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Nursing Informatics Australia Conference 2013: CFP Closes 22 March

nia-logoNursing Informatics Australia (NIA), a special interest group of HISA, is pleased to invite participation in NIA 2013, Australia’s Nursing Informatics Conference, to be held on 15 July 2013 at the Adelaide Convention Centre (in conjunction with HISA’s HIC 2013 conference). Full information is at http://www.hisa.org.au/page/hic2013nursing

The primary theme of NIA 2013 (Australia’s only dedicated one day national nursing informatics conference) is New Age Workforce: Blending Professional and Digital Behaviours.

Topic themes include Governance, Legal & Ethical, Professionalism, Mobile Apps, Social Media, Work/Life Balance & technology, Patient Centred Care/Self Management, and Making it easy for the patient. The best paper will be awarded the prestigious Moya Conrick Prize.

Details for submissions for NIA 2013: First page author(s) demographic details. Second page the Abstract Submission – Introduction, body and conclusion. Maximum 600 words. All submissions to be emailed to Joanne Foster, NIA Secretary – j.foster[at]qut.edu.au Closing date 22 March.

February 4, 2013 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, Australia, award, conference, education, nursing | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Data 2013; HIC 2013 Submission Deadline Extended (Australia)

The deadlines are fast approaching for two conferences offered in 2013 by HISA, the Health Informatics Society of Australia (www.hisa.org.au)

UPDATE – deadline extended: The Call for Submissions for Big Data 2013, Australia’s first Big Data in biomedicine and healthcare conference, closes on Monday 21 January 2013. See http://www.hisa.org.au/page/bigdata2013papers for information about the event, submission process and timelines, etc.

With the primary theme of “Big Data: addressing the challenges of the data deluge in health”, Big Data 2013 will focus on research, industry, government and clinical practice, introducing clinicians, healthcare executives and managers both clinical and non-clinical, data and information professionals, health and bio informaticians, health policy makers, and academics to the exploding world of Big Data. Big Data 2013 has two categories of submission: 1. Scientific Abstracts; 2. Industry/Clinical Case Study Abstracts.  The event will be held on 18-19 April in Melbourne, Australia.

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HISA’s annual HIC event will be held on 15 July – 18 July 2013 in Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention Centre, with the primary theme of Digital Health Service Delivery – The Future Is Now! The Call for Submissions is open, and closes on 18 February, 2013. See http://www.hisa.org.au/page/hic2013papers for full details.

January 7, 2013 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, Australia, conference, education | , , , | Leave a comment

HINZ 2013; Presentations From HINZ 2012

HINZ (Health Informatics New Zealand – www.hinz.org.nz) announce that the HINZ 2013 conference will be held on 27-29 November, 2013 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Further information will be available through the HINZ website.

Materials from the HINZ 2012 event – papers, presentations, photos and other materials – are available through the conference website at http://www.hinz.org.nz/page/conference/conference-2012-post

Information on the new HINZ Executive Committee is also on the website at http://www.hinz.org.nz/page/about-hinz/executive-committee

HINZ is on Twitter (@HINZ_NZ) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/HINZ/183692571666936)

December 6, 2012 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, conference, New Zealand | , , | Leave a comment

HIC 2013 Call for Papers – Deadline 18 February, 2013

615The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) is pleased to invite you to respond to our Call for Submissions for HIC 2013, Australia’s Health Informatics Conference.  See full information at http://www.hisa.org.au/page/hic2013 or via the Call email.  HIC 2013 will be held on 15-18 July, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.

HIC will be bringing together a range of international and national experts and leaders to share, inspire and evolve our e-health and health informatics community. We look forward to you being part of the official proceedings and sharing your work, ideas and innovations to contribute to this evolution.  All submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed to ensure that only the best content ends up on the HIC program.

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Scientific Papers (full papers, 4-6 pages, 2000-3000 words) – Scientific submissions require a full written paper using the guidelines and templates provided below. Selected submissions will be published as a monograph in the prestigious IOS Press series on ‘Studies in Health Technology and Informatics’ and all abstracts will appear in the HIC 2013 Proceedings.

Health Informatics  Specialty Areas include: Nursing Informatics, Aged Care Informatics, Indigenous Informatics, Personalised medicine, Consumer health informatics, Research health informatics. Authors are encouraged to submit under the following topics and health informatics areas: Patient journeys / patient centred care;New technologies / social media / mobile devices; Digital health service delivery; Self-management; HIT Innovation; Remote and/or resource poor; National e-health policies.

HIC 2013’s official Twitter tag is #HIC13.

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December 6, 2012 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, Australia, conference | , , , | Leave a comment

electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI): Vol 7, No 2 (2012): Special Issue on Aged Care Informatics

The electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI) has just published its latest issue, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2012), a Special Issue on Aged Care Informatics, at http://www.ejhi.net/ojs/index.php/ejhi/issue/view/16

This Special Issue Special Issue on Aged Care Informatics is guest-edited by Andrew Georgiou and Jeffrey Soar

Table of Contents

Editorial
Aged Care Informatics – Preparing for the Road Ahead – Andrew Georgiou, Jeffrey Soar
Aged Care IT in Australia – the Past, Present and Future – Ping Yu
Book Review: Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide – Andrew Georgiou
A Review of the 2012 Health Informatics Human Resources Guidelines: Recruitment Publication by COACH – Canada’s Health Informatics Association – Evelyn J S Hovenga

Special Issue Papers

An Indoor Localisation and Motion Monitoring System to Determine Behavioural Activity in Dementia Afflicted Patients in Aged Care – Matthew D’Souza, Montserrat Ros, Mohan Karunanithi
Health Information-seeking Behaviour on the Internet and Health Literacy among Older Australians – Mary K Lam, Lawrence T Lam

Papers

Comparative Usage of a Web-based Personally Controlled Health Management System and Normal Support: a Case Study in IVF – Annie Y S Lau
Advances for Semantic Interoperability through CPR Ontology Enrichment Extracting from SOAP Framework Reports – David Mendes, Irene Pimenta Rodrigues
ICT Framework for an Online Medical System – Christopher Pavlovski
Practical Measures for Keeping Health Information Private – Roderick Neame

Further information about eJHI is available from the website, or from Sebastian Garde, Managing Editor (managing-editor@ejhi.net) and  Evelyn Hovenga, Chief Editor (chief-editor@ejhi.net).

The electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI) is an international journal committed to scholarly excellence and dedicated to the advancement of Health Informatics and information technology in healthcare. It is a journal for all health professions and informaticians of all levels. eJHI aims to publish original, high quality papers related to Health Informatics and health informatics technology in a timely fashion. It aims to provide health care workers with a readily accessible, electronic vehicle for sharing information about research, knowledge, experiences, perceptions and wisdom with colleagues involved in all facets of health informatics and health information technology.

eJHI is the official journal of the Health Informatics Society Australia (HISA) and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

October 4, 2012 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, Australia, journals | , , | Leave a comment

HINZ 2012 – Submit Papers/Posters Until 27 July

There is just 2 weeks left to submit papers and posters for the HINZ 20120 conference in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) is pleased to invite submissions for their 2012 Health Informatics Conference – see http://www.hinz.org.nz/page/conference/conference-2012-cfp for further information, links to the submission system and other information on submission of papers, posters, workshops and other formats.

This year’s theme, “Health Informatics into Clinical Practice“, acknowledges how critical health informatics is and can be in everyday care. HINZ are looking for stories, research, and leadership to make 2012 the Year of Health Informatics in New Zealand. The venue will be the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua.

Submissions are being managed via EasyChair.

Please note these key dates for submitting Papers:

  • Submissions close 27 July 2012
  • Authors of accepted papers notified by 31 August 2012
  • Final papers to be submitted by 14 September 2012

And these key dates for other submissions:

July 13, 2012 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, conference, education, New Zealand | , , , | Leave a comment

HIC 2012 (Sydney, 30 July – 02 August) – Program Launch and Registration Open

Registration is now open for HIC 2012, to be held in Sydney, Australia on 30 July – 02 August – see http://www.hisa.org.au/page/hic2012 HIC 2012 is the annual conference of HISA, the Health Informatics Society of Australia – http://www.hisa.org.au

Among the many keynote speakers are Michael Bainbridge, Adjunct Professor Clinical Informatics, University of British Columbia, Canada; Peter Fleming, CEO, NEHTA; Fernando Martin Sanchez, Chair of Health informatics, University of Melbourne;  Adam McLeod, Director of Strategy and E-Health, Inner East Medicare Local; and Matthew Holt, Author, The Health Care Blog, Co-Chairman, Health 2.0. With the primary theme of Health Informatics – Building a Healthcare Future through Trusted Information, HIC2012 will focus on consumers, practitioners, researchers and industry.

Early Bird registration closes at midnight on Monday 4th June.

May 21, 2012 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, Australia, conference, education | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HINZ 2012 Health Informatics Conference: Call for Papers Closes 30 June

Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) is pleased to invite submissions for their 2012 Health Informatics Conference – see http://www.hinz.org.nz/page/conference/conference-2012-cfp for further information and links to the submission system and other information on submission of papers, posters, workshops and other formats.

This year’s theme, “Health Informatics into Clinical Practice“, acknowledges how critical health informatics is and can be in everyday care. HINZ are looking for stories, research, and leadership to make 2012 the Year of Health Informatics in New Zealand.

Submissions are being managed via EasyChair.

Please note these key dates for submitting Papers:

  • Submissions close 30 June 2012
  • Authors of accepted papers notified by 31 August 2012
  • Final papers to be submitted by 14 September 2012

And these key dates for other submissions:

HINZ are also pleased to announce their next programme in the 2012 seminar series – a combined effort with HL7NZ and The University of Auckland.

Leveraging the EHR for translational health care: Exploring what’s under the bonnet
Thursday 21 June 2012 – Aotea Centre, Auckland
Featuring the founding father of HL7 – Mr Ed Hammond.
More Details and on line registration HERE

Practical one day tutorial on openEHR run by HL7NZ
Friday 22nd June 2012 – The University of Auckland Tamaki Campus, Auckland
Featuring international experts Hugh and Heather Leslie.
More Details and bookings HERE

May 10, 2012 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, conference, New Zealand, research | , , , , , | Leave a comment

APAMI-2012 – 7th Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics Conference – Call for Papers Extended to 10 July

UPDATE: The deadline for paper submissions has been extended to 10 JULY.

The 7th Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics Conference (APAMI-2012) will be held at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace, Beijing, China on October 22-25, 2012.

The Call for Papers is now open – closing date for submission of FULL PAPERS is July 10, 2012. Call for Papers (English – document, 20kb) The Call for Papers is also available online (in English) at http://www.apami2012.org/lunwen.php?mod=en

Further information on APAMI-2012 can be obtained from the conference web site: http://www.apami2012.org (Chinese version) or  http://www.apami2012.org/index.php?mod=en (English version).

Submission: Papers must be submitted through ‘easychair’ online. The program committee and submission web page is https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=apami2012
Inquiry Contact: Lucy Zhang
Tel: 861068278214
Email: yzha0943[at]gmail.com

The theme of the event is “New situation, New technology and New opportunity”, with the emphasis on using information technology to improve healthcare services. October is the most comfortable time of the year in Beijing. The organisers warmly welcome you to attend this event and make it a complete success.

IMIA members should note that the IMIA Board and General Assembly meetings will be held in conjunction with APAMI-2012.

April 30, 2012 Posted by | APAMI, Asia-Pacific, China, conference, IMIA, research | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

IMIA Working Group ‘Security in Health Information Systems (SiHIS) Event: 03-05 August, Australia

The next meeting/event of the IMIA Working Group ‘Security in Health Information Systems (SiHIS) will be held on 03-05 August, 2012 in the Gold Coast, Australia. This will immediately follow the HISA (Health Informatics Society of Australia) conference, which is being held on 30 July to 02 August in Sydney – http://www.hisa.org.au/page/hic2012

The theme of the SiHIS meeting will be: Global Citizens – Accessing and Sharing Health Data Across International Borders. The meeting topics will include, but not be limited to:

  • Medical Tourism
  • Education of global technologies – e.g. cloud computing for health
  • Collaborative medical/bio research data linkages across borders
  • Novel technical solutions to support global Privacy and Security
  • Personal Control of Health Records – e.g. obsolescence, removing data, data location
  • De-identification for international sharing – i.e. is it strong enough for each country?
  • Privacy protection technologies
  • International health data standards
  • International Policy Framework – update on effectiveness.

SiHIS WG members may contact the WG Chair and Vice Chair for further information – see http://www.imia-medinfo.org/new2/node/150

Some information is included in the downloadable announcement document (485kb, PDF) and further information will be provided nearer the event.

The most recent SiHIS meeting was held in Hiroshima, Japan in November 2009.

April 10, 2012 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, Australia, conference, IMIA, WG | , , , , | Leave a comment