33rd Tech WG Meeting – 15th IMIHO Users Meeting

Invitation to 33rd Tech WG Meeting – 15th IMIHO Users Meeting

I am very pleased to announce that Bucharest will host the 33rd IMIHO/Tech WG Meeting, that will be held on 7 December 2021 (Tuesday) on 1100hrs (Bucharest local time). The 15th IMIHO Users meeting will be held on 8 December 2021 (Wednesday) on 1100hrs (Bucharest local time).  Due to the ongoing pandemic and health care protocols, both events will be hosted virtually (teleconference) via the IMIHO Portal (www.imiho.org), with Athens as Host Nation. The topics that will be discussed during the Meetings are presented in the attached Agenda document.  
 

During the 15th IMIHO Users Meeting,  the following events will take place:

(1)  The IMIHO Award Ceremony, for delivery of Awards to recipients.

(2) A Webinar titled as “IMIHO as an online multinational Research Collaboration Platform”. All participating nations are strongly encouraged to provide a briefing with specific proposals in an effort to identify areas of common research. It is strongly that the Research Offices of Hospitals are engaged and propose collaboration projects (for example exchange of COVID-19 info) that will be considered for Group Projects, according to the procedures already established in the “IMIHO Guidance and Framework” document, authorized by the Ministers.

More information is 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.