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Evolution of Trends in European Medical Informatics

George I. Mihalas Abstract This presentation attempts to analyze the trends in Medical Informatics along half a century, in the European socio-political and technological development context. Based on the major characteristics which seem dominant in some periods, a staging is proposed, with a description of each period and ndash; the context, major ideas, views and [...]

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A Short Factography About IMIA and EFMI

Jacob Hofdijk, Patrick Weber, John Mantas, George Mihalas, Izet Masic Abstract International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and European Federation of Medical Informatics are scientific associations which represents Health/Medical informatics as scientific and profesional disciplines. Those associations have long tradition in spreading knowledge, experiences and strategies in organization, practical applications and education within Health, Medical and [...]

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The 50th Anniversary IMIA History of Medical Informatics Project

Casimir A. Kulikowski Abstract At the meeting of the IMIA Board in 2009 in Hiroshima, it approved an IMIA 50th Anniversary History Project to produce a historical volume and other materials to commemorate the anniversary of the foundation of the predecessor of IMIA and ndash;the IFIP-TC4 in 1967. A Taskforce was organized under the direction [...]

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Five Periods in Development of Medical Informatics

Izet Masic Abstract Medical informatics, as scientific discipline, has to do with all aspects of understanding and promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care. While the field of Medical informatics shares the general scope of these interests with some other health care specialities and disciplines, Medical (Health) informatics has [...]

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Special Tribute on Morris F. Collen: Charismatic Leader of Medical Informatics

Marion Ball, Donald Lindberg, Izet Masic Abstract This editorial is dedicated in honor of Morris F. Collen, MD, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics. During his remarkable career, Dr. Collen's has made many important contributions not only to the field of medical informatics, but also to the public health and the creation of [...]

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About the Beginnings of Medical Informatics in Europe

Francis Roger France Abstract The term and ldquo;Informatics and rdquo; was created in 1962 from two words, information and automatic, and covers all techniques, information concepts and applications of computers. Among them, medicine is the field where we will describe some factors of development in Europe since the late sixties. It took some time for [...]

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History of Medical Informatics in Europe – a Short Review by Different Approach

George Mihalas, Jana Zvarova, Casimir Kulikowski, Marion Ball, Jan van Bemmel, Arie Hasman, Izet Masic, Diane Whitehouse, Barry Barber Abstract The panel intended to collect data, opinions and views for a systematic and multiaxial approach for a comprehensive presentation of and ldquo;History of Medical Informatics and rdquo;, treating both general (global) characteristics, but emphasizing the [...]

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The Early History of European Federation of Medical Informatics

Hans E. Peterson Abstract The story of the European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI) can be looked upon as one of the followers from the early days of the development of Societies and federations for persons interested in Information Technology and in cooperation and exchange of information and technology, not only in countries but also [...]

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Reflections On the Development of Medical Informatics

Barry Barber, Maureen Scholes Abstract The recording of numbers appears to pre-date the emergence of writing and excavations of the clay tablets of civilisations in the Middle East have shown that clay tablets were used to keep account of activities undertaken in a systematic fashion. Correspondingly, various forms of abacus have been used types of [...]

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An Abridged History of Medical Informatics Education in Europe

Arie Hasman, John Mantas, Tatyana Zarubina Abstract This contribution presents the development of medical informatics education in Europe. It does not discuss all developments that took place. Rather it discerns several themes that indicate the progress in the field, starting from the initiation phase to the final quality control phase. . [Acta Inform Med 2014; [...]

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