National EFMI Member Society

Working Group Medical Informatics (AKMI) of the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering ÖGBMT) and of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG)


Elske Ammenwerth

About the Member Society

Computers and information systems have become very important for medicine and for the health sciences. At the beginning of the 21st Century, information technology, computer science, knowledge management and communication engineering are of increasing importance as interfaces between patients, health professionals and health organisations. Improved medical technology has helped doctors to raise the level of health care. Advanced communication technology enables modern telemedicine applications. Biomedical Informatics becomes more and more relevant because of the huge synergies between medical informatics and bioinformatics.

The Austrian working group for Medical Informatics aims at bringing together informaticians and engineers together with clinicans and with other health professionals for further enhancement of the health services. The working group is part of the Austrian Society of Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) and of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG).


  • Health Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems
  • Internet and Intranet
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Technology
  • Clinical Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
  • Multimedia and e-Learning in Health Education
  • Quality Management
  • Standards
  • Telemedicine


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