Call for case studies
Accepted papers and abstracts of panels, posters and case studies will be published in a full open access IOS Press series of Studies in Health Technology and Informatics and indexed in PubMed.
Submit a 650-word overview in one of two categories
Clinical case study abstracts
Abstracts are invited from nurses and midwives working in a clinical environment about informatics projects aimed at improving the day-to-day delivery of patient care. Projects may focus on workflows, communication, decision support, patient education and safety. Projects ideally have been implemented and evaluated in a clinical setting, and are potentially transferable to other sites.
Industry case study abstracts
This stream will provide delegates with practical insights into how digital health care initiatives are being used to transform the health system and improve patient outcomes from a nursing and midwifery perspective.
The aim is to provide a platform for exposure to novel concepts/design and new or emerging innovations.
Abstracts are invited which showcase the practical application of the latest digital health technologies in the health sector that may affect nurses and midwives. Submissions may explore the challenges of implementation or discuss the benefits and transformative effect these new innovations are having on existing business models and systems.
These abstracts are often case studies and represent an excellent opportunity to discuss hands-on experience covering audience questions such as: What were the business needs? What solutions and investments were required? What were the critical design considerations? What skills and experience were required? What are the outcomes to date?
Submissions are encouraged across a range of healthcare settings including public and private hospitals, primary care, indigenous, aged and community care and multi-cultural services.
➠ Submission close 30 April
➠ Notification to authors Week of 7 June
➠ Author registration due 21 June
➠ Resubmission due 25 June
Authors are encouraged to submit under the following streams. The bullet points under each stream provides context of the type of content in those areas.
Data analytics and the use of nursing data
- Applications and research of data science in nursing
- Data visualisation, data analysis, communication and simulation approaches
- Natural language processing, artificial intelligence and deep learning
Digital health nursing workforce development
- Nursing Informatics education
- Nursing workforce development
- Building workforce capacity
- Governance, change and adoption
Innovation and entrepreneurship in nursing
- Innovative research and uses of emerging technology e.g. apps, wearables, virtual/augmented reality, robotics
- Strategic opportunities for investment and innovation
Nursing information systems
- Methods to develop and implement clinical data integration and exchange, involving nursing specific data, standards and language
- Convergence of data/interoperability between medical devices and EMRs
Patient participation and citizen involvement
- Research and application of patient-facing technologies–such as Personal Health Records (PHRs), symptom tracking, fitness trackers, etc.
- The consumer perspective, access and technology design to improve consumer experience
- Enhancing two-way communication of information between consumer and clinician
Informatics in clinical care
- Quality, safety and patient outcomes
- User experience design UX, human-computer interaction and human factors
- System and workflow implementation/change management/adoption and use
- Clinical decision support
- Data integrity, reliability
- Clinical guidelines and evidence-based practice
Health policy, service delivery and ethics
- New service delivery and business models of healthcare
- Health service delivery improvements
- Privacy and consent
- Access to and equity in healthcare
Integrated and connected care
- Convergence of healthcare with social and community care
- Integrated approaches to mental health, chronic disease
- Technology assisted care across multiple disciplines/providers/regions/precincts
- Managing healthcare in priority areas
System implementations and digital workplaces
- Nursing roles in digital hospital implementations and change management
- EMRs and digital records management
- Medications management
- Specialty systems