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FAIR4Health has been presented at the ICIMTH 2019 Conference in Greece last July

FAIR4Health successfully contributed to the ICIMTH 2019 conference with a workshop session entitled "FAIR4Health project: Guidelines for implementing a FAIR data policy in health research" which gathered the interest and participation from 30 attendees. Presenters from HL7 (Catherine Chronaki), UNIGE (Christian Lovis), IMISE (Alfred Winter) and EFMI (Patrick Weber) presented the project vision and advances regarding the implementation of a FAIR data policy in health research institutions. Following this introduction, the floor was given to the public to take part in the discussion. One of the points raised in this workshop was the concern about that all FAIR data sets were not equally FAIR. In this sense, it was suggested to explore the implementation of FAIRmetrics and see if FAIR4Health could somehow contribute in that direction with FHIR resources, for instance.

The ICIMTH 2019 Conference is the 17th Annual Conference in this series of scientific events, gathering scientists working in the field of Biomedical and Health Informatics from all continents as well as from the hosting country.

This year the Conference focused on increasing and improving our Knowledge of Healthcare in applications spanning the whole spectrum from Clinical Informatics, Health Informatics to Public Health Informatics as applied in the healthcare domain. Since Management and Organisational issues play an important role in the implementation phase of Biomedical and Health Informatics applications, topics related to the above themes were also included as an integral part of the overall theme of the Conference. The field of Biomedical and Health Informatics was examined in a very broad framework presenting the research and application outcomes of Informatics from cell to populations, including a number of Technologies such as Imaging, Sensors, and Biomedical Equipment and Management and Organisational aspects, including legal and social issues and setting research priorities in Health Informatics. In essence, Data, Informatics, and Technology inspires health professionals and informaticians to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients.