The European Federation for Medical Informatics Association (EFMI) is a Federation of National Associations in Medical and Health Informatics in the European Region as defined by WHO.
The European Federation for Medical Informatics Association (EFMI) is a Federation of National Associations in Medical and Health Informatics in the European Region as defined by WHO. EFMI was conceived at a meeting, assisted by the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organisation (WHO), in Copenhagen in September 1976. Nowadays, EFMI has more than 32 national associations. In addition, 12 working groups cover the whole spectrum of the scientific domain of Biomedical Informatics, among those are: Health Records, Information Systems, Data Analytics, Education, Imaging, Evaluation of Health Information Systems, Standards, Nursing Informatics, Translational Bioinformatics.
Besides national associations and working groups EFMI has introduced the notion of institutional membership where academic and corporate organisations may participate in the activities. The objectives of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) are: to advance international co-operation and dissemination of information in Medical Informatics on a European basis; to promote high standards in the application of medical informatics; to promote research and development in medical informatics; to encourage high standards in education in medical informatics; to disseminate knowledge in the field developed within national associations among and to the countries constituting EFMI; to provide guidelines and accreditation on education and training in Biomedical Informatics and Health Informatics; and to function as the autonomous European Regional Council of IMIA.