Professor Christian Lovis

Emergency Medicine

Professor Christian Lovis is former President of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI).

Christian Lovis is a medical doctor trained in Internal Medicine with a special emphasis on emergency medicine, and is graduated in public health from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. While in medical school, he also studied biomedical informatics at the University of Geneva, focusing on clinical information systems and medical semantics.

He was in charge of the development of the computerized patient record for the Geneva University Hospitals. Christian Lovis is currently professor of clinical informatics at the University of Geneva. He also leads the Division of Medical Information Sciences at the Geneva University Hospitals. His research team is focused on three axes:

  1. clinical information and semantics;
  2. pervasive data sources, such as quantified-self, home automation, environmental data acquisition; and
  3. human factors, especially human-machine interfaces, and evaluation of the quality and usability of devices and interfaces.

One aspect of his work is to test devices in specific contexts, such as commercial pedometers for elderly or interfaces paradigms for data acquisition by care providers at the bedside. Christian co-authored more than 100 publications. He is member of the editorial boards of major peer-reviewed journals in biomedical informatics, such as the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), PLOS One, the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI), BMC Big Data Analytics. Christian is a member of the GS1 innovation board.