Access to Health Information. Editorial

Journal: IMIA Yearbook
ISSN: 0943-4747

Access to Health Information

Issue: 2008: IMIA Yearbook 2008
Pages: 17-18

Access to Health Information. Editorial


C. Kulikowski (1), A. Geissbuhler (2)

(1) Department of Computer Science, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA; (2) Department of Imaging and Medical Informatics, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland


Editorial, Surveys of Biomedical Informatics, Reviews of Biomedical Informatics, History of Biomedical Informatics, IMIA and its societies, 2008 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, access to health information


Objectives: To provide an editorial introduction to the 2008 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics with an overview of its contents and contributors. Methods: A brief overview of the main theme of "Access to Health Information", and an outline of the purposes, contents, format, and acknowledgment of contributions for the 2008 IMIA Yearbook. Results: This 2008 issue of the IMIA Yearbook highlights how Access to Health Information has become ubiquitous over the web during the past decade, with a significant number of publications in biomedical and health informatics addressing both the science and technology of the field and how it is contributing to the improvement of health systems worldwide through a number of original contributions, and selected excellent papers published during the past 12 months. Conclusion: The reviews and surveys on the main research fields in medical informatics in the Yearbook provide an overview of progress during this fortieth year of IMIA, focusing on the critical role that informatics plays in access to health informationmatics

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