Welcome to the

Institute of
Biomedical Informatics

Divison of Health Informatics


CONTACT

Univ.-Prof. Elske Ammenwerth (Director)
UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology
Institute of Biomedical Informatics
Eduard Wallnöfer-Zentrum I
A-6060 Hall in Tirol

Tel.: +43 (0)50 / 8648-3836 (secretary: Brigitte Senn-Kircher)
Fax: +43 (0)50 / 8648-67-3809

How to find us


Das Institut für Biomedizinische Informatik bietet die Möglichkeit, im Rahmen des Promotionsstudiums Gesundheitsinformationssysteme den Dr.phil. zu erreichen. Details

The Intitute of Biomedical Informatics offers the possibility to obtain a doctoral degree in Health Information Systems. Details


 

NEWS

Call for abstracts: ENI 2015 conference

The call for abstracts for the 8. scientific conference on IT in health care, nursing care and social care (ENI 2015) is open now. For more information, see http://www.kongress-eni.eu.

The ENI 2015 conference is organised by UMIT and hpsmedia.

Call for Papers: eHealth2015 conference

The call for papers for the international scientific eHealth2015 conference that will take in Vienna from June 18th - 19th, 2015, is launched. Topic this year: Personalized health - the future of health care. For more information, see http://www.ehealth2015.at.

The eHealth conference series is organized since 2007 by UMIT, AIT, OCG and ÖGBMT.

New book has been published:

Ammenwerth E, Haux R, Knaup-Gregori P, Winter A. IT-Projektmanagement im Gesundheitswesen: Lehrbuch und Projektleitfaden. 2. Auflage. Stuttgart: Schattauer-Verlag. 2014.

Award for working group of Prof. Elske Ammenwerth

The working group "drug information systems" which is lead by Prof. Dr. Elske Ammenewerth (UMIT) and Dr. Manfred Criegee-Rieck (Erlangen), received the award "Team of the year" of the German Society for medical informatics, biometry and epidemiology (gmds).

The price honours "outstanding activities and excellent teamwork". The working group coordinates and conducts activities on the use of IT in medication mangement.

UMIT team at IPHIE MasterClass 2014 in Taipeh/Taiwan.

In July 2014, a group of professors and students from the Institute for Biomedical Informatics participated in the IPHIE MasterClass 2014 in Taipeh/Taiwan. IPHIE stands for International Partnership of Health Informatics Education and comprises a group of 7 universities worldwide offering a health informatics programme.

Award for Dr. Werner Hackl

The paper: Hackl WO, Ammenwerth E et al. Clinical evaluation of the ADE scorecards as a decision support tool for adverse drug event analysis and medication safety management, published in Br J Clin Pharmacol, 2013:76,

was selected as "Best Paper" for the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2014.

UMIT organized 8. eHealth conference in Vienna

The eHealth2014 conference from May 22-23th, 2014, organized by UMIT, AIT and HIMSS, successfully took place in Vienna, with nearly 300 participants. The picture shows the UMIT team that participated in the conference.

 

We congratulate Mrs. Renate Ranegger, PhD student at UMIT (supervisor: E. Ammenwerth), for winning the PhD student competition at eHealth2014!

eHealth2014 proceedings available

The proceedings of the eHealth 2014 conference are now available open access at IOS Press:

http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/ehealth2014-ndash-health-informatics-meets-ehealth-outcomes-research-the-benefit-of-health-it.

Successfull PhD thesis

On March 12th, 2014, Werner Hackl has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled: Erschließung und Sekundärnutzung von Routinedaten aus der klinischen und pflegerischen Prozessdokumentation: Ein Rahmenkonzept, Vorgehensmodell und Leitfaden. Congratulations!

In February 2014, a Memorandum on Drug Safety and IT was published, as a result of discussions in the Working Group "AMTS-IT" coordinated by Prof. Elske Ammenwerth:

Ammenwerth E, Aly AF, Bürkle T, Christ P, Dormann H, Friesdorf W, Haas C, Haefeli WE, Jeske M, Kaltschmidt J, Menges K, Möller H, Neubert A, Rascher W, Reichert H, Schuler J, Schreier G, Schulz S, Seidling HM, Stühlinger W, Criegee-Rieck M. Zum Einsatz von Informationstechnologie zur Verbesserung der Arzneimitteltherapiesicherheit (Memorandum AMTS-IT). GMS Med Inform Biom Epidemiol. 2014; 10(1): Doc03.

Also in September 2013, the special issue "Safeguarding Drug Treatment and Health Technology" of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology appeared (vol 76, suppl. S1), edited by HM Seidling, J Kaltschmidt, E. Ammenwerth and WE Haefeli. The included 10 papers reflect ongoing scientific work in the area of IT and medication safety, as conducted within the German/Austrian/Swiss AMTS network that was founded two years ago by E. Ammenwerth and W. Stühlinger.
In September 2013, the special issue "Evaluation of Clinical Decision Support Systems" of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (vol 59, no 1), edited by Elske Ammenwerth and colleagues, appeared. The special issue contains prominent research papers on the evaluation of CDSS in health care.
On 2013, June 12th, the working group "medication safety and health informatics" met for its fifth workshop. This group was initiated by Prof. Ammenwerth in 2011 and is meeting regularly to discuss opportunities for health IT usage in the area of medication. For more information, see the homepage of the group (in German).
Elske Ammenwerth has been elected to membership in the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics.

ANNUAL REPORTS for the Division of Health Informatics (in German)


Annual Report 2013/2014

Annual Report 2012/2013

Annual Report 2011/2012

Annual Report 2010/2011

Annual Report 2008/2009

Annual Report 2007/2008

Annual Report 2006/2007

Annual Report 2005/2006

Annual Report 2004/2005


SERVICES OF THE INSTITUTE

Our Institute is responsible for the Erasmus Network of UMIT. Students interested to go abroad should look at the detailed information provided here.
Elske Ammenwerth is co-chair of the Working Group "Medical Informatics" (AK-MI) of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and the Austrian Society for Biomedical Technology (ÖGBMT). Among other, AK-MI organizes the annual eHealth conferences in Vienna. For details, see here (in German).
Elske Ammenwerth is chairing the Working Group "EVAL - Assessment of Health Information Systems" der EFMI (European Federation for Health Informatics).

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

Jobcenter of eHealth.com, with open positions from the area of health informatics (in German).
Jobcenter of the GMDS, with open position for health informatics, biometry and epidemiology.
UMIT OPAC containing the books available at UMIT.
EBSCO database only for members of UMIT
Information for UMIT students wanting to go abroad.

 

List of final theses at our Institute.
Professional societies for health informatics: GMDS, BVMI, OCG
List of all programmes within health informatics in D, A, CH (service of GMDS and BVMI, in German)
Upcoming events in health informatics (D, A, CH, service of the GMDS)
Upcoming events in health informatics (international, service of IMIA)

Recently published books or journal special issues

Ammenwerth E, Haux R, Knaup-Gregori P, Winter A. IT-Projektmanagement im Gesundheitswesen: Lehrbuch und Projektleitfaden. 2. Auflage. Stuttgart: Schattauer-Verlag. 2014.
Hörbst A, Hayn D, Schreier G, Ammenwerth E. eHealth 2014 - Health Informatics meets eHealth. Proceedings of eHealth2014, May 22 -23, 2014, Vienna. Stud Health Tech Inform. Vol 198. IOS Press. ISBN 978-1-61499-396-4 (print) | 978-1-61499-397-1 (online). Open access available at: http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/ehealth2014-ndash-health-informatics-meets-ehealth-outcomes-research-the-benefit-of-health-it.
  Ammenwerth E, Hörbst A, Hayn D, Schreier G (eds.). eHealth2013 - Health Informatics meets eHealth. Big Data: eHealth von der Datenanalyse bis zum Wissensmanagement. Tagungsband der eHealth2013 in Wien, 23.-24.5.2013. OCG. 2013. ISBN 978-3-85403-392-9.
Schreier G, Hayn D, Hörbst A, Ammenwerth E (Hrsg.). eHealth 2012: Health Informatics meets eHealth - von der Wissenschaft zur Anwendung und zurück. Mobile Health and Care - Gesundheitsvorsorge immer und überall. Tagungsband der eHealth 2012. Wien, Austria. Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft. 2012. ISBN 978-3-85403-289-2.
 
Schreier G, Hayn D, Ammenwerth E (Hrsg.). eHealth 2011: Health Informatics meets eHealth - von der Wissenschaft zur Anwendung und zurück. Grenzen überwinden - Continuity of Care. Tagungsband der eHealth 2011. Wien, Austria. Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft. 2011. ISBN 978-3-85403-279-3.
 
Winter A, Ammenwerth E, Brigl B, Hellrung N, Jahn F. Health Information Systems: Architectures and Strategies. 2nd edition. New York: Springer. 2011.
 
Schreier G, Hayn D, Ammenwerth E (Hrsg.). eHealth 2010: Health Informatics meets eHealth - von der Wissenschaft zur Anwendung und zurück. Der Mensch im Fokus. Tagungsband der eHealth 2010. Wien, Austria. Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft. 2010. ISBN 978-3-85403-264-9.
 
Beuscart R, Hackl W, Nohr C (Eds.). Detection and Prevention of Adverse Drug Events - Information Technologies and Human Factors. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 148. IOS Press. Sept. 2009. ISBN 978-1-60750-043-8.
 
Schreier G, Hayn D, Ammenwerth E (Hrsg.). eHealth 2009: Medical Informatics meets eHealth. Tagungsband der eHealth und eHealth Benchmarking 2009. Wien, Austria. Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft. 2009.
 
Ammenwerth E, Buchberger W, Kofler A, Krismer M, Lechleitner G, Pfeiffer KP, Schaubmayr C, Triendl C, Vogl R. IT-Strategie 2008 - 2012. Informationstechnologie im Dienste von Medizin und Pflege. Tiroler Landeskrankenanstalten GmbH (TILAK). 2007.
 
Schreier G, Hayn D, Ammenwerth E (Hrsg.). eHealth 2008: Medical Informatics meets eHealth. Tagungsband der eHealth und eHealth Benchmarking 2008. Wien, Austria. Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft. 2008. ISBN 978-3-85403-235-9.
 
Reinhold Haux, Casimir Kulikowski (Hrsg.): IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2006: Assessing Information Technologies for Health. Methods of Information in Medicine - Supplement. Schattauer-Verlag. 2006. ISBN 3-7945-2525-6.
 
Ammenwerth E, Haux R et al. IT-Projektmanagement in Krankenhaus und Gesundheitswesen - Einführendes Lehrbuch und Projektleitfaden für das taktische Management von Informationssystemen. Schattauer-Verlag. 2005. ISBN 3-7945-2416-0. 326 S. 34,95 €.
 
Reinhold Haux, Casimir Kulikowski (Hrsg.): IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2005: Ubiquitous Health Care Systems. Schattauer-Verlag. 2005. ISBN 3-7945-2397-0.
 
Elske Ammenwerth. Die Bewertung von Informationssystemen des Gesundheitswesens. Beiträge für ein umfassendes Informationsmanagement. Shaker-Verlag. 2004. ISBN 3-8322-3145-5.
 
Reinhold Haux, Alfred Winter, Elske Ammenwerth, Birgit Brigl. Strategic Information Management in Hospitals - An Introduction to Hospital Information Systems Springer Verlag New York. 2004. ISBN 0-387-40356-6
 

Florian Leiner, Reinhold Haux, Wilhelm Gaus, Petra Knaup-Gregori, Karl-Peter Pfeiffer. Medizinische Dokumentation. Einführendes Lehrbuch. 4. Auflage. Schattauer Verlag, 2003. ISBN 3-7945-2265-6.

 

Florian Leiner, Reinhold Haux, Wilhelm Gaus, Petra Knaup-Gregori. Medical Data Management : A Practical Guide. Springer Verlag, 2003. ISBN 0387951598.

 

Elske Ammenwerth, Roland Eichstädter, Ulrich Schrader. EDV in der Pflegedokumentation Schlüterscher Verlag, 2003. ISBN 3877067379.