From the International Medical Informatics Association

AHIMA 2012 Convention and Exhibit: Chicago, October 01-03

The 84th AHIMA Convention & Exhibit will be held on 01-03 October, 2012 at the McCormick Place Convention Center, Lakeside Building, Chicago, IL, USA – see for full information.

Pre-Convention Workshops will be held on September 29-30, and Post-Convention Workshops on October 4. The 84th AHIMA Convention & Exhibit will draw HIM professionals from all areas of health informatics and information management for a week-long focus on HIM’s global transformation. This one-stop meeting provides a comprehensive overview of current and emerging HIM issues and challenges.

AHIMA is a Corporate Institutional Member of IMIA.

September 10, 2012 Posted by | AHIMA, conference, USA | , , | Leave a comment

Updating the IMIA Strategic Plan – Contributions Invited From IMIA Members and Colleagues

IMIA is in the process of updating and re-focusing its Strategic Plan. We need your input to help us.

IMIA’s current Strategic Plan – titled Towards IMIA 2015 – was approved by the IMIA General Assembly at its meeting in Brisbane, Australia in 2007, in conjunction with Medinfo2007. It can be found via

We have an outline for activities over the next year (or just less than), with the aim of presenting the updated and re-focused Strategic Plan to the IMIA General Assembly at its meeting at Medinfo2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark, in late August 2013 ( The core taskforce members leading this activity are are Antoine Geissbuhler (Chair), Lincoln de Assis Moura, Jr. (Vice chair), Nancy Lorenzi, Fernando Martin-Sanchez, Christian Lovis, Lucy Westbrooke, Alvaro Margolis, John Holmes, S B Gogia, Peter Murray.

As the first stage of this, so that we have some initial thoughts for the IMIA General Assembly to discuss in Beijing at its 2012 meeting, we have a short(ish) set of high level questions. These can be found in the document at We invite you to return your answers by 20 September 2012, so that the first set of results can be analysed and presented at the Beijing meeting.

We invite IMIA members (in particular Member Societies, Working and Special Interest Groups, and Institutional members) to read the current Strategic Plan, and consult within their organisations on ideas as to how it should be re-focused and updated. We also invite individual members of any of these groups to contribute their views.

September 10, 2012 Posted by | IMIA, Strategy | , , | Leave a comment

Vacancy: Clinical/Non-Clinical Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics, University of Manchester, UK

The University of Manchester in the UK have pleasure in confirming the following position is now live for applicants: M&HS-01371/Clinical Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics [Clinical Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics]. The vacancy will close on 22 October, 2012, and all applications should be made as per the information and process given on the university website at  See also downloadable description.

The Centre for Health Informatics has a position available for either a Clinical or non-Clinical Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics.  The post holder would be expected to deliver high quality Health Informatics research and research-led education. The vacancy is in the Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences, Institute of Population/Health Sciences.

The successful candidate will lead and contribute to several established programmes of research within the Centre and provide input to both its teaching and strategic direction.  There will be a requirement to attract significant research income, to produce high quality, high impact outputs and to develop the profile of the Centre on a global scale.

All enquiries should be directed to the university, not to IMIA, via Amanda Lamb (email: Amanda.Lamb[at]

September 10, 2012 Posted by | education, research, UK, vacancy | , , | Leave a comment

IFHIMA Global News Issue 11: IFHIMA Congress 2013 Submissions Deadline

REMINDER: The Call For Abstracts will close on September 28, 2012.

IFHIMA (The International Federation of Health Information Management  – has published the latest issue (No. 11, August 2012) of their Global News, available as a PDF download. In addition to Margaret Skurka’s President’s Message, it contains articles including HIM education and training in developing countries, a report on a comparative study on Health Information Management education around the world, and reports from Cameroon, Finland, Greenland and the Philippines.

There is also further information on the 17th IFHIMA Congress on Health Information Management: Making a World of Difference – full information on this event, to be held on 13-15 May, 2013 in Montreal, Canada, and hosted by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA), is on the conference website at The Call For Abstracts will close on September 28, 2012, and registration is open – see

IFHIMA announces that “Delegates and students can apply for a Developing Country Delegate Sponsorship. A limited number of sponsorships will be awarded and funding will come from different sponsoring companies.” Information on this scheme is in the March 2012 Global News.  The application deadline is September 28, 2012.

Featured plenary speakers include John Wright; President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI);  Tevfik Bedirhan Üstün, Coordinator, Classifications, Terminologies and Standards, World Health Organization; and Richard Alvarez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Health Infoway.

IFHIMA (The International Federation of Health Information Management, formerly known as IFHRO) is an Affiliate Member of IMIA. Thanks to Darley Petersen, from IFHIMA, for the information.

September 10, 2012 Posted by | Canada, conference, IFHIMA | , | Leave a comment