Reinhold Haux, PhD, FACMI

Year Elected: 
1999
University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Currently: Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics
University of Braunschweig - Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School

Web site: www.plri.de/en/staff/haux.html

Biography and photograph when elected: 

Reinhold Haux is Professor and Director of the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Haux received a masters degree (German “Diplom”) in Medical Informatics from the University of Heidelberg and University of Applied Sciences Heilbronn in 1978. He received a doctorate from the Faculty for Theoretical Medicine, University of Ulm in 1983. He received a License for Lecturing (German “Habilitation”) for Medical Informatics and Statistics from the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Aachen.

Between 1978 and 1989, Dr. Haux held faculty positions at the Institute for Medical Documentation, Statistics and Data Processing, University of Heidelberg; the Institute for Medical Statistics and Documentation, Technical University of Aachen; and the University of Tübingen. Since 1989, he has been Full Professor for Medical Informatics, Medical Faculty, and Director of the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Heidelberg. During his early professional years, Dr. Haux concentrated on the design and analysis of multicenter observational studies, construction of statistical tests, and design of statistical analysis systems. More recently, his focus has been on information systems in health care, particularly hospital information systems; on medical documentation, particularly clinical data management; and on knowledge-based decision support for diagnosis and therapy. He has participated in the design of curricula in health and medical informatics, contributing especially to the four-and-a-half-year medical informatics program for medical informatics specialists at Heidelberg/Heilbronn.

Dr. Haux has been an invited lecturer at, among others, the universities of Heidelberg, Heilbronn, and Prague. He is a member of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and, since 1989, has been chairperson of IMIA Working Group 1: Health and Medical Informatics Education. He is a member of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, where he served on the Advisory Board (1987-95) and as a member of the Board of Directors (1990-95). He is a member of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Association) and has served as an elected reviewer for medical informatics and biometry since 1992. He has been a member of the Committee for Computing of the association since 1995. Dr. Haux is an associate editor of Methods of Information in Medicine. He is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Medical Informatics and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. He is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of the Academy of Medical Informatics, a German institution offering courses for postgraduate training and education.