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Health Informatics

2010 Conference

Digital Wellbeing


Friday 24 September 2010

SIHI 2010

Friday 24 September 2010
University of Portsmouth

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Conference theme

Digital Wellbeing

The theme for the 2010 SIHI conference is "Digital Wellbeing - For Patients, Caregivers and Citizens". We will focus on topics such as home telecare, the impact of the ageing society, assisted living, personal health records and workplace wellbeing.

In a challenging economic climate and a time of political change, the need for innovation, fresh thinking and practicable solutions is stronger than ever.


The conference will explore ideas such as:

  • How are new models of care evolving?
  • What does this mean for continuity of care and information sharing?
  • Can personal health records help to empower citizens to improve their wellbeing?
  • How can informatics help to integrate healthcare, social care and self-care?
  • How do technology and interoperability and information standards need to develop to make this workable?
  • Can informatics facilitate reduction in operational costs in health and social care?
  • What is the role of employers and professional bodies in promoting good health?
  • What is the evidence base for developments in this field? Where is further research needed?

The conference will address these and related issues and showcase some recent developments (locally, nationally and internationally) that will contribute to improving the wellbeing of patients, caregivers and citizens.


Proposals are invited for presentations that address any of the above issues. Please send a 100-150 word abstract of your proposed talk to the Programme Chair as soon as possible. Proposals will be considered up until the time when the programme is finalised.


If you'd like to participate in the conference, either as a speaker or as a delegate, please contact us.

We'll let you know when the programme is arranged and when registration is open.

The conference will bring together those who are working on all aspects of health informatics, including:

  • clinicians of all types
  • health service managers
  • system developers and integrators
  • patient representatives
  • social care managers
  • service providers
  • researchers and educators
  • and others with an interest in the application of ICT to deliver better health and social care

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