About APAMI

What is APAMI?

The Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics is the official Asia-Pacific regional group within IMIA and represents an extension of IMIA’s global interests in promoting Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in health.

Why APAMI?

With the pervasive influence of information technology, many countries are now aggressively applying this technology to the management of health data and patient care.  In view of the strong progress that has been made in this field among countries in the Asia Pacific in recent years, and recognizing the importance of the Asia Pacific as a region in the forefront global scientific, economic and cultural growth and development, the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) launched the Asia Pacific initiative at its General Assembly in October 1993.

How did APAMI start?

The inaugural conference for APAMI was held in Singapore in 1994. During this conference, enthusiastic contributions from individuals in all of the APAMI participating countries as well as outside the APAMI group swelled our scientific program to some 100 papers and poster presentations and scientific demonstrations covering a wide range of topics in health informatics. A selection of some of the best papers was subsequently published in a special issue of the International Journal of Biomedical Computing (Vol. 40, 1995).

Other Regional IMIA Organisations

APAMI is the IMIA regional organisation for the Asia-Pacific.  Other regional organisations are:
Africa: Health Informatics in Africa – Pan-African Health Informatics Association (HELINA)
Europe: European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI)
Latin America and the Caribbean: IMIA-LAC
Middle East: MEAHI

Member Organisations

Australasian Institute for Digital Health (AIDH)
China Medical Information Association (CMIA)
Hong Kong Society of Medical Informatics (HKSMI)
Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI)
Japan Association for Medical Informatics (JAMI)
Korean Society of Medical Informatics (KOSMI)
Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ)
Philippine Medical Informatics Society (PMIS)
Association for Medical & Bioinformatics Singapore (AMBIS)
Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL)
Taiwan Association for Medical Informatics (TAMI)
Thai Medical Informatics Association (TMI)

Countries represented by Corresponding Members

Bangladesh – via corresponding member
Bhutan – via corresponding member
Indonesia – corresponding member
Malaysia – via corresponding member
Nepal – via corresponding member
Vietnam – via corresponding member


Leadership Team 2020 – 2023


Prof. Naoki Nakashima
President

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Dr. Mark (Ming-Chin) Lin
Hon. Secretary

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Dr. CP Wong
Hon. Treasurer

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Past Leadership

2019 – 2020
Dr. Vajira H.W. Dissanayake
Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL)
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Hon. Secretary: Oommen John / Hon. Treasurer: CP Wong

2016 – 2019
Prof. KH (Kenny) Cho
Korean Society of Medical Informatics (KOSMI)
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Hon. Secretary: A/Prof Klaus Veil / Hon. Treasurer: CP Wong


2014 – 2016
Dr. SB. Gogia
Indian Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
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Hon. Secretary: A/Prof Klaus Veil / Hon. Treasurer: CP Wong

2012 – 2014
Prof. Ying Wu
Chinese Medical Informatics Association (CMIA)
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2010 – 2012
Prof. Michio Kimura
Japan Association for Medical Informatics (JAMI)
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2006 – 2009
Prof. Yu-Chuan (Jack) Lee
Taiwan Association for Medical Informatics (TAMI)
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