The current volume presents the accepted papers of the ICIMTH (International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare). The Organising Committee and the Scientific Programme Committee would like to present to the academic community the scientific outcomes of the ICIMTH 2017 Conference, held from 7 to 9 July 2017 in Athens, Greece.
The ICIMTH 2017 Conference is the 15th 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 Conference focuses on the empowerment of the Healthcare by the Biomedical Informatics applications in the whole spectrum from Clinical Informatics, Health Informatics to Public Health Informatics as applied in the Healthcare domain. Considering that management and organisational issues play an important role in the implementation phase 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 examining the research and applications outcomes of Informatics from cell to populations, including a number of Technologies such as Imaging, Sensors, and Biomedical Equipment and Management and Organisational subjects, such as legal and social issues and setting research priorities in Health Informatics. In essence, Informatics empowers the Healthcare Transformation.
This volume incorporates only the full papers accepted for oral presentation. 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 biggest 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 time of the deadline we had 97 submissions, from which after reviewing we have accepted 65 as full papers to be included in the volume proceedings.
The Editors would like to thank the Members of the Scientific Programme Committee, the Organising Committee, and all Reviewers, who have done a thorough and objective refereeing of the scientific work to produce a high quality publishing achievement and a successful scientific event.
John Mantas, Arie Hasman, Parisis Gallos, and Mowafa S. Househ