First Accreditation of a Medical Informatics Program by the European Federation of Medical Informatics: Experiences

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 7;279:34-35. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210085.

Abstract

Background: European universities offer a variety of programs in Medical Informatics. The Europen Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI) offers accreditation of these programs.

Objectives: To describe the process of EFMI accreditation of a new Austrian master's program and reflect on accreditation benefits.

Methods: Reflection on feedback and experiences at UMIT TIROL Results: Accreditation needs quite some preparation but offers essential opportunities for self-reflection and feedback by international experts.

Conclusion: Besides national accreditation, medical informatics programs can benefit from the accreditation through international organizations.

Keywords: Medical informatics; accreditation; quality management.

MeSH terms

  • Accreditation
  • Austria
  • Curriculum*
  • Medical Informatics*
  • Universities