The Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI), is a non-government, professional organization, started at Hyderabad in 1993 with the help of scientists and doctors who had perceived a need to sensitize the Indian Medical community to the benefits of IT, bring about awareness and greater utilization of Information Technology (IT) in healthcare facilities across the length and breadth of India.
HL7 India is an independent, non-profit-distributing, membership based organization that exists to encourage the adoption of standards for healthcare information communication within India. The objective of HL7 India is to support the development, promotion and implementation of HL7 standards and specifications in a way which addresses the concerns of healthcare organizations, health professionals and healthcare software suppliers in India.
A bunch of doctors who wished to promote the concept of using computer to advance patient care started this society. Dr. Sunil Shroff from Chennai spearheaded the initial efforts. Others who have helped have included Dr.MG Bhat from Bangalore, Dr.Selvakumar from Chennai, Dr.C.G.Raghu from Kochi, Dr.Balasubramaniam from Bangalore, Dr. S. Ramesh Babu from Chennai and Mr. Mr. Ranjan Dwivedi from Delhi