National EFMI Member Society
Society for Medical Informatics of Bosnia & Herzegovina
About the Member Society
The Society of Medical Informatics of Bosnia and Herzegovina (DMI BiH) was founded 1988, as member of former Yugoslavian Association of Medical Informatics, founded also in 1988, and member of EFMI in 1990. The Society has now over 100 members. The Society become member of EFMI in 1994 (EFMI Council in Lisbon), and member of IMIA in 1994 (General Assembly in Dresden). National representative in EFMI and IMIA is current president prof. dr. Izet Masic.
The Society carries out the following activities:
- Promotion and improvement of informatics within the health-care system, health insurance and bio-medical research,
- Engagement of experts in the field of medical informatics in B&H on development and establishment of health care information systems,
- Assistance in research, development and professional work in the field of medical informatics in B&H
- Distribution and development of technical information in the field of medical informatics in B&H
- Assistance in education of medical informatics experts,
- Exchange of professional experience on national and international level,
- Publishing activities in the field of medical informatics
Since 1993, twice a year, the Society for Medical Informatics of Bosnia and Herzegovina continuously publish its own professional magazine «ACTA INFORMATICA MEDICA» where papers from area of medical informatics have been published.
The Society for Medical Informatics of Bosnia and Herzegovina organizes annually, its professional meetings with actual topics from medical informatics. During past years, the following meetings and workshops were held: Classification systems in health care, Health and information systems, Electronic medical records, Appliance of expert systems in health care, Tele-education in health care systems, etc.
Also, the Society has organized two congresses of Medical informatics in Bosnia and Herzegovina with international participation; first held in 1999 in Sarajevo with over 100 participants, mostly from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia and few neighbour countries from southeast Europe and the congress was opened by actual EFMI chair, prof. dr. Attila Naszlady. Second congress of Medical informatics was also, held in Sarajevo, and had international character, and on plenary meeting, papers presented members of the EFMI Board: Assa Reichert, John Braiden, Robert Baud, Rolf Engelbrecht, Jakob Hofdyk, Patrick Veber, as well as colleagues from Canada, Croatia, Slovenia and etc. During the congress, from 18 to 20 April 2004, there were organized the EFMI Board meeting in the facilities of the Rector office of University of Sarajevo. Papers from the congress were published in the magazine «MEDICINSKI ARHIV» and could be retrieved on Medline database. EFMI Board meeting was organized in order to promote candidature of both societies for Medical Informatics of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia as potential organizers of MIE 2009 in Sarajevo. Candidature of MIE 2009 in Sarajevo officially was presented on EFMI Council meeting in Munich on 14 June 2004 and the final decision on organization of MIE 2009 will be made in Athens in spring of 2005.
For further information on the member society please visit their website using the link above.