The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) has elected the first class of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI), and the membership includes a strong contingency of more than 30 informaticists from the United States.
The academy will serve as an honor society that recognizes expertise in biomedical and health informatics internationally. Academy membership will be one of the highest honors in the international field of biomedical and health informatics.
The academy will serve as an international forum for peers in biomedical and health informatics.
The IMIA is the world body for health and biomedical informatics and an “association of associations.” It said the academy would play an important role in exchanging knowledge, providing education and training, and producing policy documents, such as recommendations and position statements.
The election process was led by Drs. Ted Shortliffe and Patrice Degoulet, as well as IMIA 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 Aug. 21 through 25,, 2017.
The following, in alphabetical order, are the U.S. members of the inaugural class of IAHSI:
Bates, David W.
Brennan, Patricia Flatley
Detmer, Don E.
Friedman, Charles P.
Gardner, Reed M.
Holmes, John H.
Humphreys, Betsy L.
Miller, Randolph (Randy)
Sittig, Dean F.
Stead, William W.