Specific topics of interest for this conference cover various facets of health informatics research, including but not limited to the following:
          1. Information technologies for healthcare delivery and management
          - Comparative effectiveness research
          - Consumer health and wellness informatics applications
          - E-commerce in health informatics 
          - Economics of health computing (e.g., cost-benefit analysis)
          - E-learning for spreading health informatics awareness
          - Health informatics education
          - Healthcare delivery in developing countries
          - Healthcare workflow management
          - Information technologies for alternative medicine
          - Information technologies for healthcare service delivery
          - Information technologies for hospital management
          - Information technologies for the management of patient safety and clinical outcomes
          - Medical compliance automation for patients and institutions
          - Organizational impacts of health information technologies
          - Public health informatics
          - Social studies of health information technologies
          - Technology informatics guiding educational reform
          - Telecare
          - Telemedicine
          - Virtual conferencing systems for healthcare

      2. Health data acquisition, management, and visualization

          - Continuous monitoring and streaming technologies for healthcare
          - Data model for health information system
          - Disease profiling and personalized treatment
          - Display and visualization of medical data
          - Intelligent medical devices and sensors
          - Medical data management
          - Medical signal acquisition, archiving, and communication
          - RFID solutions for healthcare
          - Technologies for capturing and documenting clinical encounter information in electronic systems
          - Virtual and augmented reality for healthcare
          - Virtual patients

      3. Healthcare knowledge management and decision support

          - Business intelligence and data warehousing for healthcare
          - Cognitive and decision support systems
          - Computational intelligence methodologies for healthcare
          - Computational support for patient-centered and evidence-based care
          - Computer support for surgical intervention
          - Computer-aided diagnosis
          - Healthcare knowledge abstraction, classification, and summarization 
          - Healthcare knowledge computerization, execution, inference, management, and representation
          - Medical recommender systems
          - Semantic Web, linked data, ontology, and healthcare

      4. Healthcare modeling and simulation

          - Biomedical modeling and simulation
          - Disease diagnostic models
          - Disease prognostic models
          - Epidemiological modeling
          - Health risk evaluation and modeling
          - Operations research methods for healthcare
          - Optimization models for planning and recommending therapies
          - Personalized predictive modeling for clinical management (e.g., cancer, trauma, diabetes mellitus, sleep disorders, substance abuse)
          - Physiological modeling

      5. Data analytics, data mining, and machine learning

          - Analytics for clinical care
          - Biomarker discovery and biomedical model development
          - Biomedical data mining
          - Biomedical pattern recognition
          - Cleaning, pre-processing, and ensuring quality and integrity of medical data
          - Data analytics for healthcare quality assurance
          - Healthcare workflow mining
          - Large-scale longitudinal mining of medical records
          - Medical insurance fraud detection
          - Medical signal analysis and processing
          - Natural language processing and text mining for biomedical literature, clinical notes, and health consumer texts
          - Statistics and quality of medical data
          - Survival analysis and health hazard evaluations
          - Visual analytics for healthcare

      6. Health information system engineering

          - Acceptance testing for healthcare systems and applications 
          - Cloud computing for healthcare
          - Database design for health information systems
          - Experiences of building health information systems
          - Health IT project management
          - Health software architecture, framework, design, and engineering
          - Health systems simulation
          - High-performance computing for healthcare
          - Multi-agent systems for healthcare
          - System integration for healthcare
          - Trustworthy and secure infrastructures for health information systems

      7. Health information systems

          - Applications in electronic health records
          - Clinical information systems
          - Consumer and clinician health information needs, seeking, sharing, and use
          - Development and implementation of medical data and vocabulary standards
          - Evaluation of health information systems
          - E-visit system
          - Health digital library
          - Health information systems for chronic disease management
          - Information retrieval for health applications
          - Intelligent personal health records
          - Issues involving interoperability and data representation in healthcare delivery
          - Keyword and multifaceted search over structured electronic health records
          - Open-source software for healthcare 
          - Pharmaco- and pharmacy informatics systems
          - Privacy in healthcare
          - Security in healthcare
          - System software for clinical studies and translational research

      8. Healthcare communication networks and environments

          - Assistive and adaptive ubiquitous computing technologies for healthcare
          - Collaboration technologies for healthcare
          - Computer games for healthcare
          - E-communities, social networks, and social media for patients and caregivers
          - Health portals 
          - Healthcare communication system performance and adaptability
          - Peer-to-peer networks for healthcare
          - Sensor networks and systems for pervasive healthcare
          - Social media analysis and mining for healthcare applications

      9. Interactions with health information technologies

          - Accessibility and Web-enabled technologies for healthcare
          - Affective computing for healthcare
          - Automated generation of textual document and multimedia content for healthcare
          - Biological effects of medical devices
          - Bio-surveillance
          - Communication interventions between patients and care providers
          - Consumer health literacy, numeracy, and graphicacy
          - Human factors (ergonomics) in health information systems
          - Medical biometrics
          - Medical robotics
          - Physiological computing (e.g., brain computer interface)
          - Speech, gesture, and handwriting acquisition and recognition for healthcare
          - Usability studies in healthcare
          - User-interface design for medical devices and health software