AMIA ® (American Medical Informatics Association ®) is a community committed to the vision of a world where informatics transforms people’s care. Over the last 35 years, the use of informatics has grown exponentially to improve health and to make better healthcare decisions. Today, informatics is the key to accelerating the current goals of healthcare reform.
Every day millions of people benefit from informaticians' ability to accelerate healthcare’s transformation by collecting, analyzing and applying data directly to care decisions. Data produced throughout health and healthcare is the driving force of informatics and its ability to innovate critical advancements that directly benefit people. AMIA’s members are critical to discovering these insights, which is why AMIA is committed to being the professional home for the informaticians of today and the driver of informatics’ future.
Changing the Way We Approach Health and Healthcare
Through education, training, accreditation and certification, AMIA supports the current and next generation of informatics professionals by:
- Providing members opportunities to grow professionally, no matter what their career level or discipline.
- Fostering collaboration and networking to support members’ work to improve people’s lives.
- Expanding members’ leadership opportunities within the association and in the field.
Mission and History
AMIA aims to lead the way in transforming health care through trusted science, education, and the practice of informatics. AMIA connects a broad community of professionals and students interested in informatics. AMIA is the bridge for knowledge and collaboration across a continuum, from basic and applied research to the consumer and public health arenas.
Frequently Asked Questions
AMIA's 5,600+ members are subject matter experts in the science and practice of informatics as it relates to clinical care, research, education, and policy. Individual members include:
- Clinical and health informatics professionals -- physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other clinicians
- Translational and clinical informatics scientists, researchers and educators
- Biomedical and health science librarians
- Advanced students pursuing a career in informatics
- Developers, computer, artificial intelligence and data scientists
- Government officials and policymakers
- Consultants and industry professionals
AMIA also welcomes Corporate Members, and academic institutions as members of its Academic Forum.
AMIA offers live educational programs, hosts annual conferences, and e-learning. These activities are designed by members and offered through the calendar year appealing to the spectrum of health professionals represented by AMIA.
AMIA meetings are widely regarded as the world’s most comprehensive meetings on biomedical and health informatics, providing a broad range of sessions on timely topics of informatics. Additional information on meetings and events.
AMIA’s Clinical Informatics Board Review Course is an examination preparation program to assist physicians in becoming certified in the subspecialty of clinical informatics.
AMIA's distance learning program, called 'AMIA 10 X 10' is geared towards training the next generation of informatics leaders. These online training courses are conducted in collaboration with key academic partners in the biomedical and health informatics education community. AMIA also offers webinars and collaborative activities with several professional associations.
Many activities come with continuing education credit. AMIA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and often provides credit for other professionals.