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On March 05. and 06. 2019 the 15th symposium of the German Association for Documentation and Information Management in Medicine (DVMD) took place. The event reflected the complete range of medical documentation.
The conference under the motto “building bridges between medicine, informatics, biometrics and epidemiology” covered a variety of subjects linked to health information management, such as
– clinical research
– clinical documentation
– clinical data management
– tumor documentation
– statistics and epidemiology
The DVMD conferences are an informative cross-section of all relevant topics relating to documentation and information management in medicine. Each symposium always deals with one main topic. In 2019, it was the influence of digitalization in medicine. Due to the large amount of data from heterogeneous sources, which are produced in different quality and in different formats, the interaction of information technology and medical knowledge will take on a new significance.
The keynotes and presentations at the conference highlighted how medical information management can build bridges between medicine, computer science, biometrics and epidemiology and thus provide a basis for further medical development. During the congress, the possibilities from the point of view of biometrics and epidemiology were also demonstrated. This year, the workshops were increasingly in the field of clinical research. However, there was also a workshop on classification, which took up the topic of ICD-11. This workshop gave a good insight into the current status.
The session on “Process support through IT systems – opportunities and challenges” provided insight into current developments in health IT. In addition, the session entitled “DVMD Working Group: Further Development of the Consolidated Document List (KDL) – pointed out the Status Quo and Best Practice” of this topic.
Within this conference DVMD launched a Position paper on the topic “Strengthening training in medical information management”, the recommendations of the DVMD were not only strengthen the professional image, but also contribute significantly to the ability of healthcare institutions to meet challenges such as eHealth, Digitization, Big Data, Interoperability, Terminology, Classifications, etc. Information Managers in Medicine are Essential in Healthcare.
Angelika Haendel, MA
IFHIMA Immediate Past President