Jeremy.Gibbons | 12 Apr 20:38 2013

Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems (FHIES 2013) - final call for papers


Third International Symposium on
Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems

International Institute for Software Technology
United Nations University, Macau
21st-23rd August, 2013


ICT plays an increasingly enabling role in addressing the global challenges of healthcare, in both the
developed and the developing world. The use of software in medical devices has caused growing concerns in
relation to safety and efficacy. The increasing adoption of health information systems provides great
potential benefits but also poses severe risks, both with respect to security and privacy and in regard to
patient safety. Hospital and other information systems raise important issues of workflow support and
interoperability. Regulators, manufacturers and clinical users have pointed out the need to research
sound and science-based engineering methods that facilitate the development and certification of
quality ICT systems in health care. Such methods may draw from or combine techniques from various
disciplines, including but not limited to software engineering, electronic engineering, computing
science, information science, mathematics, and industrial engineering.


The purpose of the symposium series on Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems is to
promote a nascent research area that aims to develop and apply theories and methods from a variety of
disciplines for the purpose of modeling, building and certifying software-intensive ICT systems in
healthcare. A particular objective of FHIES is to explicitly include a focus on healthcare ICT
applications in the developing world (in addition to systems used in the developed countries), since
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