Welcome to ISHIMR 2013

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 16th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR 2013) to take place on the 26-28 June 2013, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The theme of this meeting will focus on "Exploiting Health Informatics for Connected, Collaborative and Customized Patient Care"

ISHIMR 2013 is jointly organised by the Dalhousie University and the Information School, University of Sheffield.

A selection of the best papers from the ISHIMR conference will be published in a special issue of the Health Informatics Journal as has happened with previous ISHIMR conferences. In addition a further selection of the top-rated papers, as reviwed by the Programme Committee, will be published in the new open access journal, the International Journal of Health Information Management Research (IJHIMR).

We look forward to your participation and we hope you will have a successful and educational conference.

Dr. Raza Abidi
Dr. Peter Bath
Dr. Samina Abidi
Ms. Barbara Sen
Dr. Dimitri Raptis
Dr. Tobias Mettler

Organising Committee