This track focuses on practices and challenges of collection, circulation and uses of masses of bio- and health information in biomedical research, clinical work, administration or personal health care, and on the ways bioinformation management shapes medical practices and institutions.
According to the vision by Leroy Hood, the future medicine will be 'predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory'. This 4 P medicine is also data driven, because it requires and is able to mobilize massive amounts of data related to people's health, lifestyles and biological functioning of the individuals and populations in all fields of health care: in biomedical research, in administration oh health care institutions, and even in clinical practice and personal health care. A crucial requirement for utilization of masses of heterogeneous and often fragmented bio- and health information is sophisticated and efficient information management that is able to combine different forms of information in an appropriate manner, modify information and knowledge for a wide range of uses, and guarantee fast and flexible circulation of information. Discussion of this track will concentrate on the rationales, practices and problems in collection, storage, circulation and uses of information in a massive scale in today's medicine, with a special focus on impacts of digitalization in bioinformation management. We call for papers, first, about actual practices and challenges of bioinformation management in the settings of biomedical research, clinical work, administration or personal health care, and, second, about the ways collection, storage, circulation and uses of bioinformation shape medical practices and institutions.