Tip Bilisimi Dernegi

Website: http://www.turkmia.net

Head Office:
Bayraktar Mah. Bayrakli Sok.
No: 39/2
Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 5323240668
Fax: +90 3123051188
Email: turkmia@turkmia.net

IMIA Representative:    Image
K. Hakan Gulkesen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics
Akdeniz University
Antalya, Turkey

President: Image
Oguz Dicle, MD
Professor of Radiology
9 Eylul University School of Medicine
Izmir, Turkey

Secretary:    Image
Mustafa Ozmen, MD
Hacettepe University School of Medicine
Professor of Radiology
Ankara, Turkey


Founded: 1999   Joined IMIA:   2001   Membership: 520

Turkish Medical Informatics Association (TURKMIA)
TURKMIA is a nonprofit membership organization, dedicated to guiding development and organisation of health and medical informatics in Turkey. TURKMIA was founded in 1999 in Ankara. It organized First Medical Informatics Symposium in November 1999.

Aims of TURKMIA include:

  • to collect, process and distribute information about the activities related to health and medical informatics of companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
  • to stimulate all the professionals related to health and medical informatics to reach the contemporary level of knowledge and skills, prepare the background for communication and interaction between the professionals in the field, promote multidisciplinary study.
  • to determine the problems related to health and medical informatics domain in Turkey, suggest solutions to these problems, collaborate with other organizations to realize the projects, announce the results of the projects or applications.
  • to enhance the knowledge of health care providers and demanders about health and medical informatics, organize meetings and publish materials to shape public opinion.
  • to inform, sensitize and stimulate the decision making and administrating people and organizations about the issues related to medical informatics.

Activities of TURKMIA:
– TURKMIA started SBS 2000 (Health Information Strategies of Turkey in the New Millenium) project in June 2000 by a meeting in Ankara. Preliminary reports of the study groups was discussed in the First Congress of Medical Informatics which was held in 28-29th April 2001 in Istanbul. Final reports were collected in a book. This book have been presented to the governmental and civil organizations, healthcare institutions, professional associations, commercial companies and non governmental organizations which are active in the healthcare sector in order to establish the health information vision, goals, strategy and politics of Turkey
– TURKMIA organizes regular meetings in Turkey, to bring together people responsible of and/or interested in health information systems.