Decision Support Systems for Public Health Services
Decision making is central to health policy and medical practice. In the past, healthcare practitioners delivered using the traditional pen and paper approach. Nowadays, the introduction of Decision Support Systems (DSS) and Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) has revolutionised the delivery of healthcare services offering profound opportunities to healthcare practitioners. However, a dearth of research exists which focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of DSS and CDSS in public health services, especially in the field of Emergency Management and in a Developing World context. The workshop covers a range of themes focusing on decision support and decision support systems for public health services. Initially, the workshop will focus on the foundations of decision making and decision support systems (DSS). Using the lens of design, implementation and evaluation, this seminar will focus on the application of decision support and DSS within the context of two different public health service domains 1) Emergency Management and 2) IT for Developing countries. Emerging trends within the domain of DSS for public health services will conclude the workshop programme. There will also be a special interest panel discussion on European funded research projects developing and using decision support tools and mechanisms.
As part of IFIP WG 8.3 we invite you to submit an abstract around the theme of our workshop entitled “Decision Support Systems for Public Health Services”. If your abstract is successful, you will present your abstract in a lightning session on the day of the workshop.
Deadline for submissions is 1st June 2016.
Submissions should be written in a Microsoft Word document, or rtf file, using plain, 12-point font size and single line spacing, using the following information as a guide.
· Abstracts should be short (300–500 words), clear, concise and written in English with correct spelling and good sentence structure.
· Mathematical symbols and equations must be typed in, and metric symbols should be used. Figures and tables cannot be included.
· Abstracts should be carefully compiled and thoroughly checked, in particular with regard to the list of authors, before submission in order to avoid last minute changes.
· The submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation that it is actually presented at the workshop by the author or, at least, by one of the co-authors.
· Submission of the same abstract to more than one session is not allowed. Duplicates identified by the Programme Committee will be rejected.
· Please name your abstract file with the name of the presenting author and your institution, e.g. DoeJ_UCC.doc or MurphyA_NUIG.rtf etc.
· Abstracts can ONLY be submitted by e-mail, as an attachment, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· You will receive an email confirming receipt of the abstract within five working days. Should you not receive a confirmatory email after this period, please contact the workshop organising team at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
In case any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact us at: email@example.com
20 minutes: Keynote presentation
30 minutes: Lightning presentations of abstracts chaired by keynote speaker
30 minutes: Panel session
10 minutes: Discussion and Networking
A more detailed programme will be provided closer to the time.