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Acta Informatica Medica - New Issue Available
Friday, 31 January 2014
The first issue of the Journal of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the bimonthly published Acta Informatika Medica 1(22), 2014 is available.
The current issue covers relevant topics such as the history of the European Federation for Medical Informatics as well as the history of Medical Informatics in General. It also contains a tribute to Morris F. Collen a true pioneer in medical informatics.
For more information on the Journal and the current issue please refer to the Website of the Journal:
Acta Informatica Medica Website or Pubmed

MIE2014 - Submissione Deadline Extented
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Image The 25th European Medical Informatics Conference - MIE2014 - will take place in Istanbul from August 31st to September 3rd, 2014.
The deadline for submissions was extended to 07.02.2014.
The conference addresses, but is not limited to, the following categories and themes:
Methodology (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Information and Knowledge Representation
  • Information and Knowledge Processing
  • Empirical Research Methodologies

Applications (systems, goals, problems, policies)
  • Improved healthcare through health informatics (theme of the conference)
  • Health-care service delivery
  • Policy, financing and stewardship
  • Research and education
  • Specific topics

For further information please visit the website at: MIE 2014
STC 2014 - Budapest, 26-29th of April 2014
Friday, 25 October 2013
Image As every year the European Federation for Medical Informatics organizes its Special Topic Conference. This year the conference will take place in Budapest from the 26-29th of April 2014, dealing with cross-border challenges in informatics with a focus on disease surveillance and utilization of big-data.
This year's conference focuses on the following topics:
  • sources of data, including big data, for monitoring an measuring health and disease,
  • using routine data for epidemiological study and public health,
  • monitoring uptake, benefits and risks of vaccines and other treatments of disease,
  • health data sharing and integration opportunities and challenges of working across EU borders,
  • economic impact and other consequences of cross-border rules, restrictions, and different datasets,
  • governance in cross-border care,
  • and education.

For further information please visit the website: STC 2014
New Issue of Acta Informatica Medica published
Wednesday, 17 April 2013

A new issue of the Journal of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the quarterly published Acta Informatika Medica 2(21), 2013 is available.
For more information on the Journal and the current issue please refer to the Website of the Journal
Acta Informatica Medica Website or Pubmed

Seminar Health Information Management at STC2013
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Image Health Information Management (HIM) for Europe - Ways, Achievements and Perspectives Organised by EFMI Project Group HIME in cooperation with EFMI WG EHR, IFHIMA Europe and EuroRec Institute
17 April, 12:30-16h, House of Physicians, Prague

Chairs: Angelika Händel, IFHIMA-Europe / DVMD Germany, Rolf Engelbrecht, EFMI PG HIME and ProRec Germany

Data has been always the basis for decisions and to improve quality in health care. Electronic health record (EHR) is the actual way for storing, communicating and using data for different purposes.

Health information management (HIM) is the domain which has established tools developed in close cooperation with medical informatics and users. The profession of HIM has gained experience to overcome some barriers in daily practice.

The seminar will

  • • Highlight the way to eHIM (electronic Health Information Management)
  • • Investigate the needs, opportunities and obstacles for health information management.
  • • Disseminate results and experiences for practical application
  • • Facilitate access to tools, supporting systems, educational facilities and EFMI members

    More details will be published soon also on www.STC2013.org

    Dr John S Bryden passed away
    Friday, 21 December 2012
    Imageby Rolf Engelbrecht, 21 December 2012
    John Bryden left us before his 80th birthday. He was looking back to a success life in the private and business area.He is a lucky retirée since 2005.

    John was from 1998 – 2008 (10 years) Executive Officer of European Federation for Medical Informatics. In this time he was very engaged in support of EFMI events producing a bidbook for organising events. This has been the basis for EPOS, the EFMI event organising system.
    He made as chair of the STC2007 conference in Brijuni a big success.He was honoured for this and his engagement in EFMI and the field of medical informatics.

    In 2009 John became "EFMI Honorary fellow" for his contribution to the field of medical informatics. John, You and your wonderful wife Grace will be in our memory.

    ”Open Access” for all accepted MEDINFO 2013 papers
    Saturday, 24 November 2012
    ImageIMIA decided to make papers accepted for Medinfo2013 available immediately as “Open Access” without an embargo period. Accepted papers will be indexed in PubMed/Medline and published by IOS Press.

    Deadline for submission of papers, student papers and posters is December 10, 2012. We welcome your contribution.

    Detailed information please look at the MEDINFO2013-Portal Copenhagen

    IMIA Yearbook 2012: Personal Health Informatics
    Monday, 01 October 2012
    ImageThe Yearbook includes a number of articles focusing on the theme of Personal Health Informatics. It covers recent informatics contributions and points to future directions on how the gradual incorporation of personalization capabilities is enabling more focused and individualized approaches to patient care and the answer of patient-focused clinical and translational research questions.

    It contains also the latest description of EFMI activities and EFMI working groups freely available on EFMI WGs in IMIA Yearbook2012

    MIE2012 conference documentation
    Tuesday, 25 September 2012
    Image MIE2012 has finished with a huge number of high level presentations in a brought spectrum of relevant topics e.g.
  • Research and education in biomedical informatics
  • Electronic health records(EHRs), especially personal health records
  • Medical documentation and data quality with focus on coding (ICD-10, SNOMED and other terminologies)
  • Evaluation of health information systems
  • Quality of the care delivery process
  • Social media and other web based services
  • The conference proceedings (1251 pages) is available from IOS-press (www.IOSpress.nl). All contributions in the different categories (oral presentations, posters, tutorials, workshops, panels) are available from the conference web site (www.MIE2012.it). Beside papers there are also many presentations ready for all health professionals and interested citizens.

    For more information see www.MIE2012.it or click EFMI MIE2012 documentation

    New EFMI Board installed
    Saturday, 01 September 2012
    The closing of MIE2012 in Pisa was also the start of the new EFMI leading Troika:
    Patrick Weber (Switzerland) EFMI President,
    Anne Moen (Norway) EFMI Vice President and
    John Mantas (Greece), as EFMI and IMIA Vice President for Europe, will represent EFMI at the IMIA Board

    Other Board members are:
    Lacramioara Stoicu-Tividar (Romania) - EFMI Secretary
    Etienne De Clercq (Belgium) EFMI Treasurer.
    Alexander Hörbst – EFMI Press and Information Officer
    György Surjan – EFMI Publication Officer
    Stig Kjaer Andersen – EFMI Executive Officer
    Christian Lovis – EFMI Institutions Liaison Officer

    For more information about the persons please visit the section "Board Members" (left menu)


    Recent EFMI Publications
    Image The 24rd International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics in Pisa, has successfully ended. The proceedings are now available from IOS Press in the Studies in Health Technology and Informatics Series. For more information refer to the website of IOS: Proceedings MIE 2012
    EFMI Journals

    International Journal of Medical Informatics
    International Journal of Medical Informatics
    The International Journal of Medical Informatics provides an international medium for the dissemination of original results and interpretative reviews concerning the field of medical informatics. The Journal is published in print and also electronic format within ScienceDirect.


    European Journal for Biomedical Informatics
    European Journal for Biomedical Informatics
    The European Journal for Biomedical Informatics (EJBI), an offical journal of EFMI, is reacting on the great European need to share the information in multilingual and multicultural European area. EJBI is publishing in electronic form accepted peer-reviewed papers and other materials from the field of biomedical informatics in English and other languages simultaneously.

    In 2011 EJBI opens calls for papers for the following special issues: P. Wilson and Z. Kolitsi, eds. Support of eHealth Applications by Legal Systems in Europe, J. Mantas and A. Hasman, eds. Education in Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics. Paper submission date is June 20th 2011
    Please click for EJBI Authors instructions.

    ICIMTH 2014 Athens


    The International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare supported by the European Federation for Medical Informatics will take place from
    10-13 July in Athens.
    For more information about the conference topics and the program please refer to the
    Conference Website

    MIE 2014 Istanbul

    The 25th International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics will be held in
    Istanbul, Turkey
    from the
    31.August-03.September 2014

    The Scientific Programme Committee welcomes your contributions for MIE 2014. For more information please refer to the conference website:
    MIE 2014 - Istanbul

    Past MIE & STC Conferences

    Pisa, Italy 2012
    Oslo, Norway 2011
    Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2009
    Gothenborg, Sweden 2008
    Maastricht, Netherlands 2006
    Geneva, Switzerland 2005
    Saint Malo, France 2003
    Budapest, Hungary 2002
    Hanover, Germany 2000
    Ljubljana, Slovenia 1999
    Thessalonica, Greece 1997
    Copenhagen, Denmark 1996
    Lisbon, Portugal 1994
    Jerusalem, Israel 1993
    Vienna, Austria 1991
    Glasgow, Scotland 1990
    Oslo, Norway 1988
    Rome, Italy 1987
    Helsinki, Finland 1985
    Brussels, Belgium 1984
    Dublin, Ireland 1982
    Toulouse, France 1981
    Berlin, Germany 1979
    Cambridge, UK 1978
    Special Topic Conferences
    2013, Prague, Czech Republic
    2012, Moscow, Russia
    2011, Lasko, Slovenia
    2010, Reykjavik, Iceland
    2009, Antalya, Turkey
    2008, London, UK
    2007, Brijuni island, Croatia
    2006, Timisoara, Romania
    2005, Athens, Greece
    2004, Munich, Germany
    2003, Rome, Italy
    2002, Nicosia, Cyprus
    2001, Bucharest, Romania
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