The current volume presents the accepted papers of the ICIMTH (International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare) Conference, which is being held from 1 to 3 July 2016 in Athens, Greece.
The ICIMTH 2016 Conference is the 14th Annual Conference in this series of scientific events, gathering scientists from all continents as well as from the hosting country, in the field of Biomedical and Health Informatics.
The main theme of the Conference is unifying the applications and foundations of Biomedical Informatics in the whole spectrum from Clinical Informatics, Health Informatics to Public Health Informatics as applied in the Healthcare domain. Considering that management, organizational and public health issues play an important role in the implementation of Biomedical Informatics applications, topics related to the above themes are also included as an integral part to the overall theme of the Conference. We are treating the field of Biomedical Informatics in a very broad framework by examining the research and applications outcomes of Informatics from cell to populations, including a number of Technologies such as Imaging, Sensors, Mobile communications, Biomedical Equipment, and Management subjects, as well as legal and societal issues in applying Health Informatics.
In this volume we have incorporated papers accepted for oral presentation, whereas all other scientific events within the Conference are incorporated within the local electronic version of the proceedings. It should be noted that the Proceedings are published in this series of the Conference as an e-book with e-access for ease of use and browsing, without losing any of the advantages of indexing and citation in the largest scientific literature databases, such as Medline and Scopus, that the series of Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (SHTI) of IOS Press provides.
At the end of the deadline we had almost a hundred submissions. After reviewing we have accepted 68 as full papers for publication in the proceedings.
The compilation of the proceedings is an enormous task which could not have been accomplished without the human effort and the infrastructure provided at the premises of the Health Informatics Laboratory, at the School of Health Sciences of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
The Editors would like to thank the Members of the Scientific Programme Committee, the Organising Committee and all the Reviewers, who have carried out a thorough and objective refereeing of the scientific work in order to produce a high quality publishing achievement aimed at a successful scientific event.
Aikaterini Kolokathi, and
Mowafa S. Househ