[Sigmed-l] Call for Papers - ISHIMR 2007

Kendra Albright K.Albright at sheffield.ac.uk
Wed Feb 21 06:43:49 EST 2007

Apologies for cross-posting

Call for Papers
12th International Symposium for Health Information Management
Research (iSHIMR)
July 18 - 20, 2007
Sheffield, UK
Deadline for Submissions: 15 March 2007

Welcome to the 12th International Symposium for Health
Information Management Research (ISHIMR 2007). This year’s
theme is “From Research to Development to Implementation:
Challenges in Health Informatics and Health Information
Management.” Hosted by the University of Sheffield, ISHIMR 2007
brings together people who are carrying out, or are interested in,
research and progress in health information management and health
informatics. ISHIMR 2007 provides a forum for the presentation and
discussion of research activities in health information management
and health informatics.

ISHIMR 2007 is a response to identifying opportunities and
challenges regarding the application of modern information
management and informatics technology to provide technology-
mediated solutions to healthcare practice and delivery issues faced
by all stakeholders--i.e. healthcare professionals, managers,
planners, patients and the public.

The multi-disciplinary field of healthcare is a massive generator and
user of information and knowledge. Effective management and
exploitation of this critical resource is fundamental to the
effectiveness of all groups and individuals in this field, at strategic,
management and operational levels. We therefore welcome paper
submissions and delegates from the international healthcare
community, particularly those with teaching/research
responsibilities in health information management and health
informatics, with clinical responsibilities, and those involved in
provision of information and knowledge services.

The conference spans three days, and is an excellent opportunity
for you to meet other health information academics and
professionals from all over the world, creating an opportunity for
networking, collaboration, and international knowledge sharing.
A centre for excellence in health information management, the
University of Sheffield is located in the heart of England, where you’ll
find the beauty of the nearby Peak District National Park, a vibrant
city undergoing revitalization with excellent hotels, restaurants, and
shopping. The conference will be hosted in the St. Paul’s hotel in
the heart of the city centre, within easy walking distance of shops,
restaurants, and the University.

Papers may be submitted reporting on research in any area of
health information management or health informatics. We
particularly welcome papers which address the conference theme,
"From research to development to implementation: challenges in
health informatics and health information management ".

Areas include, but are not restricted to, health information
management and informatics research involving:

•Knowledge management in healthcare
•Information needs and information behaviours within health
•Interventions to improve the use of health and medical
•Evidence-based health and social care
•Applications of GIS in public health
•Patient empowerment and patient education programs
•Healthcare information management systems
•Home monitoring and care systems
•Mobile health
•Telemedicine and telecare
•Telesystems and applications for support of care
•Knowledge Discovery in health and medical databases
•Implementing and managing clinical practice guidelines and
clinical pathways
•Knowledge sharing in healthcare organizations and
communities of practice
•Clinical decision support systems
•Health and healthcare ontologies
•Semantic interoperability
•Health and medical applications for data mining
•GRID applications
•Biomedical text mining
•Privacy, security, confidentiality and protection of
healthcare information
•HCI issues of health care applications
•Health/Medical informatics training and education
•Principles and practices of project management for health
systems implementation
•Evaluation of health information systems

For more information, please visit the ISHIMR website at:


We look forward to meeting you in Sheffield in July for what
promises to be a most stimulating and enjoyable event!

Peter Bath
Organising Committee Co-Chair 
Programme Committee Co-Chair

Kendra Albright
Organising Committee Co-Chair

Tony Norris
Programme Committee Co-Chair

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