Professor Kaija Saranto awarded Fellowship in a major American expert community in the field of health care informatics

Professor Kaija Saranto, from the University of Eastern Finland, has become the first Finn to be elected as a Fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics.

Since 2000, Professor Saranto has been heading the internationally accredited health and human services informatics degree programme and research at the Department of Health and Social Management in Kuopio, as well as serving as an expert in numerous working groups, both nationally and internationally.

Established in 1984, ACMI has almost 300 Fellows, mostly from North American science communities. European health care informatics expertise in the College is represented by some 30 Fellows, most of whom work for universities or research institutes. Professor Saranto is the first Finn to be elected to the College.

ACMI Fellows are elected, based on recommendations and a formal election process. Membership requires a minimum of 50% of votes in the election.


>> About the ACMI Fellowship
>> Health and Human Services Informatics education at the University of Eastern Finland
>> The UEF's Health and Human Services Informatics degree programme - the first of its kind to be certified in the world

For further information, please contact Professor Kaija Saranto, University of Eastern Finland, Department of Health and Social Management, tel. +358 50 565 0040, kaija.saranto(at),


Publishing year: 2012

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