The INSERM LIMICS Team is a public research team of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), referenced as UMR_S 1142, and is also affiliated to the universities “Paris Nord” and “Pierre et Marie Curie”). Led by Marie- Christine Jaulent, research director at INSERM, the LIMICS lab is specialized in medical informatics and knowledge engineering for e-health, mainly in the fields of 1) terminologies and ontologies in healthcare, 2) semantic Electronic Healthcare Reports (bindings of terminology and data structures), 3) semantic mediation and integration, 4) clinical data warehouses and information quality, 5) decision support systems including case-based reasoning approaches, and 6) public health systems for surveillance and epidemiology.
The current synthesis of the group consists of 29 professors and full-time researchers, 10 post-doc and engineers and 9 PhD candidates. It constitutes a multi-disciplinary team of Computer Scientists, Medical Doctors, and Pharmacists. The team has a close collaboration with AP-HP (Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris), which is the most important French University Hospital Organization with 38 hospitals, in particular in the context of the clinical information system (CIS) project under development led with the Agfa company (Orbis Solution).