About Assa and his contribution to EFMI and ILAMI
During all EFMI events Assa has showed his true commitment to the Medical Informatics field. Especially he inspiring the young scientists with his always charming, witty and thoughtful remarks. He always supported people who invested their time and efforts to produce himself as a little interface for the ultimate human EFMI network like “Key success-factor” as Jacob Hofdijk mentioned in his memory letter. MIE 2009 Conference in Sarajevo organized by myself Assa promoted and supported by great influence on important decision makers in our country and abroad.
Assa Reichert directed the first computer department in the Israel Ministry of Health. He was assistant director of Sheba Medical Centre, the largest in Israel, and VP of COMET, an Israeli-American software house specializing in medical institution management and Electronic Medical Record’s software. He served as consultant to the Ministry of Health. Assa achieved a BA in Life sciences and a MA in Life sciences and Computer sciences from Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
Assa served as President of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) during a period 2002-2003, and served as Vice-President of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) during a period 2004-2005. During STC EFMI Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, Assa received the medal as Honorary Fellow of EFMI. We will remember him for all his contributions and commitment in the different roles he has held during his time in EFMI.