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What's New

• The IMIA-WG4, APAMI and JCMI early bird registrations have been closed.
• The deadline for the IMIA-WG4 and APAMI early bird registrations has been extended to 12:00 on Oct. 30 (JST).
• The Agenda for SiHIS Workshop has been published.

The Common Ground of CoMHI in Hiroshima 2009

The Achievement of ICT Society whose advantages are in common to anyone, anywhere, and anytime.

Among the governmental approaches to sustain the public prosperity even under the aging society with low birthrate and longevity maintained, ICT-led medical reform is prioritized in order to provide efficient healthcare service to all people. Considering the common circumstances of developed nations, we should expand the standardization of terminologies and management processes of ICT systems. Then, based on the more assured system stability, more availability can be provided. At the same time, it is crucial to ensure ethical use of healthcare information and system security with the aim of protecting the dignity of every individual.

Meanwhile, WHO reported that the majority of developing nations is facing the difficulties emerging in local communities. Specifically, the available medical resources do not meet the public requirement that preserves the living environment and support healthcare services. How to develop ICT to improve such disadvantages is critical questions.

So far , CoMHI in Hiroshima 2009 will debate possible answers to the questions such as:

  • Data supply useful for health care evaluation and policy making
  • Coordination of technology and ethics in health care information
  • ICT application for open, safe, and efficient healthcare service
  • Multidimensional issues among hardware, software, language expression and human beings
  • The role of ICT and regional networking of healthcare, nursing and welfare (including remote communities)
  • Fostering and educating strategies of Healthcare Information Specialists with high skills of designing, constructing, and managing healthcare information systems.

With the international viewpoints, In Hiroshima, specialists of governmental, private, industrial, and academic sectors will be expected to mutually evaluate their actual results. I hope their "collaborative meetings" will serve as the first step toward the next generation strategy for the world.

"Hiroshima Declaration in November, 2009" will answer all.


Chair, Collaborative Meetings in Hiroshima 2009
Dept. of Healthcare Informatics and Systems Management
Prof. of Hiroshima University Hospital



21-25, November, 2009


International Conference Center, Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

Important Dates

 Early Bird Registration

IMIA-WG4 (SiHIS) 2009 End of Apr. - Sep. 30th Oct. 30th, 2009
APAMI 2009 End of Apr. - Sep. 30th Oct. 30th, 2009
29th JCMI Jul. 1st - Oct. 23th Oct. 30th, 2009

 Submission (* including the award for young researcher paper contest)

IMIA-WG4 (SiHIS) 2009 (Abstract) Feb. 12th - May 31th, 2009 (Closed)
  (Full paper) Feb. 12th - June 30th, 2009 (Closed)
APAMI 2009 (Full paper) Feb. 12th - June 30th, 2009 (Closed)
APAMI 2009 (Organized) (Proposal) May 1st - June 19th, 2009
29th JCMI (Organized) (Theme) Mar. 2nd - Apr. 17th 2009 (Closed)
29th JCMI (Abstract) May. 1st - Jun. 22nd 2009 (Closed)


(An applicant outside Japan should send a mail/FAX to CoMHI secretariate; see "Contact Address" page.)

IMIA-WG4 (SiHIS) 2009 (21 - 24, November, 2009)
(The International Medical Informatics Association WG 4 (SiHIS) Workshop )

"Trustworthiness of health information ... Issues in security and system management for patient safety"

Chair: Kiyomu ISHIKAWA (Hiroshima Univ.)
SPC Chair: Koji YAMAMOTO (Suzuka Univ. of Medical Science)
  Francois A. ALLAERT (Univ. of Liege)
OC Chair: Yoshiyasu OKUHARA (Kochi Univ.)

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APAMI 2009 (22 - 24, November, 2009)
(Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics 2009)

"What are the Medical Records for ?"

Chair: Michio KIMURA (Hamamatsu Univ. School of Medicine)
SPC Chair: Hyeoun-Ae PARK
(Seoul National Univ.)
(Kyushu Univ.)
OC Chair: Ken TOYODA (HCI Corp.)

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29th JCMI (22 - 25, November, 2009)
(The 29th Joint Conference on Medical Informatics)

"Trailblazer as the keystone of global health informatics with optimum contributions in security, quality and satisfaction to the World"

Chair: Kiyomu ISHIKAWA (Hiroshima Univ.)
SPC Chair: Yasushi MATSUMURA (Osaka Univ.)
OC Chair: Yoshio OHTA (Okayama Univ.)

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The IMIA Board Meeting (24 Nov.) and General Assembly (25 Nov.) are to be held.
The APAMI General Assembly is also to be held.