IMIHO January 2022 Newsletter

IMIHO Annual Newsletter (2022)

Our annual newsletter has been published, in  order  to  summarize  current progress and tangible results, as well as raise awareness about past and future activities. 

The content is unclassified and you may freely forward the newsletter to any person, directly or indirectly related to Military Medicine. 

Your feedback, ideas and future participation to our activities is very important to our community.

Lt. Andrei Ionut Carausu passed away

Lt. Andrei Ionut Carausu passed away

With great sorrow, we have to announce that Lt. Andrei Ionut Carausu – IMIHO National Administrator for Romania passed away on 17 January 2022. Andrei was a highly skilled professional and dedicated military officer. A valuable member of the IMIHO community, who was recently presented with the IMIHO Award, Andrei will be greatly missed, but not forgotten. May he rest in peace.

33rd Tech WG Meeting – 15th IMIHO Users Meeting

33rd Tech WG Meeting – 15th IMIHO Users Meeting

The 15th Interconnection of Military Hospitals (IMIHO) Users’ Meeting took place virtually on 8th December 2021, organized by Bucharest.
 
Ms Daniela GRIGOROVA, SEDM Director opened the Meeting by emphasizing the importance of the Project and expressed his appreciation for tangible results and outputs, achieved so far, at no cost to nations.
 
An IMIHO Awards Ceremony took place to honor individuals who distinguished themselves by providing valuable support and assistance to the activities of the Project.
 
A Webinar on “IMIHO as an online multinational Research Collaboration Platform”, featuring an extensive program, composed of diverse and informational presentations on topics of common interest, moderated by the IMIHO Chairman. During the session, Nations proposed ideas on medical research topics, associated -directly or indirectly- with Military Medicine, with the purpose to identify research areas of common interest for future collaboration. Nations proposed specific research topics that will be distributed for further action. Presentation recordings and slides will be published to the IMIHO Portal.
 
The 33rd IMIHO Technical Working Group (TWG) Meeting took place virtually on 7 December 2021. During the event, the IMIHO Chairman elaborated on the significant progress and tangible outcomes achieved, as well as the planned way-ahead. A fruitful dialog produced several action items of common interest and benefits. Specific actions were decided, aiming at further enriching the IMIHO Portal, enhancing functions and services offered at no cost to users, including subprojects, webinars and online medical training, both theoretical and practical. Finally, preliminary planning took place pertaining to the “Establishment of Online Medical Services” Subproject, recently authorized by the SEDM Ministers. Finally, a post-deployment briefing on the new version (2) of the IMIHO Portal was presented.
 
We hope that these multinational activities will bring the national health care communities closer, provide an online medium for information and expertise exchange, while conducting training, fostering scientific and academic collaboration among professionals of the Health Care Institutions, serving Military personnel. Finally, it is our hope that the Webinar and future activities will help towards bringing soon an end to the ongoing pandemic situation.
 
The Chairman expressed his appreciation for the invaluable support of SEDM-CC/PMSC Director and Secretariat, to Bucharest personnel for their efforts to organize this event as well as all Presenters and Participants for their attendance.
 

The presentations and video recordings of the event are available here (registration required).

A pilot study of the depression, anxiety and stress in Greek military personnel during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic

The ongoing SARS- CoV-2 pandemic is a global health crisis which poses many psychological research challenges. The objective of this study was to evaluate the responsiveness and validity of depression, anxiety and stress in a representative cohort of Hellenic military personnel using the short version of the Greek military version of the Depression–Anxiety–Stress Scales-21 (DASS-21) questionnaire.

You can download the full article, as published in BMJ Journals, by clicking here (registration required).

14th IMIHO Users Meeting

14th IMIHO Users Meeting - Webinar on Intensive Care

The 14th Interconnection of Military Hospitals (IMIHO) Users’ Meeting took place virtually on 25 May 2021. Mr. Petro KOÇI, SEDM-CC/PMSC Chairman opened the Webinar by emphasizing the importance of the Project and expressed his appreciation for tangible results and outputs, achieved so far, at no cost to nations.

An IMIHO Awards Ceremony took place to honor individuals who distinguished themselves by providing valuable support and assistance to the activities of the Project.

A Webinar was executed via the IMIHO dedicated teleconference platform, that focused on Intensive Care, moderated by the IMIHO Chairman, composed of diverse and informational presentations. During the session, Nations presented their infrastructure and capabilities, as well as sharing their experiences and contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants from six Nations, as well as the SEDM Secretariat had the opportunity to exchange their expert opinions, views and experiences, as well as elaborate on lessons learned and way-ahead. Presentation recordings and slides will be published to the IMIHO Portal.

Participants from seven Nations, as well as the SEDM Secretariat had the opportunity to receive an extensive briefing, composed of diverse and informational presentations on Intensive Care related topics, such as national perspectives and military contribution, scientific presentations and best practices, information systems and others.

The webinar was recorded and is available at our website (registration required).

IMIHO January 2021 Newsletter

IMIHO Annual Newsletter

Our annual newsletter has been published, in  order  to  summarize  current progress and tangible results, as well as raise awareness about past and future activities. 

The content is unclassified and you may freely forward the newsletter to any person, directly or indirectly related to Military Medicine. 

Your feedback, ideas and future participation to our activities is very important to our community.

Webinar on COVID-19

The 13th Interconnection of Military Hospitals (IMIHO) Users’ Meeting took place virtually on 17 December 2020, in collaboration with “Celio” Military Hospital in Rome. A Webinar was executed via IMIHO dedicated teleconference platform, that focused on the contributions, challenges and experiences of the Military health care personnel during the ongoing pandemic crisis.    

Participants from seven Nations, as well as the SEDM Secretariat had the opportunity to receive an extensive briefing, composed of diverse and informational presentations on COVID-19 related topics, such as national perspectives and military contribution, evacuation of patients, diagnosis, triage/bed allocation priority and software development.  The duration of the Webinar was extended, due to the enthusiastic willingness of Participants to engage into conversation and exchange their expert opinions, views and experiences, as well as elaborate on lessons learned and way-ahead.

The presentations, as well as the videos of the Webinar are available in our website (registration required).

Military Medical Metrics

The IMIHO Technical Working Group (TWG) prepared a proposal document, titled “Military Medical Metrics” that aims at collecting and sharing performance information related to medical operations, in order to produce actionable conclusions regarding efficiency and effectiveness of Hospitals. The proposal has been authorized by the Ministers of the SEDM Nations, during the SEDM Ministerial Meeting, hosted by Athens and performed via VTC on 15 Oct 2020.

The establishment and periodic evaluation of key indicators may improve the quality of medical services rendered to military personnel and identify sub-optimal areas.

The functionality and data will be implemented, after determination of requirements, including security considerations and protection of personal information, as well as national and user feedback.

The proposal will be implemented as a service to the IMIHO Portal, without cost to nations, under provisions of the “IMIHO Guidance and Framework” Document. Further details will be provided in the future.

The proposal documents are available in our website (registration required).

IMIHO January 2020 Newsletter

IMIHO Annual Newsletter

Our annual newsletter has been published, in  order  to  summarize  current progress and tangible results, as well as raise awareness about past and future activities. 

The content is unclassified and you may freely forward the newsletter to any person, directly or indirectly related to Military Medicine. 

Your feedback, ideas and future participation to our activities is very important to our community.

IMIHO January 2019 Newsletter

IMIHO Annual Newsletter

Our annual newsletter has been published, in  order  to  summarize  current progress and tangible results, as well as raise awareness about past and future activities. 

The content is unclassified and you may freely forward the newsletter to any person, directly or indirectly related to Military Medicine. 

Your feedback, ideas and future participation to our activities is very important to our community.