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IMIA Interim CEO; Recruitment for Substantive Post

The first phase of the transition period for the IMIA CEO post is completed. Following the retirement of Dr Peter Murray as IMIA CEO, Elaine Huesing is now Interim IMIA CEO, and has assumed all the responsibilities of the post. Elaine can be contacted for all IMIA issues at the normal email address, ie imia@imia-services.org

The IMIA Board, following its meeting on March 22, 2015 in San Francisco, is completing the detail of the process for recruitment of a new CEO. An announcement will be made to IMIA members, by the 2015 General Assembly meeting at the latest.

March 29, 2015 Posted by | IMIA | | Leave a comment

Dr Lyn Hanmer Receives Inaugural Sedick Isaacs Award

Dr Lyn Hanmer received the inaugural Sedick Isaacs Award at a ceremony on 09 March 2015, at the recent HELINA conference in Accra, Ghana. As part of the award, she gave a keynote presentation “The importance of partnerships for Health Informatics development in HELINA and other low-resource settings” at the HELINA conference, and her presentation will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Health Informatics in Africa (http://www.jhia-online.org/index.php/jhia).sedick2010

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The Sedick Isaacs Award is a newly-inaugurated IMIA Award that recognises the lasting contribution made to health and medical informatics in Africa by Dr Sedick Isaacs [1]. It is an IMIA award, funded by IMIA and administered jointly by IMIA and HELINA. The primary criterion for a recipient of the Sedick Isaacs Award is to recognise “an individual whose personal commitment and dedication to medical informatics has made a lasting contribution to medicine and healthcare within Africa, through her or his achievements in research, education, development or application in the field of medical informatics.” The secondary criterion is that the recipient should be a person living and working in Africa.

Several very high quality nominations were received. The aim is to present the Sedick Isaacs Award at each HELINA conference.

[1] Hanmer, L (2013) Sedick Isaacs Obituary. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics. http://www.schattauer.de/en/magazine/subject-areas/journals-a-z/imia-yearbook/imia-yearbook-2013/issue/special/manuscript/20004/download.html

March 12, 2015 Posted by | Africa, award, HELINA, IMIA | , , | Leave a comment

IMIA Yearbook on PubMed Central

CoverYearbook2014_c0957c1f3aOn behalf of the Editorial Team, IMIA and the publishers, Prof. Christoph Lehmann, IMIA VP Services, is pleased to announce that the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics is available on PubMed Central.

See http://preview.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/2656/ for the link to contents. Currently, only the 2014 edition of the IMIA Yearbook is available via this route.

The Yearbook 2014 is also available directly from our publishers, Schattauer, at http://www.schattauer.de/de/magazine/uebersicht/zeitschriften-a-z/imia-yearbook/imia-yearbook-2014.html

Work is currently underway on publication of the 2015 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

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January 26, 2015 Posted by | IMIA, journals, research, Yearbook | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Medinfo2015 – Register as Reviewer; Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo Deadline – 22 January 2015 (Revised)

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Revised submission deadline for panels, tutorials, workshops, demos, etc  – 22 January, 2015 (see http://medinfo2015.com/#call-for-submissions)  Please also register as a reviewer.

The holiday season may be here, but the work for Medinfo2015 goes on. Whether you are making submissions or not, we ask you to consider signing up as a reviewer, and contributing your professional expertise for ensuring the best materials are selected. Reviewers are acknowledged by name in the Medinfo2015 Proceedings and outstanding reviewers will be recognized by name at the opening session of the conference. Please see the PDF instructions for the process and how to sign up (if you have already got an account at https://medinfo2015.online-registry.net/, then log-in and select “Apply as Reviewer”, or update your profile).

The 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics will be held in São Paulo city, Brazil, from 19 to 23 August, 2015. It will be the first time that Latin America will host this important and prestigious international medical informatics conference. MEDINFO is the main conference of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and its 15th edition will be organized by the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS).

Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairs Beatriz de Faria Leão and Claudio Giulliano Alves da Costa, from Brazil, invite you to attend and look forward to welcoming everyone. Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) Chairs Fernando Martin Sanchez (Australia) and Kaija Saranto (Finland), and Editorial Committee Chair Indra Neil Sarkar (USA) and their teams look forward to receiving your scientific submissions.

Information will be continuously updated on the Medinfo2015 website – www.medinfo2015.org – and through IMIA’s website and social media channels. We ask all IMIA members and colleagues to help promote the event and encourage them to submit materials and attend.

For submissions and reviews, go to: https://medinfo2015.online-registry.net

Important deadlines:
Deadline for Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo submissions 22 January 2015

MEDINFO 2015: ¡Participe en el XV Congreso Mundial de Informática Biomedica y de la Salud! Bajo el lema “La Salud, facilitada por la eSalud”, la comunidad internacional se reunirá entre el 19 y el 23 de agosto en São Paulo, Brasil, para compartir conocimientos y discutir cómo las innovaciones en Salud digital y en Informática biomédica están ayudando a resolver los principales problemas en atención sanitaria, Salud Pública, Salud del consumidor e Investigación biomédica. ¡Súmese y aporte sus conocimientos, conectándose con colegas de todo el mundo, y disfrutando de la cosmopolita ciudad de São Paulo!

https://twitter.com/MedInfo2015

https://www.facebook.com/events/713378355362712/

www.linkedin.com/groups/Medinfo-2015-7460920

January 13, 2015 Posted by | Brazil, conference, education, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, medinfo, Medinfo2015 | , , , | Leave a comment

Call for Nominations: IMIA François Grémy Award of Excellence 2015

The IMIA François Grémy Award of Excellence committee is pleased to announce that the call for nominations  is open. The closing date for receipt of nominations and all supporting materials is February 28, 2015. The committee will consider all nominations and  reach a decision by March 15, 2015, for report to the IMIA Board meeting of March 22, 2015.

The primary criterion for a potential recipient of the IMIA François Grémy Award of Excellence is “an individual whose personal commitment and dedication to medical informatics has made a lasting contribution to medicine and healthcare through her or his achievements in research, education, development or application in the field of medical informatics.”

Nominations have no specific format, but must include sufficient information and supporting details about the nominee to both demonstrate how they meet the primary criterion and allow their nomination to be judged against others. They should contain, at a minimum:

  • a one page summary of the nominee’s most important accomplishments/contributions;
  • a current CV; and
  • 2-3 letters of support from named referees, or nominator and seconders.

Nominations should be sent to the IMIA Office via email: imia@imia-services.org

As agreed by the IMIA General Assembly at its 2014 meeting in New Delhi, India, the IMIA Award of Excellence will now be known as the IMIA François Grémy Award of Excellence. The process for nominations and selection of the award winner will be essentially the same as in previous award years – see http://www.imia-medinfo.org/new2/node/35 IMIA gratefully acknowledges the input and support from the Association Française d’Informatique Médicale (French Medical Informatics Association – AIM) in the changes to the award.

The award winner will be invited to give a presentation lecture at Medinfo2015. AIM will work with IMIA on the format of the ceremony, and will provide an introduction to the work of Dr. François Grémy. Financial support for the award winner to participate will be provided by AIM and IMIA.

January 5, 2015 Posted by | award, IMIA, Medinfo2015 | , | Leave a comment

From the IMIA General Assembly 2014

The IMIA General Assembly 2014 meeting was held in New Delhi, India on 31 October, in conjunction with the APAMI2014 conference. A report will be sent to all IMIA GA members and official representatives. However, some news items that may be of wider interest include:

IMIA Board Member appointments
– Dr Petter Hurlen (Norway) will become IMIA Secretary (2015-18), succeeding Dr Lyn Hanmer (South Africa). Prof. Sabine Koch (Sweden) is appointed for a second term (2015-18) as IMIA Treasurer, Prof. Christoph Lehmann (USA) for a second term (2015-18) as IMIA VP Services, and Prof. Michio Kimura (Japan) for a second term (2015-18) as IMIA VP Membership. Prof. Michio Kimura will also replace Dr Lincoln de Assis Moura Jr as IMIA Liaison Office to ISO.

The IMIA Award of Excellence has been renamed as the IMIA François Grémy Award of Excellence, following a proposal from the French Medical Informatics Association (AIM – Association Française d’Informatique Médicale), our IMIA Member Society in France, and others. The Call for Applications/Nominations for the 2015 Award will be launched in January 2015.

WGSIG_2013The IMIA WG Year of the Award 2013 was presented at the IMIA General Assembly meeting in New Delhi on 31 October. The high quality of the reports and activity of some WG/SIGs means that the committee (chaired by IMIA VP WG/SIGs Prof. Tze Yun Leong) had a lot of work to do to try and judge between the groups. From a shortlist, as the results were so very close, it was not possible to separate the top three, and so the 2013 Award is made jointly to:

  • Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics;
  • Social Media Working Group;
  • Working Group on Technology Assessment and Quality Development.

 

November 14, 2014 Posted by | IMIA, WG | , | Leave a comment

Two Months to Medinfo2015 Paper/Poster Submission Deadline – 15 December 2014

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Now less than two months to submission deadline for full papers and posters – 15 December 2014

The 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics will be held in São Paulo city, Brazil, from 19 to 23 August, 2015. It will be the first time that Latin America will host this important and prestigious international medical informatics conference. MEDINFO is the main conference of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and its 15th edition will be organized by the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS).

Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairs Beatriz de Faria Leão and Claudio Giulliano Alves da Costa, from Brazil, invite you to attend and look forward to welcoming everyone. Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) Chairs Fernando Martin Sanchez (Australia) and Kaija Saranto (Finland), and Editorial Committee Chair Indra Neil Sarkar (USA) and their teams look forward to receiving your scientific submissions.

Information will be continuously updated on the Medinfo2015 website – www.medinfo2015.org – and through IMIA’s website and social media channels. We ask all IMIA members and colleagues to help promote the event and encourage them to submit materials and attend.

For submissions, go to: https://medinfo2015.online-registry.net In addition to submitting your work, we encourage you to sign up as a reviewer.

Important deadlines:

Deadline for Full Paper, Student Paper, Vision Paper and Poster submissions 15 December 2014
Deadline for Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo submissions 15 January 2015

MEDINFO 2015: ¡Participe en el XV Congreso Mundial de Informática Biomedica y de la Salud! Bajo el lema “La Salud, facilitada por la eSalud”, la comunidad internacional se reunirá entre el 19 y el 23 de agosto en São Paulo, Brasil, para compartir conocimientos y discutir cómo las innovaciones en Salud digital y en Informática biomédica están ayudando a resolver los principales problemas en atención sanitaria, Salud Pública, Salud del consumidor e Investigación biomédica. ¡Súmese y aporte sus conocimientos, conectándose con colegas de todo el mundo, y disfrutando de la cosmopolita ciudad de São Paulo!

https://twitter.com/MedInfo2015

https://www.facebook.com/events/713378355362712/

www.linkedin.com/groups/Medinfo-2015-7460920

October 16, 2014 Posted by | Brazil, conference, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, Medinfo2015 | , , , | Leave a comment

GMDS 2015 Conference (60th Anniversary) – Krefeld, Germany 06-09 September, 2015

Our colleagues in the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (GMDS) e.V. – are pleased to announce that their GMDS2015 conference will be held at the Hochschule Niederrhein in Krefeld (near Dusseldorf), Germany on 06-09 September, 2015. Further information will be provided, as it becomes available, at www.gmds2015.de (in German).

GMDS2015 will represent the 60th Annual Meeting of the GMDS eV.

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October 9, 2014 Posted by | conference, Europe, IMIA | , , , | Leave a comment

IMIA General Assembly 2014; APAMI2014 Conference

The IMIA General Assembly (GA) meeting for 2014 will be held on 31 October, in conjunction with the APAMI2014 conference (www.apami2014.com), with the IMIA Board meeting on 30 October (IMIA Board and GA meetings are by invitation only; invitations have been sent to all GA and Board members). This will be the first IMIA GA to be held in India.

Our colleagues in APAMI, and IAMI (the Indian Association for Medical Informatics – www.iami.org.in), who are hosts and local organisers of the event, are pleased to invite you to participate in the APAMI2014 conference. See www.apami2014.com for full information and updates, including registration information, accommodation options, etc. Early bird registration for APAMI2014 closes on 10 October.

APAMI2014 (the 8th Conference of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics) will be held on 01 and 02 November, 2014 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

Our colleagues Dr Shashia B Gogia (Organising Chairman), Mr S K Meher (Organising Secretary, and IAMI President), and Dr Sanjay Bedi (Convener), together with their IAMI colleagues and organising partners, look forward to welcoming everyone to New Delhi for these important events.

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October 7, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, conference, IMIA, India | , , | Leave a comment

eTOC for ACI eJournal: 2014 Volume 5 (3), Further New Articles Available

New articles of ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (2014, Volume 5 (3)) are available – 17 articles now available in this volumeACI-cover-42_dc27eaa1d2

+++ ACI now has an IMPACT FACTOR of 0,386. Looking forward to your submissions! +++

The Table of Contents below is online at www.aci-journal.org. 2014 Subscription rates, Online only – see http://aci.schattauer.de/en/subscription/subscription-prices.html

Remember, to submit your next manuscript online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/acij

Evaluation of a User Guidance Reminder to Improve the Quality of Electronic Prescription Messages
Case Report
A. A. Dhavle (1), S. T. Corley (2), M. T. Rupp (3), J. Ruiz (1), J. Smith (1), R. Gill (2), M. Sow (1)
(1) Surescripts LLC, Arlington, VA, USA; (2) NextGen Healthcare Information Systems LLC, Horsham, PA, USA; (3) Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 699-707   dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-03-CR-0022

Effect of EHR User Interface Changes on Internal Prescription Discrepancies
Research Article
A. Turchin (1, 2, 3), A. Sawarkar (3, 4), Y. A. Dementieva (5), E. Breydo (4, 6), H. Ramelson (3, 7)
(1) Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Boston, MA; (2) Division of Endocrinology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; (3) Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; (4) Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; (5) Department of Mathematics, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA; (6) BE-Tech, Inc., Brooklyn, NY; (7) Information Systems, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 708-720   dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-03-RA-0023

Attitudes and Perceptions of Pediatric Residents on Transitioning to CPOE
Research Article
Online Supplementary Material
A. R. Shriner (1), E. C. Webber (1)
(1) Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 721-730   dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0045

Evaluating a federated medical search engine  Tailoring the methodology and reporting the evaluation outcomes
Research Article
Online Supplementary Material
D. Saparova (1), J. Belden (2), J. Williams (3), B. Richardson (1), K. Schuster (1)
(1) School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 65211; (2) Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212; (3) MedSocket, Columbia, MO 65211
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 731-745   dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-03-RA-0021

Reducing Risk with Clinical Decision Support  A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims
Research Article
Online Supplementary Material
G. Zuccotti (1, 2, 3), F.L. Maloney (2), J. Feblowitz (1), L. Samal (1), L. Sato (3), A. Wright (1, 2)
(1) Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; (2) Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, USA; (3) CRICO/Risk Management Foundation, Cambridge, MA, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 746-756  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-02-RA-0018

Diabetes and Hypertension Quality Measurement in Four Safety-Net Sites  Lessons Learned after Implementation of the Same Commercial Electronic Health Record
Research Article
R. Benkert (1), P. Dennehy (2), J. White (3), A. Hamilton (4), C. Tanner (3), J.M. Pohl (5)
(1) Wayne State University, Nursing, Detroit, Michigan, United States; (2) GLIDE, San Francisco, California, United States; (3) Michigan Public Health Institute, Center for Data Management and Translational Research, Okemos, Michigan, United States; (4) Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services, Clinical Informatics, Chicago, Illinois, United States; (5) The University of Michigan, School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 757-772  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-03-RA-0019

Optimization of Decision Support Tool using Medication Regimens to Assess Rehospitalization Risks
Research Article
C.H. Olson (1), M. Dierich (2), T. Adam (3), B.L. Westra (3)
(1) Biomedical Health Informatics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; (2) School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; (3) Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 773-788  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0040

Physician beliefs about the impact of meaningful use of the EHR  A Cross-Sectional Study
Research Article
S. Emani (1), D.Y. Ting (2), M. Healey (1, 3), S.R. Lipsitz (1), A.S. Karson (4), J. S. Einbinder (1), L. Leinen (5), V. Suric (1), D.W. Bates (1, 6)
(1) Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; (2) Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; (3) Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; (4) Decision Support Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; (5) Information Services, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, USA; (6) Department of Healthcare Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 789-801  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-05-RA-0050

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August 28, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, clinical informatics, IMIA, journals | , , , , | Leave a comment