ACI is the third Schattauer journal dealing with biomedical and health informatics. It perfectly complements our other journals Methods of Information in Medicine, founded by Schattauer in 1962, and the Yearbook of Medical Informatics. The Yearbook of Medical
Informatics being the “Milestone” or state-of-the-art journal and Methods of Information in Medicine being the “Science and Research” journal of IMIA, ACI intends to be the “Practical” journal of IMIA.
As the Official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS, the online journal ACI publishes approximately 100 peer-reviewed articles per year. It aims to establish a platform that allows sharing knowledge between clinical medicine and health IT specialists as well as bridging gaps between visionary design and successful and pragmatic deployment.
The core editorial subject matters of ACI are: clinical information systems (including electronic medical records and systems, personal health records, physician/provider order entry, electronic prescribing, clinical decision support, nursing information systems, patient scheduling and tracking tools, lab information systems, radiology information systems, PACS, GP information systems), administrative and management systems, eHealth systems, information technology development, deployment, and evaluation, socio-technical aspects of information technology and health IT training.
The target group of ACI is an international and potentially very influential readership, e.g.: chief information officers, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, medical informatics researchers, nurse informaticians, consultants, public health officials, vendors, IT safety healthcare providers, informatics trainees as well as organizations such as IMIA, AMDIS, AMIA, HIMSS or the equivalent.
For further information on this highly valued online journal, please contact the editor in chief, Christoph U. Lehmann, M.D.,
“Current state of the art” content provided by leaders in their field
Official communication of funding societies
“Case reviews”, where implementers describe a particular successful or unsuccessful implementation along with lessons learned
Industry trends, user feedback and technological development
Short editorial cycle for peer reviewed articles assures delivery of information prior to any other journal in the field
Well known international medical informatics experts as reviewers and editors
The most compelling “Lesson Learned Award“ each year to encourage authors to self-report mistakes and errors
The benefits of clinical Health Information Technology (HIT) have long been established and we are moving into an era when we can hope to leverage these benefits to make patient care safer, more efficient, more proactive and complete. However, slow adoption of HIT has been due to lack of practical knowledge on linking clinical effectiveness to implementation success and return on investment. For health care to move forward in adopting HIT successfully, institutions must be able to share experiences, both good and bad, to learn from them collectively, to avoid repeating mistakes and to save time, costs, and human lives. The aim of this journal is to create the platform on which such sharing can occur, between clinical medicine and health IT, to bridge gaps between visionary design and successful and pragmatic deployment.
ACI Presentation during
IMIA meeting in Hiroshima,