International Medical Informatics Association


The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is an independent organization established in 1967 as a technical committee of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). IMIA plays a major global role in the application of information science and technology in the fields of health care and research in medical, health and bio informatics. In the next few years IMIA plans to “bridge the knowledge gap” by providing medical research support to developing nations.


IMIA has four different membership levels.
  1. National Members - These represents individual countries. A "member" is a large society or group of societies. external image moz-screenshot.jpgexternal image moz-screenshot-1.jpg
  2. Institutional Members - These consist of corporate and academic members. For example these would include technology firms and universities.
  3. Affiliate Members - These consist of international organizations that share an interest in health informatics.
  4. Honorary Members - These consists of individuals who have earned a special title for their dedication to the field of medical informatics.

IMIA's Objectives:

  • Promote informatics in health care and research in health, bio and medical informatics.
  • Advance and nurture international cooperation.
  • Stimulate research, development and routine application.
  • Promote education and responsible behavior.
  • Leading the international medical and health informatics communities throughout the 21st century.
  • Promoting the cross-fertilization of health informatics information and knowledge across professional and geographical boundaries.

National Member Societies: