The Accreditation Committee serves as the primary interface between AMIA and the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) to achieve the goals of AMIA’s participation in CAHIIM and the Health Informatics Accreditation Council (HIAC). The committee reports to the Education Committee.
The Audit Committee’s primary function is to assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling their financial and compliance oversight responsibilities. The Audit Committee reviews audit reports to ensure internal controls and sound financial management. The committee has a direct relationship with the outside auditors ensuring an open and transparent process and direct reporting of the outside auditors to the Board. The committee is a sub-committee of the Board.
The Awards Committee selects and coordinates the awards presented at AMIA meetings including the Student Paper Award Competition and working group awards. Award details are maintained in separate documents maintained by the AMIA office. The committee reports to the Executive Committee.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee guides and executes AMIA’s strategic goals and objectives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, when it comes to biomedical and health informatics science and practice, there is a natural intersection with health equity that enables the identification and tracking of disparities in health and healthcare as well as the design, implementation, and evaluation of informatics-enabled interventions at the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels. The impact of health disparities spans five application domains: translational bioinformatics, clinical research, consumer, clinical and public health informatics. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee also directs specific attention to AMIA’s mission and its intersection with structural racism and health equity.
The Education Committee’s primary function is to advise, develop, support, and continuously evaluate a comprehensive approach to educational and practice-based training opportunities for members and others, as determined by the strategic priorities of the Board and the learning needs of AMIA's various audiences. The committee reports to the Board.
Reviews policies and procedures of AMIA programs to ensure that high ethical standards are maintained and recommends policies about conflicts of interest and types of conduct that should be discouraged, as well as procedures for discipline, if needed. The committee reports to the Executive Committee.
Finance and Investment Committee
The Finance and Investment Committee’s primary function is to monitor the financial health of AMIA and ensure that its assets are protected, its resources are used properly, and that AMIA complies with all applicable laws and reporting requirements. The committee reports to the Board.
Journals and Publications Committee
The Journals and Publications Committee oversees AMIA’s journals, partner-journals, and publications, including monitoring relations with and the performance of the journals' publishers and editors, developing and reviewing policies on matters that affect the journals, and advising the AMIA Board of Directors on topics pertaining to journals and publication. The committee will work closely with the AMIA Board of Directors evaluating the overall strategy of AMIA’s journals and publications and recommending changes. The committee reports to the Board.
Maintenance of Certification Committee
The Maintenance of Certification Committee provides guidance for AMIA’s MOC Part II (Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment) and MOC Part IV (Practice Performance Assessment) initiatives. These initiatives serve to help Clinical Informatics diplomates satisfy maintenance of certification requirements from the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) in a meaningful way.
Membership and Outreach Committee
The Membership and Outreach Committee’s primary function is to ensure the effective and appropriate involvement of AMIA members in the organization by monitoring membership communication, structures, benefits, and services including publications. The committee reports to the Board.
The Nominating Committee’s primary function is to ensure the effective and appropriate involvement of AMIA members in the organization through the annual election process. Beginning with the strategic plan, the Nominating Committee decides on the variety of skills and expertise that are desired at the Board table. A central function of the Nominating Committee is to ensure appropriate turnover and diversity among AMIA leadership. It is important that the committee guard against the recycling of a small central core of members in leadership positions by identifying and recruiting candidates from more junior members who have not historically been involved in AMIA leadership positions, as well as from other underrepresented membership groups. The committee reports to the Board.
Public Policy Committee
The committee recommends advocacy issues and activities and identifies critical areas for AMIA's strategic advocacy engagement for Board approval. The committee works with AMIA’s policy consultant, staff, and Board to develop annual work plans which support the strategic directions set by the Board. The committee also takes the lead in developing draft policy comments in support of AMIA positions. The committee reports to the Executive Committee.