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Nursing Midwifery in Digital Health

NMiDH 2024
The Nursing Midwifery in Digital Health Conference (#NMiDH24), Australia’s only dedicated nursing and midwifery informatics event will return in 2024 with a new format.
#NMiDH24 will be on Saturday 3 August 2024 and dedicated optional workshops on Sunday 4 August at the Brisbane Convention Centre before HIC.

In line with the theme of HIC 2024, the Nursing Midwifery in Digital Health … It Starts with Us conference aims to inspire nurses and midwives to become digitally empowered in the future delivery of care to achieve quality outcomes across all healthcare settings.

Call for Papers

Submissions are encouraged across a range of healthcare settings including public and private hospitals, nursing, primary care, indigenous, aged and community care and multi-cultural services.

We invite authors to submit their research, projects, innovations, experiences, and learnings that will enable nurses and midwives to achieve increased confidence and capability in the use of digital health in their practice.

Our three themes are Digital professionalism, Data and information enabled care and Leadership and Advocacy.

17 APR

Abstract and Paper Submissions Close

17 April 2024

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Speaker Registration Closes

12 June 2024

May 11

Speaker Notifications

11 May 2024

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Final PowerPoint Slides Due

24 July 2024

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Final Papers and Speaker Acceptances Due

27 May 2024

Oral Presentation Submission

Papers are descriptions of original research on the use of information methods, systems and technologies to improve the quality and safety of care, enhance care outcomes, promote patient-centred care, facilitate translational research, enable precision medicine, and improve education and skills in digital health.

Accepted papers will be allocated a 15-minute presentation in the concurrent program

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Paper Guidelines
  • Maximum of six pages in length, including references
  • The following paper structure must be used: Abstract (150 – 200 words), Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, and Address for Correspondence
  • Students: typically have the mentor/teacher/guide as the senior author, as well as any other collaborators, mentors or authors

ios press The abstract will be made available on the conference app. The paper will be published in IOS Press, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics unless selected for submission to the Applied Clinical Informatics Journal for consideration.

Poster Submission Guidelines

Poster submissions are descriptions of original research on the use of information methods, systems and technologies to improve the quality and safety of care, enhance care outcomes, promote patient-centred care, facilitate translational research, enable precision medicine, and improve education and skills in informatics.

Accepted papers will have their poster displayed digitally at HIC 2024. There will be an opportunity for pre-recorded audio to accompany the poster. The poster will be made available on the conference app. Detailed information about poster displays will be provided in June 2024.

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Poster Guidelines
  • Maximum of two pages in length, including references
  • The following paper structure must be used: Abstract (75 – 100 words), Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, and Address for Correspondence. The discussion section may be removed
  • Students: typically have the mentor/teacher/guide as the senior author, as well as any other collaborators, mentors or authors

ios pressThe poster will be made available on the conference app. The poster will be published in IOS Press, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics unless selected for submission to the Applied Clinical Informatics Journal for consideration.

Tracks, Themes and Topics

Digital professionalism – encompassing the professional standards within the digital healthcare environment

  • Creating the digital future for nurses and midwives
  • Preparing the future nursing and midwifery workforce
  • Digital literacy amongst nurses and midwives
  • Protecting the providers and recipients of our care through digital security and privacy
  • The scope of nursing and midwifery practice in a digital healthcare environment
  • The consequences of digital poverty
  • Digital identity and why it is so important to master
  • Role of nursing/midwifery informatics in contributing to climate justice

Data and information enabled care – encompassing quality in the capture, creation, use, and analysis of clinical data

  • Role of nurses and midwives in the management of data
  • Translation of nursing and midwifery data to information, knowledge, and wisdom
  • Data informed decision making
  • Digital health governance
  • New models of care in response to technology
  • The impact of digital health on nursing/midwifery practice
  • Data standardisation

Leadership and advocacy – encompassing the active involvement of nurses and midwives in leading digital health policy and vision

  • Partnering with recipients of care/consumers about data collection, access, and use
  • Educating colleagues and consumers about digital health initiatives
  • Advocating for consumer access to digital health initiatives
  • Championing the use of digital health technologies
  • Influencing organisational and jurisdictional digital health strategies
  • Advocating for digital initiatives at a local, national, and international level
  • Promoting emerging digital health initiatives
  • Leading the design, implementation, and evaluation of digital health technologies
  • Changing roles of leaders and teams in digital health