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STC 2010 Call for papers

 Call for Papers and Participation                                                           Call_for_papers.pdf

Note that submission of papers was closed January 15, 2010.

We invite you to participate in the “EFMI Special Topic Conference 2010” in Reykjavík, Iceland, on 2–4 June 2010

The EFMI Special Topic Conference in Reykjavik will be the only EFMI conference in Europe in 2010. This gives individuals and groups not being able to make the MEDINFO 2010 Conference in Capetown a platform for representing and discussing relevant health informatics topics.

The theme of the STC 2010 is “Seamless Care – Safe Care: the Challenges of Interoperability and Patient Safety in Health Care”

The objective of the conference is to bring to light the different aspects of interoperabilty and it´s implications for patient safety. It brings together various professionals who are investigating, developing and implementing solutions to meet the challenges of trustworthy electronic exchange of health information and the added value and benefits this can bring to the quality and safety of patient care.

The EU recommenation of 2008 on cross-border interoperability of electronic health record systems sets the goal to achieve EuropeaneHealth interoperbility by the end of 2015. European countries are invited to undertake actions at five levels: the political level, the organisational level, the technical level, the semantic level and the level of education and awareness raising. Participants are invited to reflect on those aspects as well as other related and important topics.

Traceability as an important facilitator for interoperability and safety will be highlighted in the conference by a special workshop jointly organized by HL7 and GS1.Therefore the EFMI Working Groups “Electronic Health Records”, “Security, Safety and Ethics” and “Traceability” are especially engaged in this STC.

Besides keynotes and presentations of invited or submitted papers, the conference aims to encourage various forms of contributions such as workshops reporting project status, lessons learned and further strategies or expert panel discussions on specific subjects. Individual participants and organizations are encouraged to submit research as well as practice papers reflecting this aim. All contributions should be sent in on the IOS form even if they are not papers.

All papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee. Accepted contributions will be divided into categories of papers indexed in PubMed and those not indexed.  All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

The conference addresses, but not limited to, the following topics
Electronic HealthRecords, Personal Health Records                 Traceability                                              Security,Privacy, Safety, Quality
Interoperability                                                                                      Patient empowerment                          Standards
Patient Safety                                                                                        Patient Satisfaction                                Device Integration
Process and Systems Evaluation                                                    Continuity of Care                                   Casemix                                 

For more information please contact the Scientific Program Committee
Bernd Blobel                                                       Ebba Thora Hvannberg                     Valgerður Gunnarsdóttir
SPC Chair                                                           SPC Co-Chair                                     LOC Chair