Conference Topics

Specific topics of interest for this conference cover various facets of health informatics research, including but not limited to the following:

    1. Information technologies for healthcare delivery and management
      • Comparative effectiveness research
      • Consumer health and wellness informatics applications
      • E-commerce in health informatics
      • E-learning for spreading health informatics awareness
      • Economics of health computing (e.g., cost-benefit analysis)
      • Health informatics education
      • Healthcare delivery in developing countries
      • Healthcare workflow management
      • Information technologies for alternative medicine
      • Information technologies for healthcare service delivery
      • Information technologies for hospital management
      • Information technologies for the management of patient safety and clinical outcomes
      • Medical compliance automation for patients and institutions
      • Organizational impacts of health information technologies
      • Public health informatics
      • Social studies of health information technologies
      • Technology informatics guiding educational reform
      • Telecare and Telemedicine
      • Virtual conferencing systems for healthcare
    2. Health data acquisition and visualization, data analytics, data mining, and machine learning
      • Analytics for clinical care
      • Biomarker discovery and biomedical model development
      • Biomedical data mining
      • Biomedical pattern recognition
      • Cleaning, pre-processing, and ensuring quality and integrity of medical data
      • Continuous monitoring and streaming technologies for healthcare
      • Data analytics for healthcare quality assurance
      • Data model for health information system
      • Disease profiling and personalized treatment
      • Display and visualization of medical data
      • Healthcare workflow mining
      • Intelligent medical devices and sensors
      • Large-scale longitudinal mining of medical records
      • Medical insurance fraud detection
      • Medical signal acquisition, archiving, and communication
      • Medical signal analysis and processing
      • Natural language processing and text mining for biomedical literature, clinical notes, and health consumer texts
      • RFID solutions for healthcare
      • Technologies for capturing and documenting clinical encounter information in electronic systems
      • Virtual and augmented reality for healthcare
      • Virtual patients
    3. Healthcare data & knowledge management and decision support
      • Biomedical modeling and simulation
      • Business intelligence and data warehousing for healthcare
      • Cognitive and decision support systems
      • Computational intelligence methodologies for healthcare
      • Computational support for patient-centered and evidence-based care
      • Computer support for surgical intervention
      • Computer-aided diagnosis
      • Disease diagnostic models
      • Disease prognostic models
      • Epidemiological modeling
      • Health risk evaluation and modeling
      • Healthcare knowledge abstraction, classification, and summarization
      • Healthcare knowledge computerization, execution, inference, management, and representation
      • Medical data management
      • Medical recommender systems
      • Operations research methods for healthcare
      • Optimization models for planning and recommending therapies
      • Personalized predictive modeling for clinical management (e.g., cancer, trauma, diabetes mellitus, sleep disorders, substance abuse)
      • Physiological modeling
      • Semantic Web, linked data, ontology, and healthcare
      • Statistics and quality of medical data
      • Survival analysis and health hazard evaluations
      • Visual analytics for healthcare
    4. Health information systems
      • Acceptance testing for healthcare systems and applications
      • Applications in electronic health records
      • Clinical information systems
      • Cloud computing and big data for healthcare
      • Consumer and clinician health information needs, seeking, sharing, and use
      • Database design for health information systems
      • Development and implementation of medical data and vocabulary standards
      • E-visit system
      • Evaluation of health information systems
      • Experiences of building health information systems
      • Health digital library
      • Health information systems for chronic disease management
      • Health IT project management
      • Health software architecture, framework, design, and engineering
      • Health systems simulation
      • High-performance computing for healthcare Information retrieval for health applications
      • Intelligent personal health records
      • Issues involving interoperability and data representation in healthcare delivery
      • Keyword and multifaceted search over structured electronic health records
      • Multi-agent systems for healthcare
      • Open-source software for healthcare
      • Pharmaco- and pharmacy informatics systems
      • Privacy in healthcare
      • Security in healthcare
      • System integration for healthcare
      • System software for clinical studies and translational research
      • Trustworthy and secure infrastructures for health information systems
    5. Healthcare communication networks and environments
      • Assistive and adaptive ubiquitous computing technologies for healthcare
      • Collaboration technologies for healthcare
      • Computer games for healthcare
      • E-communities, social networks, and social media for patients and caregivers
      • Health portals
      • Healthcare communication system performance and adaptability
      • Peer-to-peer networks for healthcare
      • Sensor networks and systems for pervasive healthcare
      • Social media analysis and mining for healthcare applications
    6. Interactions with health information technologies
      • Accessibility and Web-enabled technologies for healthcare
      • Affective computing for healthcare
      • Automated generation of textual document and multimedia content for healthcare
      • Biological effects of medical devices
      • Bio-surveillance
      • Communication interventions between patients and care providers
      • Consumer health literacy, numeracy, and graphicacy
      • Human factors (ergonomics) in health information systems
      • Medical biometrics
      • Medical robotics
      • Physiological computing (e.g., brain computer interface)
      • Speech, gesture, and handwriting acquisition and recognition for healthcare
      • Usability studies in healthcare
      • User-interface design for medical devices and health software

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