Christian Lovis – Past-President
Prof Dr med, MD MPH
Responsable de l’unité d’informatique Clinique, Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève
Christian Lovis is professor of clinical informatics at the University of Geneva and leading the Clinical Information System (CIS) Unit at the Geneva University Hospitals. He is a medical doctor trained in Internal Medicine with special emphasis on emergency medicine. In parallel, he studied Medical Informatics at the University of Geneva focusing on clinical information systems. In 1998, developed a natural language entry system for the CPOE in the Veterans Affairs’s Vista computerized patient record in Seattle. In 2000, he graduated with a Master in Public Health from the University of Washington. He is the author of a large number of peer-reviewed papers and an editorial board member of major journals in medical informatics, such as the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Methods of Information in Medicine and The International Journal of Medical Informatics. Christian is the president of the Swiss Medical Informatics Association; the secretary of the European Federation of Medical Informatics. He is chairing the Health Information System working group of the International Medical Informatics Association and the Traceability working group of the European Federation of Medical Informatics. He is co-chairing the “standard and architecture” working group of the Swiss eHealth federal coordination committee. Christian is member of several working groups at the European Union for ICT activities, such as impacts of health records, policies around secondary usage of clinical data, or regulation for the usage of RFID in healthcare. He is the clinical leader of the DebugIT Eu project of the 7th framework that intend to develop a distributed pan-European network around infectious disease surveillance using clinical information systems.