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First Call for Papers
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2015 (AIME 2015)
Pavia, Italy, June 17-20, 2015
The AIME 2015 conference will be a unique opportunity to present and improve the international state of the art of AI in Medicine from perspectives of theory, methodology, and application. For this purpose, AIME 2015 will include…
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The UK government is currently working on a project called Care.Data that will extract healthcare data from doctor's offices and link it with data from hospitals and other government services. When this project was first announced there was a lot of negative press around issues of opting out of the data collection, informed consent and selling the data to commercial organisations.

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University Comparision

Hi all, I am student pursuing my first sem in  Health Informatics at Northeastern University.I am planing to transfer to University of Minnesota twin cities. So my concerns are: 1)How are the job opportunities in Minnesota for a Health Informatics graduate compared to Boston? 2)Which university better course wise Northeastern or University Of Minnesota? Please provide some inputs

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seeking for a master thesis in Europe

Hi Dear members of HIF, I am currently studying Biomedical Engineering as a master student in Finland and very interested in doing my master thesis in the field of health informatics specifically application of wearable devices and mobile phones in sharing health data. I would be thankful if you help me, regards,  Saeed Mehrang saeedmehrang@gmail.com

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Health Informatics Management Diploma

Hello to All, I want all your opinion. I am thinking of taking online 2 year HIM online diploma here in Canada. My background, a Registered Nurse and a licensed electronics from the Philippines with masters in IT. I just took, online Basic Health Informatics certification for 2 weeks. Now i thinking of proceeding for HIM, will you please give me your thoughts. Thank you.

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Try to explain what are the points/subject motivated you to take this decision.Include any work experience related to the subject.Research about the department of the university and add some points
Btw...Which University are you trying to apply"
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