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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

APAMI2014, New Delhi, India – IMIA General Assembly Meeting

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.

A flyer and brochure are available about the events – flyer (2MB PDF) brochure (2MB PDF)

Registration is also open for the conference – see http://www.apami2014.com/registrationinformation.html

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.

IMIA is pleased to support the event, and the IMIA General Assembly meeting will be held on 31 October, in conjunction with the event, with the IMIA Board meeting on 30 October (IMIA Board and GA meetings are by invitation only; invitations will be sent nearer to the events). This will be the first IMIA GA to be held in 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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July 9, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, conference, IMIA, India | , , , | Leave a comment

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics Vol 8, No 1 (2014)

Our colleagues Dr S B Gogia and Dr Arindam Basu, from the Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI – http://www.iami.org.in) write that Volume 8 Issue 1 (2014) of the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics is now available on the journal website – see www.ijmi.org – or direct at http://www.ijmi.org/index.php/ijmi/issue/view/12/showToc    You will need to log in for viewing the full text of the articles.

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI) was relaunched in 2007, and is now an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal adopting a broad definition of “medical informatics” and focusing on the applied aspects of computers to healthcare delivery.

May 13, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, India, journals | , , | Leave a comment

APAMI2014 Conference: Submissions Extended to 10 May, Registration Open

iamiUPDATE: Submissions deadline is extended to 10 May. (Other deadlines also amended)

Our colleagues in APAMI, and IAMI (the Indian Association for Medical Informatics), who are hosts and local organisers of the event, are pleased to announce that submissions are open for the APAMI2014 conference. See www.apami2014.com for full information and updates.

Information on abstract submission is available at http://www.apami2014.com/abstractsubmission.html and the page for submission of the abstracts is at http://www.apami2014.com/abstract/login.php (note that you will need to set up an account). The deadline for Abstract Submission is extended to 30th April 2014.

Registration is also open for the conference – see http://www.apami2014.com/registrationinformation.html – and the deadline for early bird registration is 15 May, 2014.

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.

IMIA is pleased to support the event, and the IMIA General Assembly meeting will be held on 31 October, in conjunction with the event, with the IMIA Board meeting on 30 October (IMIA Board and GA meetings are by invitation only; invitations will be sent nearer to the events). This will be the first IMIA GA to be held in India.

Our colleagues Dr Shashia B Gogia (Organising Chairman), Mr S K Meher (Organising Secretary, and the new 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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April 30, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, conference, education, India | , , , , | Leave a comment

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics Vol 7, No 3 (2013)

Our colleagues Dr S B Gogia, from the Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI – http://www.iami.org.in) writes:

Our editor, Dr Arindam Basu, has just announced the release of Volume 7 Issue 3 (September 2013) of the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics – see www.ijmi.org

Current articles are:

Editorial:  Innovation and Caring From a Distance – Arindam Basu
Original Research Articles:

  • Training Needs of Telemedicine Staff – A Pilot Study – Z. Zayapragassarazan, S. Kumar
  • Fall Detection and Activity Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks – Subrat Kar, Sanat Sarangi, Akshat Bisht

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI) was relaunched in 2007, and is now an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal adopting a broad definition of “medical informatics” and focusing on the applied aspects of computers to healthcare delivery. In the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics, all articles are accessible free of charge (as HTML files). However, PDF files are available only to IAMI (Indian Association of Medical Informatics – www.iami.org.in) members.

IJMI articles are also archived at OpenMED@NIC (http://openmed.nic.in/), an open access archive for Medical and Allied Sciences, where authors/owners can self-archive their scientific and technical documents – http://openmed.nic.in/view/subjects/ijmi.html

September 25, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, India, journals | , , , | 1 Comment

Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI): Discussion Lists Changes

The Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI – http://www.iami.org.in) has been running online discussion groups since 2001. These have been within an open forum, with many IAMI members, as well as non members from India and across the globe, involved. Over the years, many issues pertaining to healthcare informatics have been discussed by the members with an average of 2 to 6 mails in a day. The method followed is to allow any member to open a topic based on a recent news item report or as a topic of the month session. Interested members reply and an attempt is made to reach a consensus.

Issues discussed in the last few months include ehealth, ICD10, Adoption of IPads in the healthcare setting, Swasthya tablet (a new low cost Tablet PC for healthcare workers in India). Recent invited topics of the month included – Healthcare IT (Status) in India, Journals (how to publish and relevance of open source publishing) etc. Language of our discussions is English.

Of the discussion groups/lists maintained in recent years, iami_gen[at]googlegroups.com is currently the most prominent, especially in international circles. However, iami[at]yahoogroups.com is bigger, with many more non-members including some prominent government functionaries There are others created for specific purposes. Since many members were common and mails were being shared, the discussion threads had started getting confusing. Sometimes many copies of the same mail as well as there was a possibility of some members not receiving an important reply.

It has been decided by the IAMI General Body, which met in February 2012, that the discussion groups need to be consolidated. As per consensus, all members of iami_gen[at]googlegroups.com will be transferred to iami[at]yahoogroups.com and activity of the former will be phased out soon. Ownership of this group will reside with the Current President and Secretary, who will decide the moderation rules.

IAMI invites IMIA members to join our new official discussion group, i.e. iami[at]yahoogroups.com. For membership, send a blank email to iami-subscribe[at]yahoogroups.com from the email address which they wish to use. If any member is already receiving mails from iami_gen[at]googlegroups.com, he/she is informed that the name shall automatically be transferred to the new official group i.e. iami[at]yahoogroups.com Most of the members of iami_gen  group have been transferred to iami[at]yahoogroups.com already and the remaining are being transferred.

IAMI is an IMIA Member Society.

April 3, 2012 Posted by | APAMI, India | , , , | Leave a comment

IFIP WITFOR 2012 Conference: New Delhi, India – 16-18 April, 2012

On behalf of IFIP President Leon Strous, and IMIA Liaison Officer to IFIP, Professor Hiroshi Takeda, we are pleased to announce that the IFIP-organised WITFOR 2012 conference, addressing the application of ICT in developing countries will be held on 16-18 April, 2012 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India. Full information is at http://www.witfor.org

Health is always one of the themes of WITFOR, and this year it is one of the main themes. IMIA Members that are interested can contact Mr John Khiangte (john.khiangte[at]9dot9.in), IFIP’s organizing partner, for logistical details and assistance in logistical issues (travel, visa applications, etc).

March 7, 2012 Posted by | conference, IFIP, India | , | Leave a comment

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics Vol 5, No 1 (2010)

Two new articles have been published in the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI – http://ijmi.org); these complete Volume 5 (2010), and the full contents of Volume 5 No 1 (2010) are available at http://ijmi.org/index.php/ijmi/issue/view/5/showToc

The articles are:

1. Design of access control logic for HCRBAC – Oveeyen Moonian, Kavi Kumar Khedo, Sudha Cheerkoot-Jalim, Soulakshmee D. Ghurbhurrun-Nagowah, Zarine Cadersaib at http://ijmi.org/index.php/ijmi/article/view/y10i1a4/37
2. A pilot study on effectiveness of Short Text Messages (SMS) as a Reminder System for Making Working Women from Delhi Breast Aware – Anita Khokhar at http://ijmi.org/index.php/ijmi/article/view/y10i1a5/49

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI) was relaunched in 2007, and is now an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal adopting a broad definition of “medical informatics” and focusing on the applied aspects of computers to healthcare delivery. In the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics, all articles are accessible free of charge (as HTML files). However, PDF files are available only to IAMI (Indian Association of Medical Informatics – www.iami.org.in) members.

IJMI articles are also archived at OpenMED@NIC (http://openmed.nic.in/), an open access archive for Medical and Allied Sciences, where authors/owners can self-archive their scientific and technical documents – http://openmed.nic.in/view/subjects/ijmi.html

January 3, 2011 Posted by | APAMI, India, journals | , , , , , | Leave a comment