CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Yearb Med Inform 2018; 27(01): 007-009
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1641214
IAHSI Paper
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart

Visions for IAHSI, the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics

Reinhold Haux
1  Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig - Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School, Germany
2  Past President and Honorary Fellow of IMIA, the International Medical Informatics Association Fellow of IAHSI, the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics
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Publication Date:
29 August 2018 (online)

  

Summary

These visions for IAHSI, the newly founded International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (“the Academy”), include the following principles, in order of descending priority: (1) The Academy should attempt to contribute to the health of the people in our world, (2) the Academy should be engaged in advising governments and organizations on developing health and science through informatics, (3) the Academy should stimulate progress in informatics research, education, and practice, (4) Academy members should share and exchange knowledge, (5) the Academy's structure and organization should follow the tradition of scientific societies, (6) Academy membership is one of the highest honors in informatics internationally, (7) the Academy should meet where the International Medical Informatics Association meets, and (8) the Academy's structure and organization should be lean and unbiased. These visions have been put forward for discussion specifically but not exclusively to the inaugural class of the Academy, organized at the 2018 Medical Informatics Europe conference, with its distinguished members.

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3 „Addendum Eligibility and Criteria for Election to Membership in the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI)

3 Membership in the International Academy is intended to be honorific, prestigious, and indicative of substantial achievements, generally with international impact, in the area of biomedical and health informatics. Accordingly, the nomination or election of a candidate for membership should not be taken likely.

3 To be eligible for election, a nominee should meet the following criteria:

3 - Accomplishment: The candidate should generally have a high level of training and experience, recognized research achievement and contribution, educational impact, and/or other significant leadership in biomedical and health informatics over a minimum of ten years, and often for much longer.

3 - Recognition: In those countries or regions where this is possible, it is pertinent if the candidate is an elected member of an academy of sciences or a similar organization.

3 - Global Engagement: The candidate should be engaged internationally. International involvement can be demonstrated through international activities, in particular in research, publication, education, and/or through international leadership roles in IMIA or in one of the regional international medical informatics organizations of IMIA.”