2012 World of Health IT Call for Papers

The 2012 World of Health IT7 - 9 May 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The 2012 World of Health IT will take place in conjunction with eHealth Week 2012 and Programme Advisory Committee has opened the Call for Papers. New for 2012, submissions must specifically address one of the 7 session themes selected below.

Successful submissions will closely address the selected session's theme and provide practical information to assist European healthcare professionals in the betterment of healthcare through the effective use of information technology.

Session abstracts submitted should not exceed 200 words and should be concise, noting the achievement, resulting benefits and the speakers who can effectively deliver the presentation.

Submissions should be made by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and no later than September 1st 2011.

Papers will be reviewed by the Programme Committee by mid-September. Please include the full contact information of the submitter - additional clarifying detail may be needed as part of the Programme Advisory Committees review of the papers.

1. Healthcare IT: Beyond the Technology: A session series that looks beyond the technical implications of successful IT implications

  • Health Outcomes and/or
  • Patient Satisfaction and Customer Service and/or
  • Reducing the possibility for Medical Errors and improving patient safety

2. eHealth Empowered Nursing: This session should offer one or more case studies examining the conversion of a paper based care delivery and the proven practical benefits to the nurse, the patient and the organization through fully digitized nurse.

3. Ambulatory Clinical Settings and IT Empowerment: This session should examine the GP's Surgery and other ambulatory settings as the pillars of low cost and practical settings to deal with frequent management of chronic disease. This session should show the way forward for the effective digitization of small to mid-size GP practices.

4. Nation Building: Assembling a national, regional, local exchange of health information: This session should describe best known practices of assembling all of the stakeholders in the healthcare continuum into a collaborative effort that achieves health information exchange:

  • Policy Maker Perspectives
  • Hospital Management
  • CIO/IT Directors perspectives
  • Clinicians
  • Patients and understanding customer perspectives

5. How is mobile technology changing healthcare? This session should give solid examples of initial or advanced use of mobile health technology and its impact on healthcare from the provider and the hospital perspective.

6. Clinical applications: This session should offer practical examples of documented cost savings and/or improved health outcomes using one or more of the below technologies:

  • Clinical decision support
  • Visual diagnosis
  • Emergency response systems
  • Emergency management systems
  • CPOE - Clinical Provider Order Entry
  • RFID
  • Biometrics
  • Social Media
  • Virtual technologies
  • Personalised medicine

7. Reporting of quality metrics - transitioning from a 20th century to a 21st century hospital: This session should demonstrate practical examples from a local/regional/national perspective of how more transparency in the reporting of healthcare quality metrics has led to a more efficient and effective delivery of care.

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About the World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition
The World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition is the leading forum for the advancement of Health IT in Europe. Addressing the needs of key stakeholders in the European eHealth Community, The World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition offers professional development sessions, vendor exhibitions, best practice exchanges, networking sessions, and debates and discussions on the issues that will shape the future of eHealth. The WoHIT Organising Committee comprises the EC (European Commission), HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), EUROREC (European Institute for Health Records), COCIR (European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry), EHTEL (European Health Telematics Association) and EFMI (European Federation for Medical Informatics). Since its inception in 2006, WoHIT has welcomed over 5,000 attendees and 180 exhibitors from over 60 countries throughout Europe and Worldwide. Visit www.worldofhealthit.org for more information.

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