Yearb Med Inform 2017; 26(01): 309-310
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1635074
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European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) - A Brief Outline

Alexander Hörbst
1  EFMI Press and Information Officer, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Research Division for eHealth and Telemedicine, Austria
Alfred Winter
2  EFMI Secretary, Leipzig University, Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology, Leipzig,Germany
Christian Lovis
3  EFMI President, University of Geneva, Division of Medical Information Sciences, Switzerland
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Publication Date:
05 February 2018 (online)



The European Federation for Medical Informatics Association (EFMI), a federation of national societies in 30 countries, is the leading organization in medical informatics in Europe. EFMI is organized as a non-profit organization concerned with the theory and practice of Information Science and Technology within Health and Health Science in a European context. The objectives when founded in 1976 were:

  • To advance international co-operation and dissemination of information in Medical Informatics on a European basis;

  • To promote high standards in the application of medical informatics;

  • To promote research and development in medical informatics;

  • To encourage high standards in education in medical informatics;

  • To function as the autonomous European Regional Council of IMIA