Center (Medinfo2013 venue). The meeting will be chaired by Dr Daniel Luna (Chief Medical Information Officer; Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires; Argentina), WG Chair and Dr. Alvin Marcelo (Senior vice-president and Chief Information Officer; Philippine Health Insurance Corporation), WG vice chair. A programme for the meeting is available here: IMIA HIDevWG Schedule.

If you have any questions about the WG or the meeting, or to RSVP that will attend, please contact Dr Daniel Luna (Daniel.luna[at]

We will post information on other WG meetings as we are notified and requested (subject to resources).

July 30, 2013 Posted by | Argentina, conference, IMIA, medinfo, WG | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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 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 

August 9, 2012 Posted by | Argentina, conference, IMIA-LAC, Latin America | , , , | Leave a comment