Welcome to APAMI 2022
APAMI2022 the conference will be held both on-site and virtually in the fall of 2022. More details to follow soon!
The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is a non-governmental organisation recognized by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The Association plays a role in promoting the application of information science in health care in modern society, in the fields of bioscience and medicine. It was founded in 1967 as a technical committee of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). It became an independent organisation in 1987 and was established under Swiss law in 1989. In view of the tremendous progress made in the field in recent years by countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and recognising the importance of the Asia-Pacific region as an area of global scientific, economic and cultural growth and development, IMIA launched the Asia Pacific Development Agreement at its General Assembly in October 1993.The Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics formally established in 1994, APAMI is the official Asia-Pacific regional organization within IMIA and represents an extension of IMIA's global integration and resource sharing in the promotion of information and communication technologies (ICT) in health. The APAMI Board of Directors is currently comprised of elected leaders from 11 countries: Singapore, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia and Hong Kong. APAMI2022 is organized by the Taiwan Association for Medical Informatics (TAMI) in Taiwan, which was founded in 1991. TAMI is a cross-disciplinary group of medical and information professionals. It is composed of researchers, and directors/colleagues from medical centres and hospitals in Taiwan, with the aim of researching medical information and enhancing international medical information exchange. Over the past 31 years, the Society has devoted itself to improving the standard of medical information. In recent years, the Society has been actively promoting academic activities related to medical information, such as the hosting of international medical information conferences, the undertaking of academic research projects by various government agencies, and the organization of hospital visits to promote exchanges among members.
The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is an independent organization established under Swiss law in 1989. IMIA was originally established in 1967 as Technical Committee 4 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP – www.ifip.org). In 1979, it evolved from a Special Interest Group of IFIP to its current status as a fully independent organization. IMIA continues to maintain its relationship with IFIP as an affiliate organization. IMIA also has close ties with the World Health Organization (WHO – www.who.int) as a NGO (Non Government Organization), and with the International Federation of Health Information Management (IFHIMA). IMIA is also a Liaison A category organisation in cooperation with ISO (ISO liaison).
Our Vision: The International Medical Informatics Association seeks to grow and nurture a collaborative global Biomedical and Health Informatics community that encourages and supports international initiatives to improve health for all
Our Mission: The mission of the International Medical Informatics Association is to bring people together from around the world to advance biomedical and health informatics science, education, and practice through mutual learning and exchange of knowledge, skills and ideas
Strategic Goals: The International Medical Informatics Association aims to fulfill its mission and realize its vision through a fourfold financially sustainable strategic platform that focuses on Advocacy, Collaboration, and Membership.
What is APAMI?
The Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics is the official Asia-Pacific regional group within IMIA and represents an extension of IMIA’s global interests in promoting Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in health.
With the pervasive influence of information technology, many countries are now aggressively applying this technology to the management of health data and patient care. In view of the strong progress that has been made in this field among countries in the Asia Pacific in recent years, and recognizing the importance of the Asia Pacific as a region in the forefront global scientific, economic and cultural growth and development, the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) launched the Asia Pacific initiative at its General Assembly in October 1993.
How did APAMI start?
The inaugural conference for APAMI was held in Singapore in 1994. During this conference, enthusiastic contributions from individuals in all of the APAMI participating countries as well as outside the APAMI group swelled our scientific program to some 100 papers and poster presentations and scientific demonstrations covering a wide range of topics in health informatics. A selection of some of the best papers was subsequently published in a special issue of the International Journal of Biomedical Computing (Vol. 40, 1995).
The Association was founded in 1991 by the directors and colleagues of information offices in major medical centers and hospitals in Taiwan. Since medical information is a special field of study that spans the fields of medicine and information, and there is a need for research, the association calls on dedicated individuals in Taiwan to form a society corporation. The purpose of the association is to study medical information, improve the standard of medical information, and enhance the exchange of international medical information. Through the efforts of past presidents, secretaries, and all members over the past 10 years, and under the leadership of the current president, Dr. Polun Chang, the membership has reached over 600, covering government agencies, universities, public and private medical institutions, and companies.
In recent years, the Association has promoted many academic activities, such as organizing international medical information seminars, undertaking academic research projects for government, and organizing visits to hospitals, all of which have generated a wide range of responses. We hope to promote the internationalization of the medical information field in Taiwan, and we are actively seeking to host major academic conferences around the world. For example, in 2002, the annual meeting of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) was held in Taiwan in October, and in 2006, the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) conference was also held in Taiwan.