An esteemed member of the HealthManagement
editorial board for Healthcare IT since 2006, Professor Georges J. E. De Moor
is a Belgian MD.
In his position as head of Department of Health Informatics and Medical Statistics of the University of Ghent (Ghent), he teaches Health Informatics, Medical Statistics, Decision Theory and Evidence Based Medicine since 1995.
Born 25 August 1953 in Ostend, Belgium, Professor De Moor obtained his PhD, Summa Cum Laude, in 1994 in Medical Information Science at the University of Ghent, after specialising in Clinical Pathology and Nuclear Medicine.
Georges De Moor is founding chairman and president of RAMIT (Research in Advanced Medical Informatics and Telematics), a non-profit association established with the support of the Ghent University in 1992. The research platform’s principal mission is to perform and support International and National R&D in Medical Informatics and Telematics (eHealth).
Today, RAMIT is involved in two large EU-funded projects (amongst others): SemanticHealthNet and EHR4CR.
With a keen interest in close to 100 International and European Reseach and Development projects and standardisation activities, Professor De Moor was Chairman of CEN/TC251, the official Technical Committee on standardisation in health informatics in Europe for seven years.
Since 2004 he is President of the European Institute for Health Records (EuroRec), the body for certification of Electronic Health Record systems in Europe.
Apart from chairing a number of official committees related to ICT in Health or to Laboratory Medicine, he is also Head of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory in the Saint Elisabeth Hospital in Zottegem, Belgium and EU expert in the Horizon 2020 programme (Challenge: Health, demographic change and wellbeing, 2014-2020).
Having edited twelve Health ICT related books and published over 200 articles in scientific journals, Professor De Moor was awarded the 2005 International Rory O'Moore Medal for Health Informatics.