This volume presents the papers of the International Conference on “Context Sensitive Health Informatics, Human and Sociotechnical approaches” held at Herlev Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark in August 2013.
Context Sensitive Health Informatics is about health information technologies and their environments. Environments may be people in different roles such as users, designers, and evaluators, but also non-human constructs such as organizations, work practices, guidelines and protocols, buildings and markets.
This pre-Medinfo conference joins and continues two conference series: HFE-HI – Human Factors/Ergonomics for Health Informatics – previously held in 2006 (Lille, FR), 2007 (Aarhus, DK), 2008 (Amsterdam, NL), 2009 (Sonoma, US) and 2011 (Trondheim, NW) and ITHC – Information Technology in Health Care – Sociotechnical approaches – previously held in 2001 (Rotterdam, NL), 2004 (Portland, USA), 2007 (Sidney, AUS) and 2011 (Aalborg, DK).
The conference is endorsed by IMIA, EFMI and AMIA and organized/supported by the IMIA Working Groups Human Factors Engineering for Healthcare Informatics, Organizational and Social Issues, Health Informatics for Patient Safety and by the EFMI WG on Human and Organizational Factors of Medical Informatics.
The editors want to thank Bernadette Lucas from University Hospital of Lille for the final editing of the proceedings. Anni Møller Brændstrup and Marianne Sørensen, Danish Centre for Health Informatics, Aalborg University did a great job in setting up the conference web site and keeping track of the registration process. We would like to acknowledge Linda W. Peute from Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam for designing the logo for the conference. We also want to thank Sanne Jensen, Bithe Hermansen, Karen Marie Lyng, Stine Loft Rasmussen and Niels Reichstein Larsen for making it possible to organize the conference at Herlev Hospital and setting up the tour of the IT Experimentarium. Finally we want to thank the Scientific Program Committee for their great efforts to establish the content of the conference and all the reviewers for providing constructive feedback to the authors. Their excellent work has significantly improved the quality of many papers.