From the International Medical Informatics Association

Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) ejournal launches

Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) is a new official eJournal of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), and will be published by Schattauer. Full information about this new development, including instructions for authors, can found at the journal website –

ACI aims to establish a platform for knowledge sharing between clinical medicine and health IT specialists, and further intends to bridge the gap between visionary design and successful and pragmatic deployment. The core editorial subject matters of ACI include clinical information systems (including but not limited to electronic medical records and systems, personal health records, electronic prescribing, nursing information systems, and GP information systems); administrative and management systems; eHealth systems; information technology development, deployment and evaluation; socio-technical aspects of information technology and health IT training.

ACI will publish approximately 100 peer reviewed articles per year online. The target audience of ACI is an international and influential readership, including Chief Information Officers, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Medical Informatics Researchers, Nurse Informaticians, Consultants, Public Health Officials, Vendors and IT Safety Healthcare Providers.

For further information on this new online journal, contact the Editor-in-Chief Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, Johns Hopkins University, at clehmann(at)

Download information document:   ACI-Invite

UPDATE, 14 October 2009: Christoph Lehmann, Editor-in-Chief of ACI, reports “we published the first editorial in Applied Clinical Informatics entitled “In search of dialogue and discourse in applied clinical informatics”. This is available for free download via the ACI website, direct at >>> The editorial presents a “model of applied clinical informatics in the context of medical informatics in general, across the domain of health sciences and the continuum of information technology development and its adoption into workflow”. It discusses foundational (or ‘pure’) and applied informatics in the health domain, discusses informatics as human activity and process, and explores informatics as “a collaborative and iterative intellectual activity”.

October 13, 2009 - Posted by | journals | , ,

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