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Papers welcomed as part of upcoming health conference

by Mark Schwerin

June 9, 2011 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO--Scholars of many stripes are invited to submit papers on nearly 30 topics related to the first International Conference on Health Information Technology and Advancement set for Oct. 28 at Western Michigan University.

The conference committee is calling for submissions of full research and position papers in English and containing original and unpublished results by Friday, July 15. Papers should be six to 12 pages in American Psychological Association format. Papers exceeding 12 pages will be subject to revision.

Scholars should submit papers online. Submission details, including a list of paper topics, can be found at Those submitting papers will receive acceptance notification by Aug. 1.

With the theme "Repositioning Health Care through Relationships and Health Information Technology--Let's Make a Difference," the conference is being put on by the WMU Center for Health Information Technology Advancement and the Relationship-Centered Care Network of South West Michigan.

Conference details and registration can be found on the WMU Center for Health Information Technology Advancement website.

For more information, contact Dr. Bernard Han, professor of business information systems and CHITA director, at (269) 598-2284; Dr. Sharie Falan, assistant professor of nursing and CHITA associate director, at (269) 760-0955; or Jackie Wylie at (269) 323-2466.