CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Yearb Med Inform 2020; 29(01): 011-014
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1701971
IAHSI Papers
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart

The International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI): IMIAs Academy is Now Established and on Track

Reinhold Haux
1  Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics of TU Braunschweig and Hannover Medical School, Germany
Marion J. Ball
2  Healthcare Informatics, Center for Computational Health, IBM Research, USA
Michio Kimura
3  Medical Informatics Department, School of Medicine, Hamamatsu University, Shizuoka, Japan
Fernando Martin-Sanchez
4  Digital Health Research Department, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Paula Otero
5  Department of Health Informatics, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Elaine Huesing
6  International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
Sabine Koch
7  Health Informatics Centre, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Christoph U. Lehmann
8  Clinical Informatics Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
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Publication History

Publication Date:
17 April 2020 (online)


Objectives: To summarize the major activities of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI) from 2018 until 2019, and to provide an outline of actions planned for 2020.

Method: Reporting about these activities and actions by the members of the Academy's first Board.

Results: Academy bylaws were accepted by the Academy Plenary and the IMIA General Assembly on August 25th, 2019 and August 26th, 2019, respectively. Academy's strategy and focus areas were developed. Based on the Academy's eligibility criteria, the 2018/2019 Class made of 26 new Academy Fellows was elected. Future activities will concentrate on building taskforces for developing and implementing major Academy focus areas.

Conclusions: We are glad to report that the Academy is strong and thriving.