Christian Lovis


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University of Geneva

University Hospitals of Geneva / University of Geneva Division of Medical Information Sciences Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4 CH-1211 Geneva 14 Switzerland

Christian Lovis is professor of clinical informatics at the University of Geneva and leads the Division of Medical Information Sciences at the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG). As such, he was in charge of developing and deploying the clinical information system for the HUG consortium. HUG is the largest teaching public hospital group of Switzerland, 8 hospitals and numerous ambulatory care settings, covering primary, secondary and tertiary care.

Christian is a medical doctor trained in Internal Medicine with special emphasis on emergency medicine. In parallel, he studied Medical Informatics focusing on clinical information systems. In 2000, he graduated with a Master in Public Health from the University of Washington.

Christian Lovis is co-chairing the “standard and architecture” working group of the Swiss eHealth federal coordination committee, responsible to set-up the eHealth framework, architecture, infrastructure, standards, legal framework, etc. for Switzerland. He is a reviewer for numerous projects of the EU DG Connect.

He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed papers and editorial board member of major journals in medical informatics, such as the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, PlOS ONE, Applied Clinical Informatics and The International Journal of Medical Informatics. Christian is the president of the Swiss Medical Informatics Association. He is chairing the Health Information System working group of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the Traceability working group of the European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI).

Christian Lovis is member of the governing council of HIMSS Europe and board member of HIMSS World Wide.

Christian is involved in several companies as consultant or board member in the field of using information sciences and technologies for the strategic governance of health organizations.