Pictures from MIE 2011 last day

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Video from Village of the Future session

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More pictures from Monday at MIE 2011

See Karl Øyri’s pictures fromMIE 2011;  Monday and Tuesday  in Picasa.

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Images from Tuesday 30th of August

EFMI Past President of Jacob Hofdijk has taken a number of pictures during the MIE 2011 event. The album with pictures from Tuesday 30th of August is available here>>>

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MIE 2011 Song on youTube

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Social Media WG Workshop Report

The IMIA Social Media WG held a successful workshop at MIE2011 on 30 August, 2011. An additional report will be provided on the SMWG website (, but below are a few observations.

The presenters (Peter Murray, Chris Paton, Margaret Hansen and Luis Luque) provided an overview of social media and Web 2.0, the background to and purpose of the WG, and some examples of the use of social media, including via mobile platforms such as iPad, from their own experiences and current activities and research.

The purpose of the workshop was mainly to raise discussion and questions; among the issues raised were
– how do we study/evaluate social media?
– why does social media matter to healthcare? what examples are thee of use at present?
– what types of tools might be needed – eg should there be a ‘wikipedia for health’? – or should we ‘ride the wave’ of current successful platforms and not try to reinvent the wheel?
– can we use social media to cut down time from research to publication? – eg move from ‘peer review’ to a crowd-sourced model?
– how do we define ‘success’ in terms of social media? – what if ‘low quality’ contributions get more views/hits than the high quality ones; is this ‘success’?
– information overload – how to deal with this whether we are patients or professionals? – how do we identify ‘quality’ especially when, for example, rating care and interaction with health professionals?

A follow-on panel will be presented at the Medicine 2.0’11 conference in Stanford, CA, USA in mid September. It will build on this discussion and explore these and other issues to develop the first stage of the research agenda or roadmap.

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EU Workshop

On tuesday Oslo Medthech in collaboration with MIE 2011 arranged a workshop inviting Norwegian and international researchers, R&D institutions, companies and innovation projects to take part in the workshop. Beniot Abeloos (picture) from th EU Commision IS & Media DG informed about relevant programs in EU with funding for research. Several other initiatives and institution presented during the session including Research Council of norway, Convergence by Christian Lovis, Erik Fosse from The Intervention Centre at Oslo University Hospital and Morten Dæhlen from the Institute of Informatics at University of Oslo.

After the break a “speed dating” session for the WS participants was set up to stimulation networking and collaboration among the attending delegates.

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Village of the future by OsloMedtech

On monday Oslo Medtech (OMT) hosted a special sesion presenting OMT members. More than 20 companies presented their products or projects. Topics spanned from research projects to, product presentations to 2 product launces. The first launch was made by Pubgene who had a world launch of the Coremine Medical (CM) product line. (CM CEO Odd Arild Lehne on picture). CM is a service/information retrival platform for the medicalinformation domain using medical terms and knowledge to index and analyze information from high quality medical information sources. A new project with Oslo University Hospital will integrate the CM platform with the OUS Clinical Data Warehouse and facilitate combination of context-based presentation of macro data (EPR, PACS, laparoscopic or endoscopic video) with molecular biology data (gene sequencing) facilitating tiloring of kemo-thereapy based on the patients phenotype.

The second product launch was made by iMedia Tracking presenting their products and sevices. specialise in the design and production of LBS (Location-Based Search) applications for mobile devices and mobile-to-web solutions. By combining mobile and web platforms with a simple and effective white label API solution iMT can easily integrate their mobile services into any existing web-based solutions.

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IMIA Social Media Working Group – meeting & workshop

The IMIA Social Media Working Group (SMWG) ( held a successful meeting on Monday evening at MIE2011. Chaired by Dr Chris Paton, IMIA SMWG chair and Luis Luque, Secretary of the SMWG, the meeting attracted over 20 people.

Chris and Luis outlined the history of the SMWG and some past activities, as well as future plans. Much of the meeting was taken up by discussion among participants of possible future activities for the WG, and some possible areas that might be needed for future research.

Information o future plans will be distributed via the above blog pages.

On Tuesday 30 August, the SMWG will host a workshop at MIE2011, titled “Towards a Research Agenda for Social Media in Healthcare and Academia”. We will try to tweet and blog ‘live’ from the event.

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More info to come-stay connected

A lot of material is still unpublished in this Blog, but stay tuned- more will be added. During the event and also after it material will be posted, so come back and follow us!

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