CMIO Magazine

Neil Versel reports on a new magazine to be launched shortly called ‘CMIO’. The digital version will be available from 2 April. You can read more about it here.

Funded Health Informatics Masters Project at the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is advertising a funded Masters project in Health Informatics:

Introduction of robotic assistance into aged care: falls and falls prevention

This masters project is part of the University of Auckland healthcare robotics collaboration with ETRI, a Korean software company, and is supported by a grant from MoRST.

The masters student will examine activity patterns of older people in Selwyn Village, Auckland, in order to link these patterns to falls and develop robotic-based interventions to prevent falls. As part of this project you will use activity monitors to collect data over three months on those who have fallen frequently in the past.

The masters fund supplies a stipend of $14,000 and some research costs and payment of enrolment fees.

If you are interested in applying to do this masters project, please email Associate Professor Ngaire Kerse at or phone her on +64 27 439 3788

More information about the masters project is available at

Blogging Med-e-Tel

Peter Murray from IMIA and CHIRAD will be blogging Med-e-Tel 2009 in Luxemborg over at the

Med-e-Tel runs from the 1st to 3rd of April, more info available at

Peter will also be giving a short presentation, “Does Web 2.0 have any value for nursing and informatics?” as part of the Tele-nursing session on Thursday, 2 April, 14:00 – 15:30. He also hopes to get to some, or all, of the EFMI LIFOSS WG workshop on Friday, 3 April, 09:30 – 16:00, being run by Thomas Karopka and Etienne Saliez.

Research Job in Health Informatics, Sydney, Australia

The University of Sydney are recruiting for a post-doctoral Research Associate in Health Informatics:

The Faculty of Health Sciences is currently seeking a highly-organised and analytical Research Associate to independently develop research ideas in Health Informatics, as well as contribute to current research projects within the broader Health Informatics research group led by Prof Robert Steele. As Health Informatics is an international priority, this role will potentially provide an opportunity to network with leading researchers and develop a research profile both in Australia and overseas.

This role will require a PhD in Health Informatics, Health Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems or other related Health area. The PhD area of study will ideally have a strong health research approach, complemented with a strong information technology or computing aspect, or vice versa.

More information about this position can be found here:

If you would like further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact Vanina Santana on +61 2 9561 9019 or

NHS to tender for alternatives to iSoft and Cerner

e-Health Insider is reporting that the NHS is going to tender for alternatives to iSoft and Cerner for the National Programme for IT.

You can watch the full video of the Health Select Committee here:

They discuss the NPfIT at around 43 minutes in.