[INDEHELA-L] HELINA 2014: Final Call for Participation

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9th Health Informatics in Africa Conference

11 – 15 October 2014
Accra, Ghana


Informatics for Universal Health Coverage in Africa: From Point of Care 
Systems to National Strategies

The 9th Health Informatics in Africa Conference - HELINA 2014 will take 
place in Accra, Ghana from the 11th to 15th of October 2014. This year 
conference is hosted by the Ghana Health Informatics Association (GHIA). 
HELINA, the Pan African Health Informatics Association, is the African 
Region of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).

The organizers of HELINA 2014 invite original submissions that address 
the use of informatics or computer sciences for universal health 
coverage in Africa in the following categories:
•Full research papers (completed research with mature results) with 5 to 
8 pages
•Work in progress papers  with 5 to 8 pages
•Experience presentations or “case studies” (reports of health 
informatics or e-Health implementations and lessons learned) (1 page 

Submissions can be prepared either in English or French and must not 
have been proposed to other symposia or journals.

Papers will undergo a double-blind peer reviewing process. Accepted full 
research papers will be published in the journal of Health Informatics 
in Africa (http://www.jhia-online.org) and accepted work in progress 
papers will be published in an electronic conference proceedings on the 
website of HELINA with an ISBN. At least one author must register to the 

The conference will be organized around the following major tracks and 
as such all submissions should relate to one of these tracks:
•National e-health strategies, policies and architectures
•Point of Care Health Information Systems
•Integrated healthcare and in Universal Health Coverage
•Health Insurance and Electronic Claims Processing
•Clinical Decisions Support Systems
•Health Information Systems and Integration of Vertical Health 
Programmes, specialized care (maternal and child health, mental health, 
HIV/AIDS, etc.)
•Data Mining, Big data analytics, and National Health Data Reporting 
•Health Information Systems analysis, development, implementation and 
•Software architectures interoperability, Health Data Standards and 
controlled Vocabularies
•Informatics in the Implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
•Health Informatics education, research methods and capacity development
•Empowering communities and community participation

An online submission system and a submission template available on the 
conference web site http://conf.helina-online.org/index.php/2014/index/ 
must be used.  The template contains more detailed instructions 
following the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to 
Biomedical Journals http://www.icmje.org/manuscript_1prepare.html. In 
case of difficulties while using the submission platform, please contact 
the conference technical team directly at technical at helina-online.org.

See the detailed Call for Participation on 
http://conf.helina-online.org/index.php/2014/index/ for further details

Submission deadline:  				16 June 2014 (If you need an extension, please 
contact spc at helina-online.org)
Notification of acceptance of submissions: 	18 August 2014
Camera-ready paper deadline:  			8 September 2014
Conference: 					11 – 15 October 2014

General Chair of the Conference:  		Ghislain Kouematchoua, 
hcs at helina-online.org
Local organizing Committee Chair:  		Nutefe E. Achoribo, 
hcs at helina-online.org
Scientific Programme Committee Chair:	        Nicky Mostert-Phipps, 
spc at helina-online.org
Scientific Programme Committee Co-Chair: 	Samuel Bosomprah, 
spc at helina-online.org
Scientific Programme Committee Co-Chair:  	Frank Verbeke, 
spc at helina-online.org

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