From the International Medical Informatics Association

IMIA News – 2011 in blogging

At the beginning of 2011, we gave a summary of usage stats for this IMIA News site for the previous 12 months (see

Thanks to the stats already provided by, we can give a summary of the highlights on 2011, and a comparison with the previous 12 months.

In 2011, the IMIA News site:

  • provided 174 new posts (more than 3 per week, or 14 per month, and a 24% increase on 2011);
  • now has an archive of almost 430 news items;
  • was viewed more than 35,000 times (an increase of more than 55% on 2010). (Today we pass 65,000 all-time views)

The busiest single day for traffic was October 20th; the most popular post that day was “3rd International eHealth Conference, Lahore, Pakistan; January 21-22, 2012 – Call for Papers” (

The posts and pages with the most views in 2011 were:

1. 3rd International eHealth Conference, Lahore, Pakistan; January 21-22, 2012 – Call for Papers (written October 2011)
2. AIME (Artificial Intelligence in Medicine) 2011: 2-6 July, 2011 – Bled, Slovenia (written December 2010)
3. Medical informatics journals impact factors; JMIR now no. 1 (written June 2009)
4. CDC 2011 Public Health Informatics Conference – Call for Abstracts  (written March 2011)
5. Medical Informatics Journals: 2010 Impact Factors (written July 2011)

The top referring sites in 2011 were the IMIA website, and Among search strings that resulted in people visiting the site were “aime 2011”, “applied clinical informatics”, and “methods of information in medicine”.

Most visitors came from the USA, with Canada and the UK close behind. In Europe, most visitors were from the UK and Germany, in Asia from India and Japan, in Africa from South Africa and Nigeria, and in Latin America from Brazil and Argentina.

The full summary as provided by is also available, at

January 1, 2012 - Posted by | IMIA, miscellany | , ,

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