MIE2011 – a successful combination of traditional and new approaches

By Anne Moen and Petter Hurlen, Oslo

MIE2011 in Oslo, Norway attracted more than 650 participants. The new program initiatives “Partnership in Innovation” and “Village of the Future” added the important dynamics of the application oriented aspects of our field that has been missed in the most recent conferences. In addition to the MIE2011 scientific program based on 215 accepted peer-reviewed full papers and the new invited activities, MIE2011 delegates enjoyed very active participation from the EFMI working groups present at MIE2011. Many of the 25 accepted, peer-reviewed workshops proposals and 5 accepted, peer-reviewed panels were hosted by EFMI-Working Groups. In addition, 7 of the EFMI-WGs held business meetings, either focusing on WG affairs or to discuss pressing issues pertaining to the interest of the particular WG with a broader audience. Further conferences should keep an eye on how this is productive for and can help develop the WGs activities further.

The important, affiliated events, “national eHealth Day” and the “Scandinavian conference on Health Informatics (SHI)”, contributed significantly to the number of participants, and helped mobilize locally. We are pleased that all major health informatics groups in Norway were involved in this joint effort to make MOE2011 a success. As a continuation, the Norwegian society for medical informatics (FDH) is in very interesting, promising and fruitful discussions with the Norwegian Computer Society (DND) to re-join efforts in the field of health informatics. FDH and DND also had a formally announced national meeting about this during the conference.

MIE2011 Award winners and nominees

Rolf Hansen Memorial Award
Contextualization in Automatic Extraction of Drugs from Hospital Patient Records
Svetla Boytcheva e.a. presented by Dimitar Tcharaktchiev

Committee comment
Committee members have independently selected best papers addressing innovative aspects of Electronic Health Record design, implementation or use. The merger of their findings resulted in 6 papers that were nominated. During the conference, the papers were further discussed and presentations were judged on clarity, added value to the paper, and interaction with the audience. Based on this judgment, the winner provided the strongest combination of quality of the paper and presentation of the topic.

Also nominated
Using Multimodal Mining to Drive Clinical Guidelines Development
Emilie Pasche e.a. Developing an Electronic Health Record for Intractable Diseases in Japan
Shinji Kobayashi e.a.

Task Analysis and Interoperable Application Services for Service Event Management
Juha Mykkänen e.a. Interoperability in HIS: a ROI Study Comparing CPOE with and without Laboratory Integration
Rodolphe Meyer

Nursing Information System: a Relevant Substitute of the Paper Nursing Record
Margreet B. Michel-Verkerke Peter L. Reichertz Prize
Facilitating Access to Laboratory. Guidelines by Modeling their Contents and Designing a Computerized User Interface
Mobin Yasini e.a.

Committee comment
A very clear and well written paper with high practical impact that is of interest for the broader audience of the MIE conference.

Also nominated Providing Trust and Interoperability to Federate Distributed Biobanks
Martin Lablans e.a.

Image-based Classification of Parkinsonian Syndromes Using T2′-Atlases
Nils Daniel Forkert e.a.

Best Poster Prize Human-Centered Design of Scorecard Tool for Adverse Drug Event Romaric Marcilly e.a.

Committee comment
The poster describes how a human-centered approach was used to develop a tool that presents clinicians an overview of the Adverse Drug Event notes and related causes in their department. The topic clearly reflects the topic of this MIE conference, and also addresses a contemporary field: patient safety. It represents the outcome of a longand thorough reserach and development process. The resulting tool is now being in routine and is highly appreciated by users. The poster presentation is very clear and exploits the design opportunities of a poster.