Finnish Social and Health Informatics Association (FinnSHIA)
The Finnish Social and Health Informatics Association (FinnSHIA) is a national member society of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI). According to the non-profit association’s rules, the field of activities are social and health care ICT and informatics both in practice and research. The activities of the association are funded by the fees both of the private and organizational members.
European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI)
The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI), is the leading organisation in medical informatics in Europe with presence in 32 countries. EFMI is organized as a non-profit organization concerned with the theory and practice of Information Science and Technology within Health and Health Science in a European context.
EFMI organizes two main series of conferences: the Special Topic Conferences (EFMI-STC) and the Medical Informatics Europe (EFMI-MIE) conferences. In conjunction or independent of the main congress series, working groups in addition organize topic specific workshops, tutorials and seminars. STCs are conferences, specialized in current topics. Special Topic Conferences follow a successful concept including the following components:
- Organisation by a member society in combination with its annual meeting
- Topic defined to the needs of the member society
- Relevant EFMI Working groups are engaged for the content
- Contributions mostly on invitation
- Small 2-day conference with 100+ participants
Publication of the conference proceedings of the EFMI conference series has been done in close co-operation with IOS Press in its Medline indexed series “Health Technology and Informatics” in the last years.