Dr. Alvin B. Marcelo, elected to IAHSI--an honor society
International Medical Informatics Association establishes the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics
June 06, 2017 (Geneva, Switzerland) -The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) has concluded a lengthy election process of living leaders in health informatics worldwide, who became the first class of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI). The Academy will serve as an honor society that recognizes expertise in biomedical and health informatics internationally. Academy Membership will be one of the highest honors in the international field of biomedical and health informatics...http://imia-medinfo.org/wp/international-medical-informatics-association-establishes-international-academy-health-information-sciences-2/
About Dr. Alvin B. Marcelo
Dr. Marcelo is a general and trauma surgeon by training who is currently executive director of the Asia eHealth Information Network (www.aehin.org). Prior to this, he served as senior vice-president and chief information officer of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). As the director of the University of the Philippines Manila National Telehealth Center and chief of the Medical Informatics Unit, Dr. Marcelo established the Master of Science in Health Informatics program and conducted local and international research in the field of eHealth and health information systems development. He took his postdoctoral fellowship in medical informatics at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland with research interests in telepathology, mobile computing, and bibliometric analysis of MEDLINE content. Dr Marcelo also manages the International Open Source Network for ASEAN+3, a centre of excellence in free and/or open source software established by UNDP, and advises the Community Health Information Tracking System (or CHITS) , a Stockholm Challenge finalist in the health category in 2006. He is the Philippine representative to the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) and the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). Dr Marcelo is certified in the governance of enterprise IT (CGEIT - www.isaca.org), The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF - www.opengroup.org), and Archimate, and COBIT5 Implementation.