The International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics: 2021 Update

William R. Hersh, Reinhold Haux, Elaine Huesing, Marion J. Ball, Michio Kimura, Paula Otero, Don Detmer, Sabine Koch, Kaija K. Saranto, Graham Wright

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Objectives: To summarize the activities of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI) in 2021 and welcome its 2021 Class of Fellows. Methods: Report on governance, strategic directions, newly elected fellows, plenary meetings, and other activities of the Academy. Results: As in 2020, all of the Academy's activities were carried out virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, new Board members were elected. Strategic activities in data standards and interoperability and in mentorship moved forward. A new class of 26 Fellows was elected, bringing the total membership of the Academy to 204 Fellows from all regions of the world. In addition, a virtual plenary meeting was held. Conclusions: The Academy has continued to pursue its role as the honorific society globally for biomedical and health informatics. Expansion of strategic activities and membership will continue moving forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalYearbook of medical informatics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 4 2022


  • Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • Health informatics
  • International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics
  • International Medical Informatics Association
  • Medical Informatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Information Management
  • Health Informatics


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