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IMIA Monthly Newsletter

 November 2013: Issue 55

 

In This Issue

1. Happy 100th Birthday to Morris F Collen
2. EFMI STC 2014, MIE2014 - Submission Deadlines
3. VMBI Conference: The Netherlands, 21-22 November
4. NI2014 - 12th International Congress of Nursing Informatics (IMIA-NI SIG)
5. Medinfo2013 - Slides and Proceedings Available
6. Context-sensitive Health Informatics conference - Proceedings, Presentations, Photos
7. Indian Journal of Medical Informatics Latest Issue

8. AMIA Conferences Forthcoming
9. Pioneer of Medical Informatics in Saudi Arabia Moves On
10. From the Literature
11. Miscellany: short items
12. Forthcoming events
 
   a] Regional events
 
   b] National/global events

13. Next newsletter: December 2013

Happy 100th Birthday to Morris F Collen

We join our AMIA colleagues, and others in the USA and around the world, in wishing a Happy 100th Birthday to Dr Morris F Collen on 12 November, 2013 (11/12/13 in the American date format). In an editorial in Methods, Don Lindberg and Marion Ball write about his life, contributions, and influence:Morris F. Collen at 100: A Tribute to “The Father of Medical Informatics”,available as a free download in Methods of Information in Medicine.

 

EFMI STC 2014 and MIE2014 - Submission Deadlines

The submission deadlines have been announced for two important European events in 2014 - the EFMI Special Topic Conference (STC) 2014 and MIE2014.

For the EFMI STC 2014, the deadline for submissions (full papers and posters) is 15 November, 2013. The deadline for workshop submissions is 02 January, 2014. See http://www.stc2014.org for this and more information as it becomes available.
For MIE2014, the call for submissions open on 01 November 2013, and the deadline for submissions is 31 January, 2014 - see http://www.mie2014.org/?page=Call_for_Submissions

 

MIC2013 - VMBI Conference, November 21-22, The Netherlands

The Dutch Society for Health Care Informatics (VMBI) is organising its 30th annual Medical Informatics Conference (MIC). It will be held on November 21- 22, at NH Koningshof Hotel, Veldhoven (near Eindhoven) in The Netherlands. The theme of this year’s conference is “Better care with less”. Full information (in Dutch) is available at http://www.mic2013.nl

 

NI2014 - 12th International Congress of Nursing Informatics

NI 2014, the 12th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, will be held at the Taipei International Convention Center (very near to Taipei 101) on June 21-25, 2014 - see http://wp.me/pvCUS-1IM and  http://www.ni2014.org

NI2014We ask all IMIA Member Societies and other members, and nursing/informatics organisations, to promote this event, which is held under the auspices of the IMIA-NI SIG (Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group). The theme of the conference is “eSmart + ” where “e” stands for eHealth, “S” implies simplicity, “m” represents mobility and meaningful use, “a” denotes advanced leadership, “r” indicates revolution, “t” means translational technologies, and “+” symbolizes People Leading uCare Safely. The acronym is also used to convey the idea of adopting smart technology to help health providers deliver higher quality care.

 

Medinfo2013 - Slides Available; Proceedings Available Online, Open Access

Medinfo2013 is over. However, the conference proceedings are freely available online and in open access form through the IOS Press website. Seehttp://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/medinfo-2013-proceedings-of-the-14th-world-congress-on-medical-and-health-informatics  (or http://bit.ly/171Qv58). Slides are also available (where permission has been given) from many of the presentations - seehttp://person.hst.aau.dk/ska/MEDINFO2013/Program/FullOralProgramV2.0.htm

Context-sensitive Health Informatics conference - Proceedings, Presentations, Photos

The proceedings of the “Context Sensitive Health Informatics” event, a pre-Medinfo conference, held on 17-18 August, 2013 are available at http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/context-sensitive-health-informatics-human-and-sociotechnical-approaches  Prof. Christian Nohr and colleagues from Aalborg University in Denmark are pleased to announce that slides from the presentations of the pre-Medinfo2013 conference Context Sensitive Health Informatics, Human & Sociotechnical approaches are now available at the conference web site: http://cshi2013.org  - click on the programme link, and you will find the presentations that are available. Photos of presenters and participants are also available.

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics Informatics Latest Issue

Dr Arindam Basu, Editor of the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics, has announced the release of Volume 7 Issue 3 (September 2013) - seewww.ijmi.org The journal is published by the Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI - http://www.iami.org.in).
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
The 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

AMIA Conferences Forthcoming

The 2013 AMIA Annual Symposium will be held on November 16-20, 2013 at the Washington Hilton, Washington DC, USA. Full information is on the AMIA 2013 website at http://www.amia.org/amia2013 with the Schedule-at-a-Glance giving an overview.

Other AMIA events in early 2014 include:

 

Pioneer of Medical Informatics in Saudi Arabia Moves On

Our colleague, Dr. Mowafa Househ, assistant professor at the college of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, writes (see http://wp.me/pvCUS-1MT):

Prof. Dr. Majid Altuwaijri, founder and Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, CIO for the National Guard Health Affairs, retired from public service last month. For the past twenty years, Professor Altuwaijri has strived to cement and lead health informatics initiatives within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 2005, Professor Altuwaijri established the first college of Public Health and Health Informatics in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, and in 2006 established the Saudi Arabian Health Informatics Assocation (SAHI) and served as president from 2006 till 2012. One of Professor Altuwaijri’s principal accomplishments was the establishment of the King Abdullah Arabic Health Encyclopedia (KAAHE - http://www.kaahe.org/en/). The website was launched in 2012 and has become the most visited Arabic health website in the Middle East with over one million visitors a month. For his efforts over the years in building health informatics within Saudi Arabia, Professor Altuwaijri was granted the King Abdulaziz Medal of Honor in the first degree, the highest honor bestowed on a civilian in Saudi Arabia. A full appreciation of Professor Altuwaijri's contribution to the development of health informatics in Saudi Arabia is provided by Dr. Mowafa Househ and colleagues, and is downloadable here.

From the Literature

This new section of the IMIA newsletter will (assuming our readers submit suggestions for future issues) feature journal articles, conference presentations, etc. produced by people actively involved in IMIA and its Member Societies, WG/SIG, etc., and that we would like to encourage people to read and discuss. To start, we feature two items; one with authors drawn, in part, from one of IMIA's WGs, and one taken from the recent pre-Medinfo2013 conference.

Archambault PM, van de Belt TH, Grajales III FJ, Faber MJ, Kuziemsky CE, Gagnon S, Bilodeau A, Rioux S, Nelen WL, Gagnon MP, Turgeon AF, Aubin K, Gold I, Poitras J, Eysenbach G, Kremer JAM, Légaré F
Wikis and Collaborative Writing Applications in Health Care: A Scoping Review J Med Internet Res 2013;15(10):e210
URL: http://www.jmir.org/2013/10/e210/ doi: 10.2196/jmir.2787 PMID:24103318

The authors (including members of IMIA's Social Media WG) undertook a scoping review to explore evidence of the effective, safe, and ethical use of wikis and collaborative writing applications (CWAs) in health care. The authors found some experimental and quasi-experimental studies of the effectiveness and safety of CWAs as educational and knowledge translation interventions, but most reports were of observational case studies about CWAs being used by health professionals and patients. They conclude that more primary research is needed to find ways to address the different barriers to their use, and to make these applications more useful for different stakeholders.

Coiera, E
Stasis and Adaptation Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Volume 194: Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Human and Sociotechnical Approaches
URL: http://ebooks.iospress.nl/publication/34695 doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-293-6-11

Enrico argues that many of our most pressing societal challenges arise from an inability to move on from present practices and structures. He suggests that healthcare resists adoption of best practices and persists in high levels of variation in care delivery. In this paper, Enrico explores three possible system level interventions that may help design systems that are less likely to approach inertia, might help change our current systems so that they become adaptive, and move to the outcomes we desire. Firstly, he questions the "religious belief in the power of standards", then explores the power of apoptosis, a process that sees existing structures and practices programmatically removed to free up resource for adaptation, and finally explores a flexible but controversial approach to system management called market-based control. He concludes that it is time for us to engage with the challenge of system inertia, and find a way out.



Miscellany of Short Items (from news.imia.info)

e-Health 2014 (Vancouver, Canada) Conference: Submission Deadline 18 November

The Call for Participation for the e-Health 2014 conference, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada on 01-04 June, 2014 is now open. See http://www.e-healthconference.com/abstracts for full information on submitting abstracts, including the various categories. The submission site is now open, and the deadline for Abstract Submissions is Monday, November 18 at 5:00 PM PST.


HIMSS14 - Orlando, FL, USA; 23-27 February, 2014

The HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in Orlando, Florida on 23-27 February, 2014. Full information is athttp://www.himssconference.org  IMIA is pleased to continue to endorse the event and encourages members to participate. One of the keynote speakers will be Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York. Registration is now open, and early bird rates apply until 10 December.


HINZ 2013 - Rotorua, New Zealand

The Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) annual conference will be held on 27-29 November, 2013 in Rotorua, New Zealand.  Seehttp://www.hinz.org.nz/page/conference for full details.

 

Forthcoming Events: Regional

APAMI (Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics)

The 2014 APAMI conference will be hosted by IAMI, the Indian Association for Medical Informatics. Further information will be available atwww.apami2014.com


EFMI (European Federation for Medical Informatics)

The EFMI STC 2014 will be on 26-29 April, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary -http://www.stc2014.org The next MIE (Medical Informatics Europe) will be MIE2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The dates are 31 August - 03 September, 2014.  See http://www.mie2014.org and follow on Twitter @MIE2014 (https://twitter.com/MIE2014)   MIE2015 will be held in Spain.


IMIA-LAC (Latin America and Caribbean)

The next INFOLAC conference will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay on 16-17 October, 2014. See http://www.infolac2014.org



Forthcoming Events: national and Global

AMIA 2013: 16-20 November, 2013. Washington DC, USA.http://www.amia.org/amia2013

MIC2013: 21-22 November, 2013. Near Eindhoven, The Netherlands.http://www.mic2013.nl

HINZ 2013: 27-29 November, 2013. Rotorua, New Zealand.http://www.hinz.org.nz

2014

iHealth 2014: 31 January-01 February, 2014. Orlando FL, USA.http://ihealthconference.org

HIMSS14: 23-27 February, 2014. Orlando FL, USA.http://www.himssconference.org

AMIA 2014 Joint Summits: April 07-11, 2014. San Francisco, CA, USA.http://www.amia.org/jointsummits2014

EFMI STC 2014: 26-29 April, 2014. Budapest, Hungary.http://www.stc2014.org

 


Next Newsletter: December 2013

Nyheter

Socialstyrelsen söker Snomed CT-medarbetare

Vill du bidra i arbetet för att stödja utvecklingen av strukturerad vårddokumentation i Sverige? Socialstyrelsen söker en person som kommer att arbeta specifikt med Snomed CT, som är ett internationellt, medicinskt begreppssystem som är översatt till svenska. Arbetet innebär att driva utvecklingen av den svenska versionen av Snomed CT genom ändringshantering, kvalitetssäkring och användarstöd. Det innebär också hög grad av samverkan med andra aktörer inom informatik- och terminologiområdet.

Socialstyrelsen söker läkare för arbete med Ordinationsorsak

Socialstyrelsen söker nu läkare, helst med specialistkompetens, som kan hålla informationen för kodsystemet Nationell källa för ordinationsorsak uppdaterad och kvalitetssäkrad på löpande basis. Arbetet innebär också att ge användarstöd till hälso- och sjukvårdsverksamheter som vill implementera kodsystemet samt bidra i den strategiska utvecklingen av kodsystemet.

Sabine Koch ny ordförande i IMIA

SFMI gratulerar professor Sabine Koch, tidigare ordförande i SFMI, till att nu ha blivit vald till nästa ordförande i IMIA, International Medical Informatics Association. IMIA har en viktig roll internationellt i tillämpning av ny teknik och informatik inom hälso- och sjukvården och i klinisk forskning. Vi är övertygade om att Sabine Koch kommer att göra ett strålande jobb som nästa IMIA ordförande.

Ny MI-professur i Lübeck

SFMI har blivit tipsade om en nyinrättad professur:

University of Lübeck recently announced a newly created W3 professorship for Medical Informatics. You will find the tender enclosed.

International scientists with focus on medical data science or related broad research areas are welcome to apply (Deadline: 4th of October). However good knowledge of German language is necessary; at least as lectures in the BA/MA courses of Medical Informatics in Lübeck are given in German. That is the reason why the tender is written in German only.

Tender/anbud

Jobba med bioinformatik i Schweiz?

SFMI har fått tips om två heltidstjänster inom bioinformatik i Schweiz. Det är SIB, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics som söker två heltider med placering i Basel, med tillträde så snart som möjligt. Läs mer i bifogade pdf-filer!

Health Research Data Coordinator

Bioinformatics Workflow Developer

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