eTELEMED 2010 | Call for Papers

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CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS, PANELS

eTELEMED 2010, The Second International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine

February 10-15, 2010 – St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
General page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/eTELEMED10.html

Call for Papers: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/CfPeTELEMED10.html
Submission deadline: October 5, 2009

Featuring the workshops:

– MLMB 2010: The First International Workshop on Applications of Machine Learning Techniques in Medicine and Biology

 http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/MLMB.html

– BUSMMed 2010: The International Workshop on Business Modeling for the Next Generation of Telemedicine Systems and Services

 http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/BUSMMed.html

Sponsored by IARIA, www.iaria.org

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals: http://www.iariajournals.org

Please note the Poster Forum and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.
Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules: http://www.iaria.org/editorialrules.html
eTELEMED 2010 Tracks (tracks’ topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)
eHealth technology and devices

   Telemedicine software and devices; Diagnostic/monitoring systems and devices; Electronic health cards; Home monitoring services and equipment; Telemedicine equipments; Online instruments supporting independent living; eHealth telecommunication services; eHealth wireless data communications; IPTV and/or phone portal clients; Standardised biomarker analysis for intrinsic linkage to disease outcomes

eHealth data records

   eHealth medical records; Reengineering of care plans in electronic format; Digital imagery and films; Internet imaging localization and archiving; Personal, adaptive, and content-based image retrieval imaging; Privacy and accuracy communications of patient records; Secure patient data storage; Secure communications of patient data; Authenticated access to patient records; Patient privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs); Robust approaches to algorithmic modeling of outcomes; Dynamic graphing of individual?s data trends; Data aggregation technologies; Delivery of information governance policies; Tools/systems for automatic document metadata tagging; Dataset harmonization across multiple sites; Standard/symbolic representations of multiple physiological trends and clinical/life events

eHealth information processing

   Web technology in medicine and eHealth; Web-enabled consumer-driven eHealth; Electronic imagery and visualization frameworks; Color imaging and multidimensional projections; Imaging interfaces and navigation; Medical image processing; Video techniques for medical images; Computer vision and resolution; Rapid evaluation of patient’s status; Anticipative processing of patient’s status; Videoconferencing; Telepresence

eHealth systems and communications

   Hospital information systems; Internet/intranet services; Surgical systems; Sensor-based systems; Satellite eHealth communications; Secure data transmissions; Body-sensor networks; Separation of concerns between domain problems and technological choices; Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) approaches to maximize translation of clinical evidence; Cross-border eHealth systems; HealthGrid; Wireless ‘flooding’ technology providing cheap e-health platform support to whole towns/cities

eHealth systems and emergency situations

   Medical emergencies and communications; Detection emergencies situations; Medical resource allocation, optimization, and simulation; Real-time emergency situations management; Security and accuracy of emergency communications; Geolocalisation and optimization technology services for emergency fleet vehicles

Telemedicine/eHealth applications

   Virtual telemedicine; Mobile eHealth services; Home monitoring and homecare applications; Wireless homecare; User-generated eHealth care; Personalized medicine; Wireless telemedicine ; Telehomecare technologies for the elderly; Automatic detection of infectious diseases

Telemedicine/eHealth services

   Clinical telemedicine; Distributed surgery; Telemedicine and telehealth; Telepathology; Telecardiology; Telerehabilitation; Elderly and impaired patient services; Remote operational medicine; Remote consulting services; Telemedicare monitoring; Vital signs monitoring; Computer generated self care advice; Telemedicine handbag; Workflow approaches to improve healthcare intervention outcomes; Workflow to improve patient safety, decision support, and  objective measurement of service quality; Support for evidence-driven integrated care pathways (ICP?s)

Social and financial aspects

   Safety in telemedicine; Business models; Cost-benefit studies; Legal and ethical aspects; On-line payment and reimbursement issues; Ambient Assisted Living; Shared-care systems for eHealth; Privacy in the eHealth systems; Multi-lingual eHealth systems; Continuity in eHealth care; System simulations for business case development and risk reduction; Problem-independent (generic application) eHealth architecture; ‘Lean’ e-health workflows; ?Relative risk’ dashboards – how the patient’s condition ‘sits’ within population risk

Classical medicine and eHealth integration

   Wide-area integration of eHealth systems; Current eHealth realizations and projects; Innovation in eHealth; Telemedicine portals; Standardization and interconnectivity of eHealth systems; Implementation of cross-border eHealth services; eHealth integration into routine medical practice; Affordable approaches to e-Health; eHealth acceptance with medical professionals and patients; Developing countries and eHealth; Distance education for eHealth; xHR standardization; Impact of ?global? integration standards and interoperability projects (e.g. CDA, IHE/XDS, SNOMED-CT, Continua Healthcare Alliance, IEEE11073, Common User Interface (CUI)

Preventive eHealth systems

   Systematic risk analysis technologies for disease early detection and prevention; ‘Patient path’ hubs, mobile devices and/or dedicated home-based network computers; Information models for evaluation of disease progression risk/disease processes; Systems supporting quantitative healthcare (predictive outcomes) modeling; Health risk factor data collation and multiple longitudinal trend analyses; Support for disease prevention aimed at healthy individuals; Data aggregation and visualisation technologies for population-based reporting; ‘Risk signature? discovery to indicate optimal preventative or screening actions; Mapping SNOMED-CT terminologies to disease model archetypes; Quantitative individualized outcome risk analysis; Services for longitudinal data analysis/visualisation; Continuous workflow management across clinic, home and mobile locations

Challenges of  large-scale, cost-effective eHealth systems

   Integrated technology, social/behavioral and business modelling research for large-scale deployments; Total operational cost-effectiveness modelling; Lessons from large-scale telehealth/telecare demonstrators in different parts of the world; Standardised data collation infrastructures (data service layers); Impact of grid and service-oriented computing; Roles of global/international interoperability organisations (e.g. IHE and Continua); Scaleable multi-data trend management; Robust data collection along the ?patient path? for improved decision support; Delivery of ?composite? process functions (e.g. contributed by multiple vendor systems); Paths to semantically-harmonised eHealth systems; Semantic interoperability and openEHR archetypes; Applications of harmonised (standardised) datasets across multiple sites; Keeping technology simple and affordable

Nurse team applications

   ePatient and eNurse tools that are simple to adopt and use; Public eHealth education & information; Life time health records; Primary care centers and home monitoring; Monitoring for signs and progression of complications; eHealth awareness, education and adoption; Mapping to individualized care plans; Continuous ?closed loop? outcomes analysis; Intervention measurement technologies; Personal target setting

Rural and wilderness eHealth

   Rural health and eHealth programs; Rural medical practice; Healthcare challenges in rural areas; Provincial standards of emergency care; Diagnosing in rural areas; Wilderness emergency medicine; Developing and nurturing online communities for health; Rural self-health care

Environmental and travel telemedicine

   Disease control and prevention; Geo-medical surveillance; Travel health-related products, drugs and vaccines; Altitude medicine; Oceanic medicine; Continuous monitoring of travelers’ health; Self-health care

Personalized eHealth

   eHealth Systems in Mental Health;  Preventive Systems and mobile activity monitoring; eHealth and life; Fundamentals in eHealth personalization; Wearable and implantable systems; Micro and nano eHealth sensors; Diagnostics using biosensors and textiles; Interacting with organic semiconductors; Personalized eHealth market; Personalized eHealth business models; Ubiquitous monitoring; Personalized eHealth and classical health networks; Trends in personalized eHealth; ICT solutions for patient self-management
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GE and Intel Partner on Telehealth

G.E. and Intel Working on Remote Monitors to Provide Home Health Care

Two of the nation’s technology giants, General Electric and Intel, are joining forces to try to cash in on the trend of delivering more health care outside hospitals and doctors’ offices.

The companies, in a partnership announced on Thursday, plan to spend $250 million jointly in the next five years on research and development of health technologies to let doctors remotely monitor, diagnose and consult with patients in their homes or assisted-living residences.

Both companies have fledgling offerings in the field of telehealth, as it is known, and home health monitoring. Intel has just introduced a special-purpose computer with two-way video capability, which is linked over the Internet to a doctor, nurse or physician assistant, called Intel Health Guide.

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Telemedicine in Australia

Article on Telemedicine in Australia in ‘The Australian’:

THOUSANDS of patients from rural areas could be spared the expense and hassle of travelling to a major city to see a specialist if health systems made more effort to make good use of communications technologies.

Various systems — collectively known as “telemedicine”, in which patients consult doctors remotely using systems such as real-time video links — are already available for such long-distance consultations.

But experts from a Queensland centre that has been pioneering the use of telemedicine have warned uptake of the technology to date has been marred by poor planning and a greater interest in buying hardware than in teaching staff how to use it, or making it easy for them to do so.

Teens Visit Second Life Doctors for Embarrassing Illnesses

Article in the Guardian:

Spanish health authorities launched a virtual portal through the Second Life website yesterday designed to help young people too embarrassed to speak to a doctor about sexually transmitted disease or a drug problem.

Real doctors will log on and offer advice to their anonymous patients. What both will see is an image of a consulting room with a doctor and a typical patient.

Dr Rosario Jimènez, of the Adolescent Attention Working Group, is one of the doctors who will spend up to four hours a week answering their virtual patients’ questions.

She said: “Teenagers do not often go to see the doctor but this is an efficient and amusing tool to reach them because we can both use the same route. Even though they do not often suffer serious illnesses, they often expose themselves to risks which can develop into problems in the future.

“This is a way to talk about their doubts about taking drugs or sexual relations which they cannot do in a traditional consultation.”

The Second Life health portal was set up by the Spanish Society for Family and Community Medicine (FYC) and the Coalition for Citizens with Chronic Illnesses.

Dr Luis Aguillera, FYC president, said: “This idea started as a way to connect health professionals and adolescents and to give internet users a reliable space to get health advice.”

The Spanish-language isla de salud (health island) on Second Life will also include detailed information on health matters and a meeting room for website users.

The FYC plans to open other Second Life portals for chronic conditions in six months.

Aguillera said: “Even though a virtual consultation can never substitute for a real face-to-face one, we will be able to deal with problems of dermatology and psychology through a webcam.”

Telemedicine link between India and Africa

India-Africa telemedicine link established:

He walks into a consulting room at Black Lion Hospital in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa and greets a doctor at the Care Hospital in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.

Linked by a high-speed Internet connection, the doctors study X-rays and laboratory results.

Flipping between charts, they use light pens to point out important features. They can see each other in windows on their screens, while medical charts fill the rest of the display.

India launched this “telemedicine” project in Ethiopia last July at a cost of $2.13 million. The project links hospitals in Ethiopia with the Hyderabad-based Care Group of Hospitals, India’s leading cardiac institute.

The scheme is part of the pan-African e-network, a 5.42 billion-rupee ($135.6-million) joint initiative between the African Union and India which was launched in Ethiopia last year to improve Internet links and communication.

Read more at Canada.com

Super-speed internet could help Telemedicine

Japan has recently launched a new Satellite capable of providing internet connectivity at speeds of 1.2GB/sec around the world.

The satellite will initially focus on the Asia-Pacific region around Japan.

“Among other uses, this will make possible great advances in telemedicine, which will bring high-quality medical treatment to remote areas, and in distance education, connecting students and teachers separated by great distances,” JAXA said.

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