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APAMI (Asia Pacific Association for Medical Information)

With the pervasive influence of information technology, many countries are now aggressively applying this technology to the management of health data and patient care.  In view of the strong progress that has been made in this field among countries in the Asia Pacific in recent years, and recognizing the importance of the Asia Pacific as a region in the forefront global scientific, economic and cultural growth and development, the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) launched the Asia Pacific initiative at its General Assembly in October 1993.

The KOSMI (Korean Society of Medical Informatics) was founded in 1987 to serve as a forum for both academic and industrial scientists in healthcare informatics. For the past 25 years, members of the KOSMI have sponsored academic meetings, professional events, and research programs through the individual and collective efforts in Korea and beyond.

(The Journal of KOSMI (JKOSMI; ISSN: 1225-8903) had been published mainly in Korean from 1995 to 2009. The JKOSMI has been accredited by the Korea Research Foundation since 2006 and considered one of the prestigious academic journals in Korea. As a successor to the JKOSMI, the HIR (Healthcare Informatics Research; pISSN: 22093-3681; eISSN: 2093-369X) has published peer-reviewed research articles quarterly in English Since 2010. The HIR continues to attract.

Further information on KOSMI can be obtained from the web site: http://www.kosmi.org