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 2018 Conference, which is being held from 6 to 8 July 2018 in Athens, Greece.
The ICIMTH 2018 Conference is the 16th 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 is focusing on Improving Healthcare by the use of Data in Biomedical Informatics applications spanning 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 of 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 aspects, such as 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.
This volume incorporates only the full papers accepted for oral presentation and is published in the Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (HTI) book series which has the advantage of being indexed in some of the major indexing services, such as Medline and Scopus.
At the end of the deadline we had 130 submissions, from which after reviewing we have accepted 80 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 very professional, thorough and objective refereeing of the scientific work to produce a high quality publishing achievement for a successful scientific event.
Arie Hasman, Parisis Gallos, Joseph Liaskos, Mowafa S. Househ and John Mantas