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Honors either a peer-reviewed AMIA paper published in the Proceedings of the Annual Symposium or peer-reviewed article published in JAMIA or other journals publishing medical informatics-related content that best exemplifies the spirit and scholarship of Diana Forsythe’s work at the intersection of informatics and social sciences with a cash prize. Selection is determined by a sub-committee of the AMIA Awards Committee and the AMIA People and Organizational Issues Working Group, with the award presented annually at the AMIA Annual Symposium.

Current and Past Winners


Putting the social back into sociotechnical: Case studies of co-design in digital health

  • Chrysanthi Papoutsi, BSc (Hons), MSc, DPhil (Oxon), FHEA

Disappearing expertise in clinical automation: barcode medication administration and nurse autonomy

  • Laurie Novak, PhD, MHSA, FAMIA


Moving patients from emergency department to medical intensive care unit: Tracing barriers and root contributors

  • J. Abraham, S. Burton, H.S. Gordon
    International Journal of Medical Informatics International Journal of Medical Informatics, January 2020


Electronic health records implementation in Morocco: Challenges of silo efforts and recommendations for improvements

  • Rachida Park, Quinnipiac University
  • Rolf T. Wigand, Arizona State University
  • Mohammed Bennani Othmanic, Zine Serhier, Hassan II University of Casablanca Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Omar Bouhaddoud, InnoVet Health (IMJI, September 2019)


Anglicization of hospital information systems: Managing diversity alongside particularity

Int J Med Inform

  • Hajar Mozaffar, University of Edinburgh Business School


Technology Meets Tradition: The Perceived Impact of the Introduction of Information and Communication Technology on Ward Rounds in the Intensive Care Unit.

Int J Med Inform. 2017 September

  • J. Plumb


The Hidden Lives of Nurses’ Cognitive Artifacts

Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI)

  • Jacquelyn W. Blaz et al


The EHR and Building the Patient’s Story: A Qualitative Investigation of How EHR use Obstructs a Vital Clinical Activity”

(2015) International Journal of Medical Informatics; 84(12), 1019 – 1028

  • Lara Varpio, et al.


  • Inge Lecluijze
  • Amber M. Angell


Benefit or burden? A sociotechnical analysis of diagnostic computer kiosks in four California hospital emergency departments

  • Sara L. Ackerman


Unity in Diversity: Electronic Patient Record Use in Multidisciplinary Practice. Published in Information Systems Research.

  • Eivor Oborn
  • Michael Barrett
  • Elizabeth Davidson


Making Sense of Professional Identities: Stories of Medical Professionals and New Technologies.

Human Relations. (2010) 63 (12): 1879-1901.

  • Maja Korica Korica
  • Eamonn Molloy


Challenges to effective crisis management: Using information and communication technologies to coordinate emergency medical services and emergency department teams.

International Journal of Medical Informatics. (2009) 78:259-269.

  • Madhu C. Reddy
  • Sharoda A. Paul
  • Joanna Abraham
  • Michael McNeese
  • Christopher DeFlitch
  • John Yen


Diagnosis at a distance: the invisible work of patients and healthcare professionals in cardiac telemonitoring technology.

Sociology of Health & Illness 30(2)2008:272–288.

  • Nelly Oudshoorn


Telemedicine in the Upper Amazon: Interplay with Local Health Care Practices,

  • Gianluca Miscione


The Work to Make Telemedicine Work: A Social and Articulative View

  • David Nicolini


Physicians, Patients, and the Electronic Health Record: An Ethnographic Analysis.
  • Ventres, William,
  • Kooienga, Sarah,
  • Vuckovic, Marlin,
  • Ryan, Nygren,
  • Peggy Valerie
  • Stewart, Valerie


An Ontology of Geo-Reasoning to Support Medical Response to Attacks with Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • David Kirsh, PhD,
  • Nicole Peterson,
  • Leslie A. Lenert, MD, MS


Mother Knows Best: Medical Record Management for Patients with Spina Bifida During Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

  • Carston S. Østerlund, MA, PhD
  • Nienke P. Dosa, MD, MPH
  • Catherine Arnott Smith, MA, MSIS, PhD


IT, Gender, and Professional Practice: Or, Why an Automated Drug Distribution System Was Sent Back to the Manufacturer

Joel Novek


Asking Questions: Information Needs in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit

  • M.C. Reddy, MS, University of CaliforniaIrvine, Irvine, CA
  • W. Pratt, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • P. Dourish, PhD, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • M.M. Shabot, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


Resisting and Promoting New Technologies in Clinical Practice: The Case of Telepsychiatry

Social Science in Medicine. 2001 Jun;52(12):1889-901

  • Carl May