ProRec România
Asociaţia Română pentru Evidenţa Electronică a Datelor Medicale

Winter School 2014
Strategies for Better Health Information
Predeal, Romania


in cooperation with
EFMI HIME Health Information Management for Europe,
EFMI EDU Education in Health Informatics

EFMI HIIC Health Informatics for Interregional Communication
Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

IFHIMA-Europe and TelemedAllianz Bayern

The aim of the ProRec Summer School is to provide a forum to discuss achievements and actual experiences on specific topics in Medical Informatics. Its basis is innovative methods and approaches and it will enhance communication among the professional communities of health informatics.
The ProRec Summer School aims to provide introductory lectures to build the workforce that will enable clinically motivated use of IT to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare and public health.
The theme of the first ProRec Summer School (ProRecSS) is the implementation experience of eHealth data.  eHealth contributes to the success and sustainability of the future health care system. This ProRec Summer School will try to bring experience, innovation, new concepts and actual research and development into a discussion resulting in constructive results for a partnership for modernisation.
The goal of the ProRec Summer School is to provide an introduction and overview of health data management and biomedical informatics to those who will work at the interface of healthcare and information and communication technology (ICT). Special focus will be the "meaningful use" of electronic health records.

» General Information:

The organisations involved:
EuroRec (European Institute for Health Records) members
     ProRec Romania
     ProRec Germany
EFMI (European Federation for Medical Informatics) working groups
     HIIC Health Informatics for Interregional Communication
     HIME Health Information Management Europe
     EDU Education in health informatics
IFHIMA (International Federation for Health Information Management Associations)
     European members
Koch-Metschnikow-Forum Berlin
Romanian Academy for Medical Sciences
TelemedAllianz Bavaria

Prof. Mary Cleary, Irish Computer Society/ICS Skills/ HISI, Ireland
Prof. Rolf Engelbrecht, ProRec Germany
Prof. Mircea Focsa, UMF "Victor Babeş", Timişoara, Romania
Angelika Händel, IFHIMA, University Clinics Erlangen, Germany
Dr. Siegfried Jedamzik, GO IN practice network, Ingolstadt, Germany
Prof. Dipak Kalra, EuroRec, University College London
Prof. John Mantas, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Prof. George Mihalas, UMF "Victor Babes", Timisoara, Romania
Lorraine Nicholson, IFHIMA-EUROPE, Lancaster, UK
Prof. Lacramioara Stoicu-Tivadar, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania

- Overview of Field and Introduction to Medical Informatics and
Health Information Management
- Electronic Health Records principles, From HIM to eHIM
- Standards, Security, Privacy and Interoperability
- EHR Implementation, Communication and Use
- Coding, Classification and Statistics
- EHRs for Management, Decision Making and Research
- Future Technologies and their impact on Health Care Support
- Round Table on Capacity Building

Speranta Villa***, STR. TREI BRAZI, 60, Predeal, Brasov, 505300 (map)
Predeal can be reached by train from several cities in and outside Romania via Brasov or direct.
Transportation from Bucharest:
- by car: follow the main road from Bucharest to Brasov E60 (DN1). In the center of Predeal (140 km from Bucharest), head north on Mihail Săulescu Bulevard, toward Central Park and Panduri Street, then turn left onto Strada Trei Brazi and keep going for another 2,3 km.
- by train: From Bucharest Nord take IC 346 at 13.00 (arriving in Predeal at 14.50) (other options are IR trains - departure from Bucharest Nord at 10.00 or 11.10) From the Predeal Train Station a lot of cabs are available at reasonable prices (1,69-2,5 lei/km – 0,5 €/km )
- pick up from the airport could be arranged (price will be negotiated with the hotel on request)


» Program:

coming soon

» Registration & Accommodation Fees:

- Basic package – registration fee, 3 lunches, coffee breaks and social events – 100 €
- Double package – accommodation for 3 nights in a double room with 3 meals/day, registration fee, coffee breaks, social events – 150 €
- Standard package - accommodation for 3 nights in a single room with 3 meals/day, registration fee, coffee breaks, social events – 200 €
- Premium package – for industries representatives – includes the standard package for 1 person, a 30 minutes presentation and distribution/posting of promo materials. – 500 €
For each additional person from the same institution, the standard package fee will apply.


One single track, no session overlap
Well-recognized invited speakers
Session breaks and other opportunities for intensive discussion
Presentation language is English


Intended audience

Health care professionals/managers from:
- Healthcare providers (hospitals and GPs)
- Public services and
- Government
- Industries (IT, Pharma)



Registration Form

Online registration will be open starting with October 2014.
Considering the limited number of places (20), the participants will be confirmed on a first come first served basis but also based on a personal statement (which can be upload during the registration process).


Organisation and Programme

Mircea Focsa
chair Prorec Romania

Rolf Engelbreht
chair Prorec Germany