The aim of the EFMI special topic conferences (STC) is to provide a forum to discuss achievements and actual experiences on specific topics in Medical Informatics in Europe (MIE). Its basis is innovative methods and approaches. STC enhances the communication among the professional communities of health informatics.
STC2012 -carrying on the traditional series of EFMI STC conferences- is one of the most important European events in the common sphere of medicine and informatics. Its major goal is to increase interaction and collaboration among professionals from both health and ICT. The STC conferences are organised in close collaboration with EFMI working groups.
The theme of the STC 2012 is the implementation experience of large scale eHealth projects. These large scale projects can be described by its size, its effects, its complexity, its duration etc. eHealth projects contribute to the success and sustainability of the future health care system. Large scale projects are mostly accompanied by small and dedicated initiatives and solutions. STC2012 will try to bring experience, innovation, new concepts and actual research and development into a discussion resulting in constructive results for a partnership for modernisation.
Success stories but also failures which provide a base for further improvement of health information systems’ applications shall be presented.