HIIC – Health Informatics for Interregional Cooperation


  • Mihaela Crișan-Vida


  • Arriel Benis

Members: Lacramioara Stoicu-Tivadar and Stefan Darmoni.

Main Objectives

  • To promote exchange of information and experiences between actors in different regions in Europe.
  • To investigate the needs, opportunities and obstacles for e-health and to review and select from different education options for developing regions.
  • To disseminate European and world-wide results and experiences across regions and between professionals
  • To facilitate access to European groups and their facilities and outcomes by students and health professionals from developing regions
  • To disseminate European and world-wide results and experiences across developing regions and professionals
Relevant Activities 2020 – 2021:  
  • The WG HIIC is continuing communicating its activities and projects in order to initiate new collaboration and partnerships.
    • A workshop has been led at MIE 2020:
      • Benis ACrisan-Vida MStoicu-Tivadar LDarmoni S.: Collaboration and cooperation as factors for mutual professional expertise growth in health informatics
    • HosmartAI/EFMI meeting in may:
      • Benis ACrisan-Vida MStoicu-Tivadar LDarmoni S.: EFMI Medical Informatics and Digital Health Thesaurus
    • HosmartAI satellite event of STC 2021:
      • Presemtation: Benis A, Grosjean J, Billey K, Meireles Martinse JG, Crisan-Vida MStoicu-Tivadar L, Darmoni S.: EFMI MIMO – Medical Informatics and Digital Health Ontology
  • The workgroup has continued its effort on developing an online multilingual dictionary/thesaurus/ontology (MIMT/MIMO) focusing on Medical Informatics terms, as reported 2 presentations of ongoing work were done. Today this project is funded by HosmartAI and specific extensions to the project are work in progress.
Activities planned for 2022:  
  • Continuing expending the WG HIIC over Europe by involving/recruiting new members
  • Continuing research, development, implementation, and dissemination of MIMT/MIMO.
  • Continuing being involved in different taskforce of EFMI for proving the Interregional Cooperation perspectives.


Activities 2014-2020

  • scientific organization of EFMI STC2014, Budapest, Hungary, SPC co-chair for the conference
  • participating with presentations to MIE 2014 Istanbul-Turkey, MIE 2015 Madrid-Spain, STC 2016 Paris-France,  ICIMTH 2014 & 2016 Athens-Greece, MIE 2016 Munich-Germany
  • working and supporting the application of euHIT poject, CSA Healthcare Workforce IT skills
  • organizing the workshop during MIE2016 Sustainability of Telemedicine Projects for Resource Challenged Regions, Lăcrămioara Stoicu-Tivadara, Michael Weinhara, Monika Hubler, Nora Hinsch
  • working for close cross border cooperation with neighbors in central and eastern Europe; e.g. Romania and Hungary (Szeged) and Serbia (Vrsac, Belgrade) for medical informatics education and e-health projects

Relevant Publications 2015-2016

  • Digital Healthcare Empowering Europeans, Proceedings of EFMI-MIE2015, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Volume 210, 2015, Editors: Ronald Cornet, Lăcrămioara Stoicu-Tivadar, Alexander Hörbst, Carlos Luis Parra Calderón, Stig Kjær Andersen, Mira Hercigonja-Szekeres, ISBN 978-1-61499-511-1 (print) | 978-1-61499-512-8 (online)

If you want to become a member of the HIIC Working Group, please contact with the Chair of the Working Group