About AMIA - American Medical Informatics Association ®

Discovering Health Insights. Accelerating Healthcare Transformation.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  Who are AMIA’s members?

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:

  • Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other clinicians
  • Researchers and educators
  • Biomedical and health science librarians
  • Advanced students pursuing a career in informatics
  • Scientists and developers
  • Government officials and policymakers
  • Consultants and industry professionals

AMIA also welcomes Corporate Members, and academic institutions as members of its Academic Forum. Additional information on members and membership benefits.

  What kinds of educational programs does AMIA offer?

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. Additional information on 10x10 courses or webinars.

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.

  Does AMIA have a Career Center?

Yes, the AMIA Career Center is a venue provided to members of the biomedical and health informatics community. Additional information can be obtained by visiting the Career Center.

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