16.6.2014 HELINA 2014: Extended Submission Due Date

FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
9th Health Informatics in Africa Conference

HELINA 2014
11 – 15 October 2014
Accra, Ghana

http://conf.helina-online.org/index.php/2014/index/

CONFERENCE THEME:
Informatics for Universal Health Coverage in Africa: From Point of Care
Systems to National Strategies

The 9th Health Informatics in Africa Conference - HELINA 2014 will take
place in Accra, Ghana from the 11th to 15th of October 2014. This year
conference is hosted by the Ghana Health Informatics Association (GHIA).
HELINA, the Pan African Health Informatics Association, is the African
Region of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).

The organizers of HELINA 2014 invite original submissions that address
the use of informatics or computer sciences for universal health
coverage in Africa in the following categories:
•Full research papers (completed research with mature results) with 5 to
8 pages
•Work in progress papers with 5 to 8 pages
•Experience presentations or “case studies” (reports of health
informatics or e-Health implementations and lessons learned) (1 page
abstract)

Submissions can be prepared either in English or French and must not
have been proposed to other symposia or journals.

Papers will undergo a double-blind peer reviewing process. Accepted full
research papers will be published in the journal of Health Informatics
in Africa (http://www.jhia-online.org) and accepted work in progress
papers will be published in an electronic conference proceedings on the
website of HELINA with an ISBN. At least one author must register to the
conference.

The conference will be organized around the following major tracks and
as such all submissions should relate to one of these tracks:
•National e-health strategies, policies and architectures
•Point of Care Health Information Systems
•Integrated healthcare and in Universal Health Coverage
•Health Insurance and Electronic Claims Processing
•Clinical Decisions Support Systems
•Health Information Systems and Integration of Vertical Health
Programmes, specialized care (maternal and child health, mental health,
HIV/AIDS, etc.)
•Data Mining, Big data analytics, and National Health Data Reporting
Platforms
•Health Information Systems analysis, development, implementation and
assessment
•Software architectures interoperability, Health Data Standards and
controlled Vocabularies
•Informatics in the Implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
•Health Informatics education, research methods and capacity development
•Empowering communities and community participation

An online submission system and a submission template available on the
conference web site http://conf.helina-online.org/index.php/2014/index/
must be used. The template contains more detailed instructions
following the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to
Biomedical Journals http://www.icmje.org/manuscript_1prepare.html In
case of difficulties while using the submission platform, please contact
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See the detailed Call for Participation on
http://conf.helina-online.org/index.php/2014/index/ for further details

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission deadline: 16 June 2014 (EXTENDED TO 30 JUNE 2014)
Notification of acceptance of submissions: 18 August 2014
Camera-ready paper deadline: 8 September 2014
Conference: 11 – 15 October 2014

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
General Chair of the Conference: Ghislain Kouematchoua,
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Local organizing Committee Chair: Nutefe E. Achoribo,
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Scientific Programme Committee Chair: Nicky Mostert-Phipps,
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Scientific Programme Committee Co-Chair: Samuel Bosomprah,
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Scientific Programme Committee Co-Chair: Frank Verbeke,
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