First International Workshop on

Cloud based Health INformatics (CHIN 2019)

January 4, 2019

IISc, Bangalore, India


Colocated with

20th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2019)


Health Informatics is an emerging research area which deals with merging technology with medical research to provide better healthcare options to citizens of a nation. Health Informatics requires techniques and technologies to acquire, store, retrieve and use healthcare information so as to foster better collaboration between healthcare providers and patients. The most important purpose of health informatics is to deliver the effective, reliable and low cost health care to patients and provide information for healthcare reforms. U.S. National Library of Medicine defines health informatics as “the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption, and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management, and planning”. Industries and governments have identified this as a thrust area for research and development.

The main research of Health Informatics in a computing perspective is to identify technology solutions to improve everyday wellness by using principles of information technology, cloud computing, analytics and prediction. Focus of Health Informatics include: topics on e-health, electronic patient records; knowledge management, data and text mining and analytics ; support for clinical decision-making, evidence-based practice, prediction; healthcare applications of mobile (mhealth) and pervasive digital technologies; applications of social media technologies and services; telecare and telehealth; security and confidentiality of health care data; modeling of healthcare service usage, evaluation and use of healthcare IT, barriers and enablers to adoption, design and development methodologies, innovations and future developments in healthcare technologies and applications etc. Health Informatics offers immense research opportunities that can improve the quality of life of people. This emerging area need due attention from the computing community so as to maximize the discussion and research progress. This International workshop is organized in this context.