Representative: Assa Reichert
Institution: SAREL Supplies & Services for Medicine Ltd.
National EFMI Member Society: The Israeli Association for Medical Informatics
Short overview: The Israeli Association for Medical Informatics was established in 1983 as a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting knowledge, excellence, development and using of information systems in the health services in Israel.
ILAMI is a specialized association under the Israeli Information Systems Association.
The members of ILAMI come from a variety of organizations (Governmental, HMO’s, private and business’ organizations and academic institutions) and professional backgrounds (information systems specialists and managers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and more). Being as such, the association provides an arena for a mutual information exchange and professional interaction at all levels of knowledge.
ILAMI represents Israel at the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).
ILAMI has two elected institutions: the association’s counsel, whose members are elected by the association’s members and the board of directors, whose members are elected from the counsel and by its members. The current association’s institution’s members come from a variety of professions and originate from various sections of health services, non-profit and for-profit organizations and the academic world and being as such, represent the multi dimensional character of ILAMI.
ILAMI is holding an annual conference, which provides its members an arena for presenting activities, ideas and innovations on the one hand and exchange of knowledge and fruitful discussion on the other hand.
ILAMI initiates and operates frames for training of various worker’s sections (for example: nurses) in order to encourage them and supply them with tools for being initiators and collaborators of the characterization and assimilation of health information’s systems in their organizations.
ILAMI is holding working groups in different subjects: nursing Informatics, terminology and standards, security and confidentiality. The members of the working groups are comprised of the association’s members.
ILAMI is holding throughout the academic year a variety of one-day courses and tutorials on relevant issues in the realm of medical Informatics. These tutorials give ILAMI’s members the chance to be updated in new developments and recent innovations in their field of interest.
ILAMI distributes two publications for its members: the association’s bimonthly bulletin, “Tsag Habriut” (“The Health Screen”), which details ILAMI’s activities, news about innovations in health information systems, information about international conventions and summaries of selected topics.
The ILAMI journal, which is published biannually, brings, aside from the content mentioned above, original articles, which were written by the association’s members.
The vision of ILAMI is to be the main body dealing with initiation, consolidation, training and implementation of medical Informatics standards and regulations in Israel, through adopting and adapting accepted international standards in that realm.