IMIA | International Medical Informatics Association

IMIA

The International Medical Informatics Association is an independent organization established under Swiss law in 1989. IMIA was originally established in 1967 as Technical Committee 4 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP – www.ifip.org). In 1979, it evolved from a Special Interest Group of IFIP to its current status as a fully independent organization.

IMIA continues to maintain its relationship with IFIP as an affiliate organization. IMIA also has close ties with the World Health Organization (WHO – www.who.int) as a NGO (Non Government Organization), and with the International Federation of Health Information Management (IFHIMA). IMIA is also a Liaison A category organisation in cooperation with ISO (ISO liaison).

Purpose, Goals, Objectives

IMIA plays a major global role in the application of information science and technology in the fields of healthcare and research in medical, health and bio-informatics. The basic goals and objectives of the association are to:

  • promote informatics in health care and research in health, bio and medical informatics.
  • advance and nurture international cooperation.
  • to stimulate research, development and routine application.
  • move informatics from theory into practice in a full range of health delivery settings, from physician’s office to acute and long term care.
  • further the dissemination and exchange of knowledge, information and technology.
  • promote education and responsible behaviour.
  • represent the medical and health informatics field with the World Health Organization and other international professional and governmental organizations.

 

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