IMIA Representative
Dr. Kyung Hwan Kim





IMIA Nursing Informatics SIG Representative
Insook Cho

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Korean Society of Medical Informatics (KOSMI)

The Korean Society of Medical Informatics (KOSMI), which was founded in 1987, has a membership including numerous motivated researchers and leaders in various fields of engineering, ranging from computer engineering including artificial intelligence to telecommunication engineering, as well as medicine-related academic fields such as medicine, nursing, and informatics. Since its founding, the members of KOSMI have conducted studies relevant to medical informatics through a collaborative approach integrating experts from multiple educational institutions. KOSMI also contributes to the establishment of national policies through cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korea Health Information Service and has conducted research on policies that form a basis for industrial development in relevant fields through close academic exchanges with industry. Over the past 35 years, these activities in medical informatics have increased rapidly along with the emergence of informatics as a major area of interest in the medical field. KOSMI hosts two regular academic conferences every year. Furthermore, in 2010, it converted its journal from Korean to English, and it now publishes the journal quarterly under the name Healthcare Informatics Research.

Since the 1990s, major hospitals have been investing extensive efforts and resources into the development and implementation of hospital information systems, and a large amount of support funding has been invested in these initiatives. As a result, Korea is now equipped with one of the most advanced medical information networks in the world and is currently trying to achieve a leading position in the digital healthcare market based on this network.

There are 40 medical schools in Korea, and as of 2022, 10 medical schools have a medical informatics laboratory. These 10 medical informatics laboratories formed a consultative group in 2022 and are holding discussions on the development of healthcare informatics curricula for medical school education and collaborative research.

As the first academic journal on medical informatics in Asia to be indexed in SCOPUS and PubMed Central, Healthcare Informatics Research has been recognized for its academic value and influence, and its 2016 inclusion in ESCI added to its status as an international academic journal.

Based on our prior experiences and achievements, all members of KOSMI are determined to achieve the multiple objectives that we collectively face, and we are confident that the spirit of KOSMI will continue.