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IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics


    UPDATE: The IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2015 with the theme “Patient-Centered Care Coordination” is now available at The Yearbook is now available in Open Access and all papers are free to download.

    The IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics is also available on PubMed Central. See

    Information on past issues (1992 - 2015), the Editorial Team, Instructions for Authors and Submission types is available on IMIA pages.

    IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2015
    Patient-Centered Care Coordination

    Objectives, Contents, and Formats

    Since its inception in 1992 the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics has been one of the most visible and valuable “products” provided by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) - not only to its members but to the health and biomedical informatics community at large. Starting in 2014, the IMIA Yearbook has been published in an online open access format.


    • To present an overview of the most excellent original state-of-the-art research in the area of health and biomedical informatics of the prior year.
    • To provide surveys about the recent developments, and comprehensive reviews on relevant topics in the field of health and biomedical informatics.
    • To provide original papers on the history of Medical Informatics as well as Research and Education organized in the field
    • To provide syntheses about the most valuable outputs of IMIA Working Groups activities
    • To provide information about IMIA

    Target audience

    • Health and biomedical informatics scientists in research, education, and practice worldwide
    • Health care professionals interested in current health and biomedical informatics research results
    • Health and biomedical informatics students and postgraduates
    • Scientists and professionals with shared interests in biomedical informatics
    • Educators and teachers in health and biomedical informatics and related fields
    • Individuals charged with implementing and maintaining health information technology systems

    General information:
    2015, one issue per year
    ISSN 0943-4747   0943-4747 (Print), 2364-0502 (Online)

    The IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics appears as a non-profit publication of IMIA, jointly published with Schattauer Verlag. All original papers are peer reviewed and Medline indexed.

    Due to changing demands by its readership and new technology and opportunities, the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics’ content was modified in 2006. These changes broadened the IMIA Yearbook’s readership and made it available to all members of the IMIA family. In particular, surveys giving overviews of recent developments, and comprehensive introductory reviews on relevant topics of the different fields of health and biomedical informatics, were added as original articles.

    Jaulent M-C, Lehmann, CU, Séroussi B
    Editorial Office
    Martina Hutter
    University of Heidelberg, ZIM
    Speyrer Str. 4
    69115 Heidelberg, Germany

    Schattauer GmbH
    Publisher for Medicine and Natural Sciences
    PO Box 10 45 43
    70040 Stuttgart, Germany

    IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2014
    © 2014 by IMIA and Schattauer GmbH
    ISSN 0943-4747

    The detailed content of the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics can be consulted on the publisher's website.

    • President’s Statement
    • Editorial
    • Keynote
    • Surveys
    • Synopses
    • Best Papers Selection
    • IMIA Working Group contributions
    • History of Medical Informatics
    • Research and Education
    • IMIA Regional Updates
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