AMIA 2014 Call for Participation

THE AMIA SUBMISSION SITE IS CLOSED.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 13, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

AMIA 2014 Program Themes

AMIA 2014 will be organized around the following themes from the 2013 meeting, subject to modification by the SPC:

  • Achieving Meaningful Use: Sessions will focus on promoting the successful and effective development, implementation, and evaluation of Electronic Health Records as the nation works toward "meaningful use" of these systems
  • Biomedical Data Visualization: Sessions will include tools and application of data visualization toward decreasing information overload and increasing acceptance of information.
  • Clinical Informatics: Sessions will present findings related to the design, development, and implementation and maintenance of state-of-the-art clinical systems, including electronic health records, standards and interoperability, clinical decision support, and effects on clinical quality, safety, and patient outcomes.
  • Clinical Research Informatics: Sessions will focus on addressing the critical need for effective information management to address the many challenges facing clinical research and the rapid evolution of the biomedical informatics methods specifically designed to address clinical research information management.
  • Clinical Workflow and Human Factors: Sessions will focus on the human factor aspects of clinical information system implementation and use that revolves around usability, workflow, and patient safety.
  • Consumer Informatics and PHRs: Sessions will explore Personal Health Records (PHRs) and the consumer perspective in the use of health information science designed to improve patient engagement, medical outcomes, and the health care decision-making process.
  • Mobile Health: Sessions will cover mHealth, Web 2.0, social media, telehealth/telemedicine, Quantified Self, and related topics.
  • Data Interoperability and Information Exchange: Sessions will discuss methods to develop and implement various clinical data integration and exchange activities, including use of standard data formats (e.g., continuity of care document or HL7, Clinical Document Architecture) and vocabularies (e.g., SNOMED, LOINC, ICD-9).
  • Data Mining, NLP, Information Extraction Retrieval: Sessions will highlight research and explore the application of data mining, natural language processing, and information extraction retrieval to all areas of biomedicine to increase the amount of usable data and information that can be accessed from existing clinical patient data bases and the biomedical literature.
  • Global eHealth: Sessions will highlight informatics approaches to Global eHealth challenges and the need for: scalable and interoperable HIT solutions, a global informatics workforce, and a scholarly network to support current and future eHealth implementations around the world.
  • Imaging Informatics: Sessions will explore the intersection of imaging science, biomedical engineering and biomedical informatics, including topics such as imaging ontologies, methodologies and techniques of image processing, standards for image information sharing, content-based image retrieval, decision support in image detection and interpretation, integration of genomic and drug information, computer-aided systems, and evaluations of image-based systems.
  • Informatics Education and Workforce Development: Sessions will explore efforts to create a trained HIT workforce to support the national “build out” of clinical information systems and the informatics contributions embedded within this movement.
  • Informatics in Health Professional Education: Sessions will highlight the application of information technology in health professional education and promote the teaching of informatics as a discipline.
  • Interactive Systems: Sessions will highlight human-computer interaction (HCI) research, compelling designs, or innovative interactive technologies, including those that improve our understanding of the social and human elements of health technologies.
  • Policy and Ethical Issues: Sessions will highlight the unprecedented national HIT activity and ethical considerations posed as more practitioners and the public interface with these technologies.
  • Public Health Informatics and Biosurveillance: Sessions will focus on leading-edge approaches to disease detection, communications, workforce development, standards and interoperability, and best practices to combine the domains of health information science and technology with the practice and science of public health.
  • Simulation and Modeling: Sessions will explore the use of computer-based simulation and modeling methodologies and tools as they can be applied within the field of biomedical informatics to help researchers and clinicians explore complex healthcare interactions.
  • Terminology and Standards Ontologies: Sessions will explore the complex issues surrounding standard syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of design, development and use of various application-specific and general-purpose clinical terminologies and ontologies.
  • Translational Bioinformatics and Biomedicine: Sessions will focus on opportunities in biomedical informatics that arise from the storage, retrieval, analysis, and dissemination of molecular and genomic information in a clinical setting context.

Annual Symposium Tracks

AMIA 2014 submissions will be categorized as either foundational contributions to informatics methods, or as reports of the application of informatics in the informatics sciences or the day-to-day practice of health care. To help attendees identify sessions in which they are most interested, the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) will organize accepted submissions into the following tracks listed below.

From the time that authors begin to prepare their papers, abstracts, or proposals, they should consider whether their principal results and insights would more aptly be presented as a foundational or applied presentation. Contributions that emphasize methods should be submitted to the Foundations of Informatics track, chaired by Neil Sarkar. Contributions that emphasize specific problems should be submitted to the Applications of Informatics track, chaired by Anne Turner. We believe that almost all contributions to AMIA 2014 will have both foundational and pragmatic elements in them, and in many cases the assignment of papers and tracks will be less than obvious. Authors may be in the best position to make a final decision about track at the time they classify their contribution. After classifying a submission according to the method(s) employed and problem(s) addressed, authors who: (1) believe that the primary contribution of their work relates to the methods employed, should submit to the Foundations track; or believe that the primary contribution relates to the problems addressed, should submit to the Applications track. All track assignments by authors will be reviewed by the SPC. The Committee may change the assignments in selected cases.

Foundations of Informatics

The emphasis of this track is on the conceptual and methodological advances that underpin the spectrum of biomedical informatics innovation. Contributions in this track will include work that presents progress in the structuring, processing, managing, and using of biomedical and health information. Overall priority areas include the description and demonstration of methodologies that show promise in advancing the understanding and support of research and education in biological, clinical, and public health contexts.

Applications of Informatics

This track emphasizes innovations in the design, technology, implementation, use and evaluation of information systems and knowledge resources across the full spectrum of health care - in acute, ambulatory, and chronic care settings, public health departments, libraries, educational centers, and homes. Contributions to this track should emphasize applications that work in the real world to solve important problems.

Categories of Submission

The types of submissions considered for AMIA 2014 and general requirements for each are listed on these pages. All submissions must conform to the format and presentation requirements described herein, and at the AMIA 2014 submission site. Specific file formatting requirements as well as an example template are given below in the submission instructions section.

Papers

SPC solicits paper proposals both on foundational and applied biomedical and health informatics. Authors of accepted papers will have 15 minutes to present their work at the symposium with 5 minutes for questions and discussion. An individual may be a first author of only one paper submitted for consideration. Proposals must not be in press or under consideration for presentation or publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts must be formatted to fit to between 5-10 (8.5 x 11 inch) pages and include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors
  • An abstract of 125-150 words summarizing the submission, which should also be entered into a text box at the beginning of the online form
  • A introduction, methods, results, and discussion sections
  • Optional illustrations (figures or tables)
  • References, if applicable
  • A CV for the primary author will need to be uploaded as a separate file (“NIH-style” bio-sketch is preferred).

Student Papers

The SPC invites students to submit papers that describe complete or nearly complete research or development efforts in informatics. All designated student papers follow paper format requirements and will first be reviewed through the SPC’s standard review process, along with all other submitted papers. Student papers that are accepted by the SPC will be presented in a regular paper session and included in the Annual Symposium Proceedings. An individual may be a first author of only one paper submitted for consideration. Proposals must not be in press or under consideration for presentation or publication elsewhere. Papers can only be submitted as a student paper or a regular paper, not both.

In addition, all accepted student papers will be referred to the Student Paper Advisory Committee (SPAC) for consideration for student paper awards. Eight student papers will be selected by the SPAC as finalists for the award competition and these eight papers will be presented at a special session. The eight finalist papers will be presented twice during the symposium. It is up to the submitting student to ensure that his/her paper is correctly identified as a student paper proposal. Individuals, who as of March 1, 2014, are enrolled in a degree granting program or in an academic program such as a medical residency or a post-doctoral fellowship, are eligible to enter a paper into the Student Paper Competition. Work performed as part of a large, collaborative effort is acceptable; however, the student paper will be judged on the student’s specific contributions to the project, which must be clearly delineated. Only individual students, not groups, may submit papers for consideration in the Student Paper Competition. Preparation of a manuscript must be entirely the work of the student, and single authorship is strongly encouraged. Co-authorship is usually limited to the student’s academic advisor. Entries from international students are encouraged. Papers submitted for consideration in the Student Paper Competition must adhere to the same requirements as described in the papers category, and in addition, student authors must provide in the online form:

  • The name and address of the training program
  • Clear identification of the primary advisor/mentor of the student submitting the paper
  • All co-authors and a description of that particular author's contribution to the work
  • An attestation of the student's contribution to the manuscript with respect to the following items: (a) The text of the manuscript itself; (b) The data collected for any analysis; (c) The actual data analysis; (d) The review of the literature; (e) If a system was developed, the role of the student in the coding/development of the system; and (f) The evaluation of the results and the formation of the conclusion
  • The student will be asked to upload a PDF of the attestation letter signed by their primary advisor confirming items a-f above

Abstract Presentations

The podium format for papers and student papers allows for the presentation of research, for which the author wishes to reserve publication rights for future consideration. Authors of accepted abstracts will have up to 15 minutes to present their work at the symposium with five minutes for questions and discussion. An individual may be presenting author of only one abstract submitted for consideration in this category. Submissions cannot be under consideration at, or previously presented at, other conferences with published proceedings. Abstracts will not be indexed in Medline, enabling authors to submit their best work that is destined for other journal publications in the future.

Submissions must be submitted as a one-page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors
  • A structured abstract must be submitted that includes the following sections:
    • Introduction – A short background and objective(s) of the study
    • Methods – Design, setting (if appropriate), patients or participants (if appropriate), interventions (if appropriate), and main outcome measurement
    • Results – Key findings
    • Discussion – Key Conclusions with direct reference to the foundational advancement or biomedical application of the work
  • One optional page may be included for figures or tables and references.

Posters

Posters are the preferred format for presenting preliminary research results or results of small scale studies, illustrating and discussing innovative systems and services, describing experimental and in-practice projects and programs, reporting experiences with educational programs, and other dimensions of medical informatics. The poster sessions have been an increasingly vibrant and popular component of the symposium, offering direct access to the authors in a way not possible through podium presentations. Each accepted poster is displayed during one of the 90-minute poster sessions at the symposium. At least one author must be present at the poster session. An individual may be a first author of only one proposal for a poster presentation.

Your uploaded poster manuscript file must be submitted as a one-page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors.
  • A description of the problem addressed and specific purposes of the system, service, or project; or, in the case of original research, an overview of the methodology, evaluation results, and conclusions
  • Optional illustrations (figures or tables), which must fit in the one-page limit
  • References, if applicable
  • Accepted posters will be presented on poster boards which are 4’ high by 8’ wide

Panels

This year there are two styles of panels, the traditional AMIA panel, which has been revised (Option 1: Didactic), and an active discussion panel (Option 2: Interactive). An individual may be the primary organizer of only one panel and may not participate on more than two panels total.

Option 1: Didactic Panel

Panel topics may be on a specific aspect of theory, application, or experience pertaining to any aspect of biomedical or health informatics, or may provide interdisciplinary viewpoints that cut across traditional themes. Panels should be limited to three participants and a moderator. Panel sessions will typically consist of three15 minute presentations, each followed by 5 minutes of questions, with 10 minutes for closing discussion. Panels are 90 minutes and panels should submit a list of discussion points that will be included in the last 30 minutes of the panel session to increase audience participation.

Your uploaded panel manuscript file must not exceed a maximum of three (8.5 x 11 inch) pages and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of the panel organizer and all participants
  • An abstract of 150-200 words, describing the panel and its learning objectives, which should also be entered into a text box at the beginning of the online form to be used in the online and print programs
  • A general description of the panel and the issue(s) that will be examined and a brief description of each panelist's presentation
  • An explanation why the topic of this panel is timely, urgent, needed, or attention grabbing is required with a discussion of anticipated audience.
  • A list of discussion questions to enhance audience participation.
  • A statement from the panel organizer that all participants have agreed to take part on the panel.
  • A CV for each presenter will need to be uploaded as separate files (“NIH-style” bio-sketch is preferred).

Option 2: Interactive Panel

This panel format aims to create an interactive event between the organizers and an active audience. To qualify for an Option 2 Panel, the proposal must include a topic that is either controversial or is deemed to elicit varying opinions and questions, as well as active discussions. The Option 2 Panel format is a short introduction by a moderator and positions statements of 3-5 speakers to engage the audience. The Panel’s topic can be broad and potential topic include:

  • Discussion of a scientific topic or a topic of emerging importance to the informatics community
  • Exploration of experiences including challenges in professional collaboration, unintended consequences, ethical dilemmas, or legal jurisdictions as a result of the application of informatics
  • Exploration of novel technologies or applications that have the potential to be disruptive to the science or application of clinical informatics.
  • Discussion of political, societal, ethical aspects of health information technology, clinical informatics research, or recent technical developments

Your uploaded panel manuscript file must not exceed a maximum of three (8.5 x 11 inch) pages and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of the panel organizer and all participants
  • An abstract of 150-200 words, describing the panel and its goals, which should also be entered into a text box at the beginning of the online form to be used in the online and print programs
  • The proposal should include a description of the intended audience, an introduction of the topic, the aim of the discussion, the specific contribution of each speaker, and expected discussion
  • An explanation why the topic of this panel is timely a controversial is required.
  • A statement from the panel organizer that all participants have agreed to take part on the panel.
  • A CV for each presenter will need to be uploaded as separate files (“NIH-style” bio-sketch is preferred).

Systems Demonstrations

Systems demonstrations are presented during program sessions, and most often illustrate one or more aspects of a leading edge system that is in use, under development, or at a testing or prototype stage. Each demonstration is 30 minutes long, with an additional 15 minutes for audience questions and comments. An individual may be a first author of only one proposal for a systems demonstration.

Your uploaded systems demonstration manuscript file must be submitted as a one page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all presenters
  • An abstract of 150-200 words summarizing the proposal, which will also be entered into a text box at the beginning of the online form to be used in the online and print programs
  • A description of the specific purposes of the system, service, or project; the problems in health care practice, biomedicine, or research in informatics that it is designed to address; and the purpose or features of the system, service, or project that make it particularly innovative
  • A statement of the degree to which the system or service has been deployed, as of the date of submitting the proposal

Pre-symposium Tutorials

Half-day and full-day tutorials are dedicated to in-depth treatment of special topics and interests of relevance to informatics. Half-day tutorials include three hours of instruction; full-day tutorials include six hours of instruction. The SPC seeks a balance between tutorials that address essential core informatics theory and principles, with those that address practical applications, current issues, and emerging trends and developments in informatics. Tutorials range from the general introductory level through specialized advanced treatments. All instructors should be available to give their tutorial on Saturday, November 15 or Sunday, November 16, and should confirm their availability on each of those days. AMIA seeks tutorial proposals related to the AMIA 2014 themes.

For both Tutorials and Working Group Pre-symposia, there are 4 full-day slots and 16 half-day slots available on November 15 and 16. Full-day slots are available on November 15 only. The ratio of full-day to half-day slots is subject to change based on submitted content. Expanding the total number of slots available is not possible because space is limited in the hotel. Tutorial proposals must not exceed a maximum of four pages in length and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state/province, and country, if international) of all instructors
  • An opening summary of 250 to 300 words that describes the content of the tutorial
  • An outline of topics to be covered
  • Length of tutorial (3 or 6 hours)
  • Specific educational objectives that participants can expect to achieve
  • A description of who should attend (e.g., clinicians, educators, leaders in healthcare or other organizations, researchers, policy makers, IT professionals)
  • An indication of the level or combination of levels of the content (percentage of basic, intermediate, and advanced material covered)
  • A description of prerequisites, if any
  • Experience of instructors in teaching similar content
  • A curriculum vitae or biosketch for each instructor will need to be uploaded as a separate file.

AMIA Working Group Pre-symposia

AMIA would like its Working Groups (WG) to propose 3- or 6-hour programs that will be featured at the Annual Symposium as “Working Group Pre-symposia.” These pre-symposia are a means of raising the profile of AMIA’s WGs at the Annual Symposium and should promote formal discussion among constituents sharing common interests. AMIA encourages proposals that will bring together individuals with similar or different roles in developing, implementing, or using informatics in practice, management, education, research, or policy.

For both Tutorials and Working Group Pre-symposia, there are 4 full-day slots and 16 half-day slots available on November 15 and 16. Full-day slots are available on November 15 only. The ratio of full-day to half-day slots is subject to change based on submitted content. Expanding the total number of slots available is not possible because space is limited in the hotel.

Your uploaded proposal file must be submitted as up to a three-page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state/province, country, international) of the organizers and instructors
  • A program title and abstract of 150-200 words summarizing the event, which will also be entered into a text box at the beginning of the online form to be used in the online and print programs
  • A description of the proposed pre-symposia session, how it will be conducted, and a list of specific goals of the workshop
  • A description of who should attend, projected number of attendees, and a short communication and outreach plan to attract existing and prospective working group members as paid attendees.
  • An outline of topics to be covered
  • Length of tutorial (3 or 6 hours of content)

Submission Process

All submissions must be made through the ScholarOne submission site.

Complete the online submission form as instructed and attach your submission in compliance with directions provided at the AMIA 2014 submission Web site and Call for Participation.

Learning Objectives (LO)

New this year! Each submission at the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium, regardless of the type, will require at least one learning objective as part of the Scholar One submission. You may add additional learning objectives if you believe they are appropriate.

AMIA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)to provide continuing medical education to physicians. As an accredited provider, AMIA must design our activities to inspire change in physicians. That change may be a difference in knowledge/competence, performance, or in patient outcomes. Educational design in this environment includes creating “outcomes-based learning objectives.” Creators of content should ask themselves, “What do I want the learner to be able to do, or to do better, after participating in my session?”

To write a good learning objective, define the desired outcome of your presentation. Perform a needs assessment: what knowledge gap is your presentation going to fill? Then write the LO to address the gap you just identified.

Examples of well-written learning objectives:

After participating in this session, the learner should be better able to:

  • Reduce clinical “alarm fatigue” in the general medical-surgical unit by determining variables that may safely reduce noncritical telemetry and monitor alarms
  • Formulate an approach to adoption of health information technology for the small physician group practice [From the AMA]
  • Evaluate healthcare information systems, involving: how to collect/store confidential medical records, describe complex relationships between database fields, and query databases to produce the desired information [From the AMA]

Examples of poorly-written learning objectives:

After participating in this session, the learner should be better able to:

  • Define the healthcare protocol for the treatment and prevention of Stage III and IV pressure ulcers and apply to your own practice [Too many verbs; can break it into: 1) Define the healthcare protocol for the treatment of Stage III and IV pressure ulcers; 2) Define the healthcare protocol for the prevention of Stage III and IV pressure ulcers; and 3) Apply this knowledge to their own practice. From the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care]
  • Explain and discuss current initiatives and effective modalities to prevent incidence of complications such as infection or wrong-sided block. [This is a teaching objective. A learning objective on the same topic would be: “Prevent incidence of complications such as infection or wrong-sided block using current initiatives and effective modalities.” [From Winthrop University Hospital]
  • Become familiar with common eye problems. [The outcome is not measurable, there is no action the learner can take, and there is no context regarding the patient’s condition. Better LO: Screen for eye conditions commonly associated with type 2 diabetes. [From the AAFP]

Additional resource: Guide to Writing Objectives for Continuing Medical Education, from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine: http://casemed.case.edu/cme/documents/learn_obj_jh09-12-05.pdf

File Format Requirements

Your manuscript file, as described on the "Select Your Format" page, must be in compliance with the requirements noted below. Papers, posters, and systems demonstrations will appear in the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium Proceedings. Adherence to the following requirements throughout all categories of submission ensures a consistency that facilitates the review process and proceedings.

Please note: AMIA has changed to a single column format. Submissions that do not meet the following requirements may be rejected without review:

  • File has to be in a PDF format.
  • Be certain to adhere to the page length restrictions stated in the category descriptions.
  • Format for 8.5 x 11 inch paper size with one inch margins left, right, top, and bottom.
  • Place the title in 14 point Times Roman typeface, single column, bold, centered, upper and lower case using initial capitals for each word in the title other than articles and prepositions.
  • Include below the title, the names, credentials, institutions and locations of the author(s) or panelists, exactly as they are to appear in the online and print programs and the Proceedings, using 12 point Times Roman typeface, single column, bold, centered, upper and lower case using appropriate capitals.
  • Include the main text of the submission single-spaced in 10 point Times New Roman typeface, justified, one-column format.
  • Do not number individual pages.
  • Do not use all caps unless it is an abbreviation.
  • Disable track changes in Word before uploading.
  • Download a sample template

The format of credentials and other author information appearing in the online and printed materials is subject to revision by the AMIA office. It is the responsibility of the first author of each proposal to provide full and accurate information about all authors named. Please note that all information in the Onsite Program and in the Itinerary Planner – presentation title, author names, author affiliations, and the order in which the authors are listed - comes directly from the online form authors fill out in ScholarOne. Therefore, please enter everything exactly the way you would like it to appear. A person designated as a Presenter will receive all communications from AMIA regarding the submission.

Reference Format

Bibliography and references must follow the Vancouver Style (see: www.icmje.org/index.html). Use the following reference format: Cite all references in the text, tables, or figure legends. In the text, use eight point superscript if possible to indicate reference numbers; if not possible, use 10 point numbers in square brackets. Under a centered heading “References” at the end of the submission, provide a list of references cited, in order of occurrence in the manuscript, and with titles using initial capital only. References must fit within the allotted page(s). List all authors of any cited work when there are six or fewer authors; if more than six, list only the first three followed by “et al.”

Working Group Submissions

AMIA Working Groups may submit in any one of the categories of submission described in this Call for Participation. Submissions must come from a member of the working group, be sponsored by the working group, and confirmed by the WG Chair, and be clearly identified on the on-line submission form as a specific working group submission. Working group submissions are subject to the same submissions and review requirements, deadlines, and processes as all other submissions in each category. Submissions from WGs should be the product of working group activities that have taken place over the course of the year. Submissions from working groups, while encouraged, are subject to the same review process and standards as other submissions. Acceptance of submissions from working groups is not assured. The AMIA WG Policies & Procedures Manual contains additional details.

Industry Submissions

Industry-authored and industry-client collaborative papers, abstracts, panels, demonstrations, and posters are welcome for submission as described above. No special submission designation is required. All industry submissions will follow the existing review processes.

Scope and Breadth of the Annual Symposium

Thoughtful classification of your submission greatly enhances the quality of the review that it receives. Using the forms below, you will select a topic track and three subject axes reflecting the methods employed, goals or problems addressed, and overall health care domain or venue. This classification helps to ensure that each submission is reviewed by persons knowledgeable about its content. In addition, it helps greatly in structuring the meeting sessions, allowing better grouping of papers and presentations by area of interest. For the topic track, generally speaking, contributions emphasizing information science or general methods will be part of the Foundations track, while those emphasizing specific designs or application to healthcare problems should be submitted to the Applications track. We recognize that no classification system is perfect and ask you to use your best judgment in making these determinations. You will be asked to select one area of the classification scheme for Axis I and Axis II along with a Topic Track Category that best describes your submission.

AMIA 2014 Classification Scheme

FOUNDATIONS -- Axis I

I.A. INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION

Controlled terminologies, ontologies and vocabularies
Knowledge bases and data models
Knowledge representation, acquisition, and management

I.B. INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE PROCESSING

Cryptography, anonymization, and other methods for security and policy enforcement
Data mining
Identifying, representing, or modeling genomic data
Human-computer interaction and human-centered computing
Image representation, processing, analysis, and display
Information (text and image) storage, representation, processing and retrieval
Intelligent tutoring and tailored information representation
Methods for integration of information from disparate sources
Modeling physiologic and disease processes
Natural language processing and Text Mining
Networking methods
Simulation of complex systems
Social Media and mobile technology (mHealth)
Statistical analysis of large datasets (including big data)
Temporal and Spatial Reasoning
Uncertain reasoning and decision theory
Visualization of data, information and knowledge

I.C. EMPIRICAL RESEARCH AND EVALUATION METHODOLOGY

Cognitive study (including experiments emphasizing verbal protocol analysis and usability)
Classical experimental and quasi-experimental study methods (lab and field)
Legal, policy, historical, ethical study methods
Qualitative/ethnographic field study
Social/organizational study (people and organizational issues)
Surveys and needs analysis

APPLICATIONS -- Axis II

II A. INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE RETRIEVAL

Digital multi-media/ Image libraries
Health Information and biomedical literature: applications for providing just-in-time access
Integration of biomedical information from diverse sources (includes automated indexing)

II B. INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE PROCESSING

Clinical data standards, interoperability and health information exchange
Clinical decision support and guideline systems
Diagnostic systems
Security and privacy of information systems
Surveillance and monitoring systems (includes outbreak detection as well as ubiquitous sensors)
Workflow and process evaluation

II C. INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE PRESENTATION

Delivering health information and knowledge to the public
EHR applications (results review, medication administration, disease progression, and image management)
Healthcare quality and safety
Implementation, management and evaluation of information systems
Mobile health (mHealth), social media and telemedicine
Outcomes measurement for specific conditions and patient subgroups
Usability testing and human computer interaction

II D. ADDITIONAL INFORMATICS APPLICATIONS

Clinical research applications
Consumer health informatics (includes personal health records and self-care systems)
Education and training
Global health informatics/informatics in resource-poor settings
Legal, ethical, and regulatory issues
Public health and population health: applications that support
Translational informatics - applications that support translation of biological knowledge to clinical care
(See the PDF of classification scheme)