International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)

Association internationale d'informatique médicale

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Founded by B-XC1828 - International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), as a Special Interest Group replacing the former IFIP Technical Committee 4 'Information Processing in Health Care and Biomedical Research'. Statutes most recently updated, 12 Sep 2010, Cape Town (South Africa).


Promote informatics in health care and biomedical research; move theory into practice by linking academic and research informaticians with care givers, consultants, vendors and vendor-based researchers; promote cross fertilization of health informatics information across geographical and professional boundaries; serve as a catalyst for worldwide health information infrastructures for patient care and health research; monitor the range of special interest areas and focus support on new developments; minimize fragmentation between scientific and operational medical informaticians; harmonize competing organizations that emerge to address informatics issues; adapt to changes in the medical informatics marketplace and discipline.


2027 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates – MedInfo : World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
2025-08-09 | Taipei, Taiwan – MedInfo : World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
2024-08-25 | Athens, Greece – General Assembly
2024-07-28 | Manchester, UK – International Congress on Nursing Informatics

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General Assembly; Board; Executive Committee; Secretariat. Standing and Ad Hoc Advisory Committees (5); Special Interest Groups. Includes: International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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