IMIA Working Groups and Special Interest Groups (WG and SIG) are the primary mechanism through which IMIA pursues its scientific activity in specific fields of the wider domain of health and biomedical informatics. A WG or SIG comprises a group of experts with a particular interest, and its activities are reported to, and approved by, the IMIA General Assembly each year.

Each WG or SIG has a designated leadership (Chair and Vice Chair, and sometimes other officers). The Chair is the main link to the IMIA General Assembly and to the IMIA Vice President for Working Groups and Special Interest Groups.

The current IMIA VP for WG/SIG is Dr. Ying (Helen) Wu.

IMIA NI SIG – Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group

 

IMIA Working Group of the Year Award

An annual IMIA Working Group of the Year Award is presented, for more information about the Award is available here.

 

WG-Award-2015

The 2015 WG of the Year Award was presented at the IMIA GA meeting in Munich, Germany on 28 August, 2016. The award was made to two groups jointly: The History in Biomedical and Health Informatics WG and the Technology Assessment and Quality Development WG.

 

The 2014 WG of the Year Award was presented at the IMIA GA meeting in São Paulo, Brazil on 20 August, 2015. The award was made to two groups jointly: The History in Biomedical and Health Informatics WG and the Technology Assessment and Quality Development WG.

 

The 2013 WG of the Year Award was presented at the IMIA General Assembly meeting in New Delhi on 31 October, 2014. The award was made to three groups jointly: Nursing Informatics SIG, Social Media WG, and Technology Assessment and Quality Development WG.

The 2012 WG of the Year Award was presented at the IMIA General Assembly meeting in Copenhagen on 20 August, 2013 to the IMIA Social Media Working Group. A certificate was presented to Chris Paton (retiring chair) and Luis Luque (new chair).

The 2015 WG of the year Award will be made at the IMIA General Assembly 2016; selection will be made by the award selection panel on the basis of activity reports as submitted by WGs/SIGs.

IMIA WG/SIG Standard Operating Procedure

A new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Working Groups and Special Interest Groups was approved by the IMIA general Assembly at its meeting on August 20, 2013 in Copenhagen. Available here.

IMIA WG/SIG Performance Measurement

The current guidelines for IMIA WG/SIG performance measurement are available here. The performance measurements was approved by the 2011 General Assembly meeting.

Application for WG/SIG Formation

The application form template for formation of new WG/SIGs is attached here. If you are interested in forming a new WG/SIG, you are advised to initially discuss your ideas with the IMIA VP WG/SIG.

WG/SIG Reports to IMIA General Assembly

2016 GA (Munich, Germany)

2015 GA (São Paulo, Brazil)

2014 GA (New Delhi, India)

2013 GA (Copenhagen, Denmark)