National EFMI Member Society

Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland


Mary Cleary

About the Member Society

The Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) builds bridges between computer professionals interested in health care, and healthcare professionals interested in computing – while supporting and embracing the health informatics professionals.

There are currently over 700 members drawn from information technology, medicine, nursing, other professions allied to medicine, education, government and industry.

The Health Informatics Society of Ireland:

The society currently provides three special interest groups:

HISI supports the Health Informatics Training System (HITS), an online certification solution for all healthcare workers using technology in the healthcare sector.

HISI also endorses Irish Council for Health Informatics Professions (iCHIP), Ireland’s foremost Register for Health Informatics Professionals.

The officers of the Society are:

  • President: Prof. Gerard Lyons, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Chair: Mr Declan Fitzgerald, DMF Systems, Dublin
  • Secretary: Dr. Rita Collins, University College, Dublin

The objectives, as set out in the Constitution, are:

  • To develop and disseminate knowledge of the use of informatics in health care.
  • To promote research and education in health care informatics.
  • To participate internationally with bodies of similar interests.

For further information on the member society please visit their website using the link above.