The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) has concluded a lengthy election process of living leaders in health informatics worldwide, who became the first class of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).

The Academy will serve as an honour society that recognizes expertise in biomedical and health informatics internationally. Academy Membership will be one of the highest honours in the international field of biomedical and health informatics.

The Academy will play an important role in exchanging knowledge, providing education and training, and producing policy documents, e.g., recommendations and position statements and will be an international forum for peers in biomedical and health informatics.

The election process was led by Internationally renowned Health Informatics leaders, Dr Ted Shortliffe and Dr Patrice Degoulet, as well as IMIA’s  President Dr Hyeoun-Ae Park and President-Elect Dr Christoph Lehmann.

The first class of the Academy will be inducted during the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics in Hangzhou, China from 21 -25  August 2017.

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About IMIA 

IMIA is the world body for health and biomedical informatics and an ‘association of associations’. IMIA provides informatics leadership and expertise to the multidisciplinary health-focused community and to policy makers, to enable the transformation of healthcare in accord with the world-wide vision of improving the health of the world population.