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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

IFHE-EU 2015 participants are invited to submit abstracts to the Congress within the general theme “How to use technology and innovations to increase productivity and quality?” and more precisely within the following topics:

  • Economy
  • Organisations and processes
  • Architecture and design
  • Electricity and communication
  • Medical engineering
  • Building maintenance, environment and energy saving

The abstracts can be submitted in English or in Finnish; two of the three abstract sessions will be held in English and one in Finnish. All accepted abstracts will be presented as oral presentations and published in the Congress Programme & Abstracts book and/or on USB stick. Please note also that the abstract presenters are asked to allow the publication of their oral presentation slides on the Congress website www.eche2015.fi after the congress.

The abstracts are submitted through the Oxford Abstracts online submission system.

The maximum number of words in the abstract body text is 450

Link to the submission system

Abstract submission deadline: extended until 31 January 2015

The abstracts that will be accepted to the final congress program will be chosen by the scientific committee and the speakers will be informed by 18 February 2015. If you do not receive information by that date, please contact immediately the Congress Office congress-office@utu.fi.

Important: In order to maintain the abstract in the programme, the author, marked in the submission system as the presenting author, must register as a congress participant and pay the congress participation fee by 1 April 2015. IFHE offers a 50% discount of the registration fee for the presenting authors with an accepted abstract (one presenter/abstract).

If you have any questions or problems concerning the abstract handling, please contact the Congress Office for further information: congress-office@utu.fi

 

Below are some suggestions for the topics of the presentations
Economy:

  • How big share of their gross national product European countries spend money on healthcare?
  • How to keep costs, quality and productivity in balance

Organisations and processes:

  • Public healthcare organisations towards better productivity
  • How to use technology and new innovations to increase productivity, efficiency and quality in hospitals.
  • How to use technology and new innovations to increase productivity, efficiency and quality in hospitals.
  • Public and private healthcare as co-operators
  • Healthcare and hospitals as a  part of surrounding life
  • How to use lean-thinking in hospital design
  • Processing organization in hospital – way to better patient satisfaction with lower costs

Architecture and design:

  • Doctors and nurses as a part of the hospital design team
  • New way to make contract agreements to build better  and cheaper hospitals

Electricity and communication:

  • Electrical power independency of hospitals from public power systems- capacity and solutions
  • VOIP-communication to reduce costs and telecommunication backup systems in hospital
  • Better electrical power network with black out tests in the hospital
  • Solar panels part of electrical power network of the building
  • Solar collectors to increase efficiency of energy consumption

Medical engineering:

  • Maintenance service software to improve patient security of medical equipment
  • Patient monitoring system part of general data communication  system – possibilities and threats
  • The roles of staff in technical department and companies concerning medical equipment
  • Security checking in medical equipment
  • Module operating theatres

Building maintenance, environment and energy saving:

  • Re-cycling to reduce waste
  • Regulations of high hygiene water systems; practical solutions
  • Indoor quality problems in hospitals – benchmarking case study in Finnish and European hospitals