The 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics will be held in Lyon, France this month. MedInfo is a key worldwide event in digital health, gathering scientists, clinicians, teachers, students, industry and government.

It is a key place for evidence-based care and emerging practice to be shared with an international audience. This year the convenors received more than 1,100 submissions from 63 countries.

Several papers presented have been authored or supervised by our Chief and Associate Investigators in the areas of patient safety and consumer health and those involved in the Fellowship by Training Program.

A/Prof Farah Magrabi from Macquarie University is chairing the panel discussing the Safety of artificial intelligence for clinical decision support and is participating on the panel discussing Electronic Health Record Safety: Practical Strategies for Evaluation and Improvement across Key Risk Areas.

Farah will also be presenting a paper on Speech Recognition for Consumer Health Tasks: Effects on Problem Solving and Recall at the Human machine interaction 1 panel. Lead author of the paper is Ms Jessica Chen. Other contributors are Dr Liliana Laranjo, Dr David Lyell and A/Prof Farah Magrabi from Macquarie University.

Our Fellowship by Training candidate, Mr Gerardo Luis Dimaguila, University of Melbourne, will be presenting his paper, Patient-Reported Outcomes of Utilising Person-Generated Health Data in Simulated Rehabilitation Technology: Perceptions of Stroke Survivors to the Panel discussing Informatics in Cancer and Stroke.

The conference runs from 25 – 30 August. You can find out more about the programme here.

Conference ebook.

Aug 23, 2019