This proceeding presents the papers presented at the 18th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics - SHI 2022 in Tromsø, Norway on August 22-24, 2022.
The SHI conference is an annual scientific event attended by scientist and practitioners working in the field of Health Informatics. The area of Health informatics is driven by development in technologies and informatics research that are advancing in parallel and for the integration of information and communication of health and social care. The area includes issues related to EHR, eHealth services and systems, intelligent systems, mobile health applications, telemedicine, assistive technology, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things.
The field of Health Informatics in this conference is examined from a very broad perspective with participants presenting research outcomes and with focus on eHealth, informatics, Assistive technologies, machine learning, gaming, Internet of the Things, Implementation of eHealth services, EHR, Artificial Intelligence, management and organizational aspects, legal and social issues. More than 40 manuscripts were received with a total of 32 accepted as full papers and 11 as extended abstracts after peer-review. The Editorial Board selected publications with relevance and quality of the field to provide a state-of-the-art of the area. Authors of these communications are researchers of 35 different affiliations, and 13 countries (in alphabetic order: Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Sweden, Switzerland, and USA).
All contributions are peer reviewed. The Editorial board expect this proceeding will be of interest for researchers and practitioners working in the field of Health Informatics.
Among many other things, 2022 made us aware of the value of networking. The past years , due to the Covid pandemic, demonstrated the necessity for access to information to improve health and healthcare, and the need for professionals to use and apply that information to transform healthcare. At the same time, the past years made us aware of different approaches and of the importance of Health informatics for renew and innovation of health and social care to improve the delivery of health and social care services to benefit citizens and patients, as we were forces to adapt to a “new normal” in many areas.
The Editors would like to thank the members of the Scientific Program Committee, the Organizing Committee, and all reviewers, who carried out the very professional, through and objective refereeing of the scientific work in order to achieve a high-quality publishing achievement for this scientific event.
The Editors would like to thank Linköpings University press, Sweden for the publication of the processing as an Open access Book. We expect the SHI 2022 provides a forum for research and researchers in Health Informatics, as well as to facilitate scientific discussion, share experiences, and promote collaboration and networking between researchers and practitioners across all countries.
In addition to the delegates presentations, SHI 2022 had the following keynote speakers: Prof. Sabine Koch from Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), Dr. Morten Hasselstrøm Jensen from Aalborg University (Denmark), Prof. and chief physician Audny Anke from the University Hospital of North-Norway (Norway), and research scholar & psychologist Henriette Michalsen, University Hospital of North-Norway (Norway).