This volume contains accepted papers from the ICIMTH (International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare), the scientific outcomes of which the Scientific Programme Committee is pleased to present to the academic and professional community of Biomedical and Health Informatics. The conference was held virtually on 16 and 17 October 2021 in Athens, Greece.
The ICIMTH 2021 Conference is the 19th Annual Conference in this series of scientific events, which brings together scientists working in the field of Biomedical and Health Informatics from all continents.
As was also the case last year, this year’s conference was held as a virtual event by means of interactive teleconferencing platforms due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent restrictions on gatherings and travel in many parts of the world.
The conference examines the field of Biomedical and Health Informatics in a very broad framework, presenting the research and application outcomes of informatics from cell to populations, and including a number of technologies, such as imaging, sensors and biomedical equipment, as well as management and organisational aspects, including legal and social issues and setting research priorities in health informatics. Essentially, data, informatics and technology inspire health professionals and informaticians to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients. As was expected this year, a significant number of papers relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It should be noted that these proceedings are published with open access in the Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (SHTI) series of IOS Press, with e-access for ease of use and browsing without the loss of any of the advantages of indexing and citation in the biggest scientific literature databases, such as Medline and Scopus.
By the deadline for papers, we had more than 170 submissions, of which we have accepted 120 after review as papers to be included in this volume of proceedings. This year, due to the shifting of the conference dates by a few months from the traditional time to later dates due to pandemic issues, the proceedings were not available at the time of the conference, but will be published by the end of the year.
The Editors would like to thank the Members of the Scientific Programme Committee, the Organising Committee, and all those reviewers who performed a very professional, thorough and objective refereeing of the scientific work in order to achieve this high-quality publication for a successful scientific event.
John Mantas, Arie Hasman, Mowafa S. Househ, Parisis Gallos, Emmanouil Zoulias, and Joseph Liaskos