30th IMIHO TWG Meeting – 12th Users Meeting

The 12th IMIHO Users’ Meeting took place on 26 Nov 19, hosted by Tbilisi and specifically in the LEPL Giorgi Abramishvili Ministry of Defense Military Hospital in Gori. SEDM Secretariat and representatives from Athens, Belgrade, Rome, Skopje, Sofia and Tbilisi participated in the event. The vision, ongoing and upcoming activities, as well as the functionality of the IMIHO portal were presented to key personnel of the Hospital. The delegations had the opportunity to engage in conversation and witness the high professional level of Hospital’s personnel during an informative tour, kindly arranged by the hosts.

The 30th IMIHO Technical Working Group Meeting was conducted between 27-28 Nov 19. During the event, the IMIHO Chairman elaborated on the significant progress and tangible outcomes achieved during the last months, as well as the planned way-ahead. A fruitful dialog produced several action items of common interest and benefits. Specific actions were decided, aiming at further enriching the IMIHO Portal, enhancing functions and services offered at no cost to users, including the Military Medical Archive, webinars and online medical training, both theoretical and practical. Furthermore, a new version of the IMIHO website is under development, with substantial results, by utilizing new internet technologies, open-source software, mobile technologies and based on best practices, lessons learned and user feedback.

The participants would like to express their gratitude to Tbilisi and Giorgi Abramishvili Ministry of Defense Military Hospital personnel for the excellent hospitality and superb organization of the event. Also, special thanks to SEDM Secretariat for the support, as well as all participants for the cordial cooperation.

We hope that these multinational activities will bring the national health care communities closer, provide an online medium for information and expertise exchange, while conducting training, fostering scientific and academic collaboration among professionals of the Health Care Institutions, serving Military personnel. 

The minutes are available in our website (registration required)