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About the Society

The Philippine Medical Informatics Society is an acknowledged proponent of open source development for health. Realizing that public health is for the public good, it maintains that all health applications must be open to peer review and analysis. Among the activities it has offered through its eight years were lectures from international medical informatics experts, seminars on use of online bibliographic databases, handheld devices, electronic health records, and security of electronic health information.

The PMIS is a strong partner in the Standards for Health Information in the Philippines project as well as the BuddyWorks Telehealth Project and the upcoming Philippine National Health Information Infrastructure. The Society’s bias is for the deployment of health information systems in support of national development and poverty alleviation through the full implementation of the Primary Healthcare Approach. Among the beneficiaries of its technical seminars are community health workers, government midwives, and private practitioners.