International Journal of Medical Informatics

International Journal of Medical Informatics

The International Journal of Medical Informatics is the official journal of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and IMIA.





Editors:Heimar De Fatima Marin





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International Journal of Medical Informatics provides an international medium for dissemination of original results and interpretative reviews concerning the field of medical informatics. The Journal emphasizes the evaluation of systems in healthcare settings.
The scope of journal covers:

  • Information systems, including national or international registration systems, hospital information systems, departmental and/or physician's office systems, document handling systems, electronic medical record systems, standardization, systems integration etc.;
  • Computer-aided medical decision support systems using heuristic, algorithmic and/or statistical methods as exemplified in decision theory, protocol development, artificial intelligence, etc.
  • Educational computer based programs pertaining to medical informatics or medicine in general;
  • Organizational, economic, social, clinical impact, ethical and cost-benefit aspects of IT applications in health care.

Short technical communications concerning (solved) problems in implementing or using existing information systems are welcome. Review articles concerning subjects falling in the scope of the journal are also invited.


Those working in computing applied to the medical and life sciences, Biomathematicians, Life Sciences Researchers, Bioengineers, Radiologists.

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Abstracts of Mycology, Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases, AgBiotech News and Information, BIOSIS, BIOSIS Toxicology, BioEngineering Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, Biosis Previews, Biotechnology and Bioengineering Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, CSA Technology Research Database, Cancerlit, Chemical Abstracts, Compendex, CompuMath Citation Index, Computer Contents, Computer Science Index, Computer and Information Systems Abstract, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Current Contents, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology, Current Index to Statistics, Dairy Science Abstracts, Derwent Biotechnology Abstracts, EMBASE, EMBASE Alert, EMCARE, Ei Compendex, Elsevier BIOBASE, Engineering Index, Excerpta Medica, Global Health, INSPEC, Inside Conferences, International Nursing Index, MEDLINE®, Pascal et Francis (INST-CNRS), Rural Development Abstracts, Science Citation Index, Science Search, Scopus, Social SciSearch,
Editors: C. Safran MD Harvard Medical School, 1330 Beacon Street, Suite 400, Brookline, MA 02446, USA, J. Talmon Department of Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands, Associate Editors: H. de Fatima Marin Universidade Federal de São Paulo, rua Dep.Bady Bassit 440, CEP 05517-050, Sao Paulo, Brazil, P. Degoulet Hopital Broussais, Service d'Informaique Medical, 96 Rue Didot, Paris, F-75014, France, A. Geissbuhler Geneva University Hospital, 24 rue Micheli-du-Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Geneva, 141211, Switzerland, Editor Emeritus: A. Hasman The Netherlands, Editorial Board (term 2009-2011) J. Aarts The Netherlands, L.B. Afrin USA, E. Ammenwerth Austria, R.S. Azevedo Brazil, E. Berner USA, D. Goldsmith USA, K. Kuhn Germany, N. Lorenzi USA, E. Pereira Marques Brazil, U. Prokosch Germany, M.J. Rigby England, N. Shaw Canada, Editorial Board (term 2010 - 2012) D. Aronsky USA, J. Brender Denmark, N. de Keizer The Netherlands, P. Elkin USA, A Georgiou Australia, H.M. Goh Malaysia, J. Grimson Ireland, L. Hanmer South Africa, W. Hersh USA, R. Koppel USA, S. Reti USA, Editorial Board (term 2011-2013) S. Bakken USA, B. Blobel Germany, N.T. Cheung Hong Kong, H. Feldman USA, T. Hannan Australia, R. Haux Germany, A. Kanter USA, S. Koch Sweden, C. Lovis Switzerland, D.J. Protti Canada, S. Ross USA, J. Starren USA, M. Weiner USA
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