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The First International Workshop on Mobilizing Health
Information to Support Healthcare-related Knowledge Work - MobiHealthInf 2009
 
16th January, 2009 - Porto, Portugal
In conjunction with the 2nd International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2009
 
Chair
Henrique MG Martins ,
Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde, UBI/ Serviço de Medicina 1, HFF
Portugal



Scope
International workshop on Mobilizing health information to support healthcare-related knowledge work - MobiHealthInf 2009 aims to created bridges between diverse technical areas of mobile and wireless computing, software and hardware (like sensors) advancement, electronic health record developments and those areas related to IS more broadly like IS implementation studies management of IS, Computer-supported collaborative working (CSCW) and Knowledge management/work over a common idea, that of mobilizing health information to improve healthcare provision. The idea is to study each individual contribution paper (more than one is acceptable in any topic) collectively trying to identify how it relates with moving from "classic" clinical information systems to clinical knowledge work tools.

While much research in health informatics has focused on desktop-based infrastructures, the advent of wireless and mobile computing poses new challenges to those in health organizations wishing to get the best out of these new technologies. One of the challenges is on how to integrate Mobile Information and Communication technology (MICT) into existing Clinical/Hospital information systems. Another is how to integrate novelties from areas of sensors, remote monitoring, as well as data-mining and data-sharing capabilities into coherent and novel health information systems. By choosing to focus on information/knowledge use/sharing - thus mobilizing of health information - rather then just the technological solutions or the organizational/managerial issues only this workshop will serve as a arena of discussion for socio-technical enhancements of health information systems that are better capable of supporting the critical knowledge work functions in healthcare.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Wearable computing
- Sensors
- Information extraction (crawlers; expert data mining)
- Mobile and ubiquitous computing in health
- Hospital/clinical information systems
- Information sharing
- Knowledge creation and diffusion with IT
- Social aspects of health IT
- Remote working
- Computer-mediated working from home
- Networks studies (social and technical)
- Computer-support collaborative working
- Virtual work
- Virtuality
- Virtual teams
- Conceptual contributions in the above topics


Workshop Program Committee
Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, University College London, United Kingdom
Ignacio Basagoiti, ITACA, Spain
Michael Gill, National Institutes of Health, U.S.A.
Rui Gomes, Hospital Fernando Fonseca, Portugal
Susan Hauser, none-retired, U.S.A.
Eng Keong Lua, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.
Henrique Martins, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Ana Cecilia Roque, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal


Publications
All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and in CD-ROM support.


Secretariat Contacts
BIOSTEC Workshops - MobiHealthInf 2009
e-mail: Biostec.secretariat@insticc.org