Submission deadline: Dec 15, 2006
Attendees will include:
Biomedical and health informatics researchers and faculty
Computer scientists and system developers
Government officials and policy makers
Health information and knowledge management professionals
HIT industry professionals and consultants
Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other clinicians
Public health informaticians/practitioners, consumer advocates, and disease management specialists
The objectives of the 2007 AMIA Spring Congress are:
To demonstrate and discuss issues related to the development, application, and evaluation of information technologies personal and public health care and research with respect to thematic tracks focusing on Clinical Decision Support, Nursing Informatics, Personal Health Records, Public Health Informatics, and Translational Research Informatics.
To provide plenary, semi-plenary, and track presentations that detail work, progress, and challenges related to the thematic tracks.
To improve the knowledge and skill of attendees with respect to Clinical Decision Support, Nursing Informatics, Personal Health Records, Public Health Informatics, and Translational Research Informatics as they relate to personal and public health care and research.
To present research and applied methodologies and results through a poster session highlighting the thematic tracks.
To promote information exchange among attendees.
Track learning objectives
Clinical Decision Support
To learn a framework for developing, deploying and assessing clinical decision support.
To acquire techniques for implementing specific clinical decision support interventions.
To appreciate how clinical decision support may be deployed to enhance patient safety and disease management.
To review and gain an understanding of key lessons learned by clinical decision support implementers.
Identify the maximal role of nursing informatics for supporting nurses as patient advocates, care-coordinators and communicators
Describe the uses of informatics to improve nursing clinical and operational outcomes
Describe best practice and future directions for using informatics to integrate evidence into practice
Personal Health Records
Describe two to three research efforts underway for innovations in personal health records
Identify issues and challenges in implementing personal health records
Describe consumer views of personal health records as revealed in surveys and personal testimony
Public Health Informatics
Identify areas of interaction among personal health records, health information exchanges, and public health
Articulate challenges and opportunities in global health informatics
Evaluate low-tech informatics solutions for public-health problems
Compare informatics-supported methods of disease or event surveillance
Translational Research Informatics
To present the latest progress on using informatics approaches to improve translational biomedical research
To provide a platform to share information among the nation-wide initiatives on translational research informatics, such as CTSA, caBIG, NCBC, etc.
To identify the current challenges of translational research informatics and to define the future directions