IMIA Nursing Informatics SIG

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group (IMIAN-SIG) is a non profit organization, originally established by IMIA in 1983 as Working Group 8 of IMIA. It is dedicated to serving the specific needs of nurses in the field on nursing informatics.

The focus of IMIAN is to:

  • foster collaboration among nurses and others who are interested in nursing informatics;
  • explore the scope of nursing informatics and its implication for information handling activities associated with nursing care delivery, nursing administration, nursing research and nursing education, and the various relationships with other health care information systems;
  • support the development of nursing informatics in the member countries;
  • provide appropriate informatics meetings, conferences and post-conferences and provide opportunities to share knowledge and research to facilitate communication of developments in the field;
  • encourage the publication and dissemination of research and development materials in the field of nursing informatics;
  • develop recommendations, guidelines and courses related to nursing informatics.