The Third International Symposium on Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems (FHIES 2013) will take place at UNU-IIST in Macao, on 21 to 23 August 2013.
As information and communication technology (ICT) plays an increasingly enabling role in addressing the global challenges of healthcare, the use of software in medical devices has caused growing concerns in relation to safety and efficacy. While the increasing adoption of health information systems provides great potential benefits, it also poses severe risks, both with respect to security and privacy and in regard to patient safety. Hospital and other information systems also raise important issues of workflow support and interoperability.
The FHIES symposium series seeks to promote a nascent research area that aims to develop and apply theories and methods from a variety of disciplines for the purpose of modeling, building and certifying software-intensive ICT systems in healthcare. A particular objective of FHIES is to explicitly include a focus on healthcare ICT applications in the developing world.
Previous FHIES symposia were held in 2011 in Mabalingwe, South Africa, and in 2012 in Paris, France.
For more information, see the FHIES 2013 page on the UNU-IIST website.