The 33rd Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE2023, was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 22 to 25 May 2023. The Conference was hosted by the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and organized by the Swedish Medical Informatics Association (SFMI). The Scientific Programme Committee was chaired by Associate Professor Maria Hägglund, Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital.
The overarching theme of MIE2023 was “Caring is Sharing – Exploiting Value in Data for Health and Innovation”, stressing the increasing importance of sharing digital-health data and the challenges related to this. The theme is closely connected to the rapid development of health-data sharing in Europe and globally, so the focus was on the opportunities provided by health informatics and research to enable the trustworthy sharing of health data to improve human health. This includes healthcare, community care, self-care, public health, and the innovation and development of future-proof digital health solutions. Modern information and communication technologies make it easier for individuals to be involved in their own health and social care, facilitate contact between individuals and service providers, and provide more efficient tools for healthcare staff. Furthermore, artificial intelligence (AI) promises to be of benefit in the future, bringing more effectiveness in some situations and providing decision support.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only increased the speed of implementation and adoption of eHealth throughout Europe and globally, but has also highlighted how weak infrastructure and obstructive data-sharing regulations can hinder effective public health interventions and innovation. The European Union has highlighted this in the European Health Data Space (EHDS) legislation proposal. The EHDS will require all EU member states to step up their digitalization of healthcare, for both the primary and secondary use of health data. These proceedings contribute to this work, providing the expertise and cutting-edge research required to implement the EHDS proposal.
Throughout this publication, readers will find innovative approaches to the collection, organization, analysis, and especially the sharing of data and knowledge related to health and wellbeing. Included papers also cover important advances in the sub domains of biomedical informatics; decision support systems, clinical information systems, clinical research informatics, knowledge management, and representation, consumer health informatics, natural language processing, public health informatics, privacy, ethical and societal aspects, etc.
The Proceedings are published as an e-book, with open access for ease of use and browsing without any loss of the advantages of indexing and citation, in the biggest Scientific Literature Databases, such as Medline and Scopus provided by the series of Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (HTI) of IOS Press.
Maria Hägglund, Madeleine Blusi, Stefano Bonacina, Lina Nilsson, Inge Cort Madsen, Anne Moen, Lars Lindsköld, Arriel Benis, Parisis Gallos