There are a number of 'threads' of history of the growth and
development of Medical Informatics. Here are some.
The history of Medical Informatics can be told starting from one of
several starting points. For instance:
International Medical Informatics Association, the international
organization for the study and communication of developments and
techniques of Medical and Health Informatics, coordinating
all regional and national medical, biomedical and health informatics organizations.
College of Medical Informatics is the organization that honors
distinguished professionals in Biomedical and Health Informatics (initally
from the United States, and subsequently internationally) as Fellows of
ACMI. With the establishment of the American Medical Informatics Association
(AMIA) in 1989, ACMI became a part of AMIA.