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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

Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow (Health Economics) Vacancy: UNSW, Australia

The Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research (CHSSR), Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), in the Faculty of Medicine at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia invites applications for the position of Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow in Health Economics.

Position applications will close on 8th February 2013. Full information is at http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/jobs/07121204.html and anyone seeking further information about the position should contact Professor Johanna Westbrook, via Ph:(61 2) 9385 3856 or email: j.westbrook[at]unsw.edu.au

The CHSSR wishes to appoint a highly motivated and experienced researcher to work on a number of applied health economic evaluation studies, using a variety of methodological approaches, focused on the impact of health information technologies on health care delivery, outcomes and safety. The successful applicant will spend 50% of their time working on a large four year Australian Research Council Linkage project to examine the impact of an integrated service model for aged and community care. The remainder will be spent developing a new research stream within the Centre focused on the health economics of health information technologies.

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December 11, 2012 Posted by | Australia, vacancy | , | 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

Calls for Papers: HIC 2013 and Big Data 2013 (HISA, Australia)

HISA, the Health Informatics Society of Australia, (www.hisa.org.au) has announced calls for papers for two important events in 2013 – their annual HIC conference and their Big Data 2013 event.

HIC 2013 – Health Informatics: Digital Health Service Delivery – the Future is Now! will be held on July 15-18, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. Full information on the Call for Papers, expressions of interest, etc is available via the HIC 2013 website at http://www.hisa.org.au/page/hic2013

Paper submission deadline is Monday 18 February.

Big Data 2013 will follow on from the success of HISA’s Data Governance conferences of 2011 and 2012. Big Data 2013 is Australia’s first Big Data in biomedicine and healthcare conference. The conference will focus on issues around big data, biomedical informatics, personalised medicine, genomics, health 2.0 and data governance. The event will be held on 18-19 April, 2013 at Rydges, Melbourne,. Australia.

Paper submission deadline is Monday 14 January 2013. Full information is at http://www.hisa.org.au/page/bigdata2013

November 12, 2012 Posted by | 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

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

NI2012 in Montreal, Canada – 50 days to go

There are now just 50 days until the start of NI2012, the 11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, in Montreal, Canada – see www.ni2012.org for all the details.

Advance registration rates close on May 17,  and after that, the higher on-site rates will apply – www.ni2012.org/registration Special room rates at the Congress venue, the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, are also available until May 28, or until the block is filled – www.ni2012.org/hotel-information

The Congress starts with pre-Congress tutorials and workshops on 23 June (or optional tours on 22 June), and the official opening is on 24 June – www.ni2012.org/schedule-a-glance  An itinerary planner is available (http://www.ni2012.org/itinerary-planner) together with information on webcast sessions.

Anyone who needs to secure an entry visa into Canada should visit the Canadian Immigration Office website. The French version is available here. If you need an invitation letter, please contact Dasha Cohen at dasha[at]amia.org

We hope to see many nursing informatics colleagues from around the world at NI2012 – and you will even be very welcome if you are not a nurse.

Twitter hashtag: #IMIANI2012 – see also Twitter stream at www.twitter.com/ni2012

May 4, 2012 Posted by | AMIA, Australia, conference, journals, nursing | , , , , , , , | Leave a 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

100 Days to NI2012 in Montreal, Canada

There are now just 100 days until the start of NI2012, the 11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, in Montreal, Canada – see www.ni2012.org for all the necessary details.

Advance registration rates close on May 17 – just 63 days away – and after that, the higher on-site rates will apply – www.ni2012.org/registration Special room rates at the Congress venue, the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, are also available until May 28, or until the block is filled – www.ni2012.org/hotel-information

The Congress starts with pre-Congress tutorials and workshops on 23 June (or optional tours on 22 June), and the official opening is on 24 June – www.ni2012.org/schedule-a-glance

We hope to see many nursing informatics colleagues from around the world at NI2012 – and you will even be very welcome if you are not a nurse.

Twitter hashtag: #IMIANI2012 – see also Twitter stream at www.twitter.com/ni2012

Bursary reminder:

The organizers of NI2012 are pleased to announce that limited bursary reimbursement funds are available, to assist individuals with travel to the NI2012 Congress. The bursary fund has been established to provide partial travel support for authors and students who can demonstrate a financial need to attend NI2012. Full information is available on the NI2012 website at http://www.ni2012.org/financial-support

The deadline for applications is April 2, 2012. Successful candidates will be notified by April 16, 2012. To apply, submit an application letter to Jeff Williamson, AMIA’s Vice President of Education and Academic Affairs, by email to jeff[at]amia.org Include a statement of need along with estimates of costs in United States Dollars; in addition, you will need to follow the other instructions and eligibility criteria.

March 15, 2012 Posted by | AMIA, Australia, conference, journals, nursing | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment