Yearb Med Inform 2009; 18(01): 143-145
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1638653
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart

From Ambient Assisted Living to Global Information Management: IMIA-Referencing Publications in 2008

A. Geissbuhler
1  University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
R. Haux
2  University of Braunschweig and Medical School Hannover, Germany
C. A. Kulikowski
3  Rutgers –The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
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Publication Date:
07 March 2018 (online)



Objective To give an overview of publications directly referencing the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) in 2008.

Method Systematic search for references to IMIA over the two official IMIA journals, and reports of the recent IMIA General Assembly and Board meetings, using PubMed/Medline, supplemented by searches with Google Scholar and Google Books.

Results Beyond the IMIA Yearbook 2008, 38 IMIA-referencing publications were found by these searches, encompassing a broad range of topics, ranging from ambient assisted living technologies in home environments to global information management methodologies.

Conclusions In 2008 IMIA-referencing publications found through both medical and general search engines were predominantly in journals. In years where IMIA’s world congress on medical informatics, Medinfo take place, it could be expected that the Medinfo proceedings will also play an important role in referencing IMIA explicitly.