The IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2017 with the theme “Learning from experience: Secondary Use of Patient Data”, with a keynote paper from C. P. Friedman, J. C. Rubin, and K. J. Sullivan, and numerous contributions from working groups, on top of the survey papers and the selection of best papers for the 12 sections is now available at (




The Special 25th Anniversary IMIA Yearbook edition that was published in 2016 and is available online at (,




The IMIA Yearbook is only available in Open Access and all papers are free to download.

Information on past issues (1992 – 2015) – please visit the Schattauer archived webpages for IMIA Yearbook archives, the Editorial Team, Instructions for Authors and Submission types are also listed below.

Content- 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

General information:
2016, one issue a year
ISSN 0943-4747 (Print), 2364-0502 (Online)



IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics
Special 25th Anniversary Edition



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

Holmes J, Soualmia L, Séroussi B

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IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2016
© 2016 by IMIA and Schattauer GmbH

About the IMIA Yearbook

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 past 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.

The 2014 & 2015 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics is also available on PubMed Central. See