Topics and theme

MEDINFO 2013 is organized around four major tracks relevant to the domains of translational bioinformatics, clinical informatics, clinical research informatics, nursing informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics; topics include but are not limited to:

Representing and understanding biomedical knowledge:

  • Ontologies/ Standards/ Terminologies
  • Text and data mining/ Natural Language Processing
  • Imaging and simulation


Enhancing care, patient safety and outcome:

  • Diagnosis/ Treatment/ Prognosis/ Risk stratification
  • Decision support and guidelines
  • Reducing errors through system and cognitive (usability) measures


Managing care information and workflow:

  • Health information system/Clinical information system development and evaluation
  • Information quality, privacy, and security
  • Human factors and adaptive measures


Enabling cost-effective health care:

  • National and regional health information systems and infrastructures
  • Informatics education and training
  • Informatics policies and ethical issues