Biomedical and Health Informatics Profile

David Shires


l-to-r Officers of IMIA at MEDINFO 80: Drs. A. F. Perez de Talens (Treasurer), Jan Roukens (Chairman), David Shires (Secretary)


   Dr. Shires early work includes development of a computerized medical record system for the Apollo astronauts.

   Dr. Shires was elected the first President of IMIA in 1980, and a Fellow of ACMI in 1989.

Japanese stamp commemorating MEDINFO 80, in Tokyo.  Dr. Shires was President.

(Source: ebay)

Cover page (above) and (left) overview of “computerese” from Dr. Shires’ 1974 Computer Technology in the Health Sciences

(Source: Rutgers University Library)