Chair: (2023-2025)
Chris Paton
Group Head, Global Health Informatics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Director, Postgraduate Digital Health Programme, University of Otago, New Zealand

Vice chair: (2023-2025)
Shinji Kobayashi
National Institute of Public Health, Japan

IMIA Open Source Health Informatics WG LinkedIn Page

Goals & Objectives

IMIA OS WG has been formed in 2002 with the objective to focus on educational, promotional and ‘evangelistic’ activities to raise awareness of open source software in health care. The primary objectives of the IMIA OS WG are to:

  • disseminate knowledge about the benefits and prospects of FLOSS in health care among IMIA members and outside of IMIA,
  • provide a neutral collaboration platform for all stakeholders in health care in respect to FLOSS,
  • to foster collaborations between FLOSS-HC projects and
  • to lower the perceived barriers to the adoption of FLOSS in health care

Annual Reports

June 2022 – 2023
June 2021 – 2022
June 2019 – 2020
June 2018 – 2019
June 2017 – 2018