Health tech association unveils international organization
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Sept. 13, 2010
The American Medical Informatics Assn. has launched a global health informatics group that will be a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary.
The Global Health Informatics Partnership will serve as an international center for collaborative, international health informatics projects. The group will focus on supporting areas with little resources in the health informatics field, primarily South America, Africa and Asia.
Through talks, workshops, published resources and training tools, the organization plans to develop collaborative relationships among various institutions that can mentor new partners.
Robert Mayes will serve as the executive director of GHIP. Mayes is a former senior adviser on health IT issues at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Health Information Technology Program.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/09/13/bibf0913.htm.