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Medical Informatics Section 

Members: 222     Discussions: 48     Files: 8

To join:

  1. Go to your membership information.
  2. Click "View" next to your current membership.
  3. Click the "Add package," button to add additional packages, and select MIS.

Since 1991, the Medical Informatics Section (MIS) has provided a forum for, and communication between medical librarians, health professionals and other professionals from the information sciences. Although definitions vary, medical informatics focuses on broad-based computer applications involved in the transfer of medical information.

What We Do

Sponsor and co-sponsor invited and contributed papers, pre - or post- conference meetings and sessions, as well as CE courses. We also have close ties with American Society of Information Specialists and Technology (ASIS&T) and The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Offer two Career Development Grants annually to assist individuals to advance their knowledge in the field of medical informatics. Self-assessment and self-directed learning resources.

Who Should Join

Anyone who recognizes how essential information technology is to information science. Anyone interested in health and broad-based computer applications in medical information transfer.

Member Benefits

  • Sharing ideas and networking with peers for professional and educational growth.
  • Facilitating communication with other MIS members through the member forum/email list
  • Being active within MLA by serving on section committees and conference activities.
  • Mentoring and being mentored.
  • Access to MIS member directory
  • Keeping up with informatics issues and ideas.
  • Being at the cutting edge through continuing education and conference programs.

Join MIS for just $10 per year!

Public Resources

MIS sponsors the Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant. Membership in MIS is preferred but not required for recipients of the grant.

MIS Leaders

Nancy Glassman, AHIP
Albert Einstein College of Med.
Chair, Section Council Alternate
Lisa Federer
Chair Elect, Program Committee Chair
Emily J. Hurst
VCU Libraries
Immediate Past Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, Section Council Representative
Kristi L. Holmes
Northwestern University
Secretary, Treasurer
Janis F. Brown, AHIP
Univ. of Southern California
Bylaws Committee Chair
Patricia Ann Gogniat
PD/CE Committee Chair
Kristin Hitchcock, AHIP
MPA Healthcare Solutions
GRC Liaison
Andrea C. Kepsel
Michigan State University
Web/Technology Communications Committee Chair
Samuel B. King
MCPHS University
Membership Committee Cochair
Robyn Reed
Penn State Hershey
Membership Committee Cochair
Yini Zhu
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Website Editor