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 ultimate responsibility for AMIA Awards rests with the Board of Directors. The Board appoints the Awards Committee to select and coordinate 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.
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 is also responsible for periodic review of the Code of Professional Ethical Conduct for AMIA to ensure the document reflects current practice and thinking of the Board.
The committee also has a special COI panel that oversees AMIA’s conflict management process and serves as an intermediary between members, leaders, and the Board. The panel serves to advise the Board on specific issues with ethical implications for members or leaders. The panel will include five AMIA members selected by the chair of the Ethics Committee and one member will be appointed (by the Ethics Committee chair) as the panel chair. The panel chair will serve as a member of the Ethics Committee (with vote) and the Ethics Committee chair will serve as an ex-officio member of the panel. Panel members will be approved by the Board Chair for a 2-year term coinciding with AMIA’s bi-annual committee process.
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.
The Governance Committee informs and leads the evolution of AMIA’s organizational structure and governance, with an emphasis on achieving optimal structure and operational processes to achieve AMIA’s strategic goals. This committee reports to the AMIA Board of Directors.
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 works with the staff in developing and reviewing draft submissions in response to requests for comments in support of AMIA positions and helps prepare position papers on matters of public policy. The committee strives to have a Vice Chair that studies under the current committee Chair and is able to be appointed for the next open term. Overlapping terms of committee members is desired for political and policy consistency. The committee will strive for a balance of experience in returning members and new members.
The operational details of policy statement preparation, response to comments, the Annual Invitation Health Policy Conference, and Hill Day remain the responsibility of the Policy Department.
Women in AMIA Steering Committee
The Women in AMIA Steering Committee facilitates discussion and initiatives to grow opportunities for women in AMIA supporting the organizational vision that AMIA prospers through diverse members who are supported and empowered to reach their career goals.
The committee’s goals are to facilitate discussion and initiatives to grow opportunities for women in AMIA; aid women in AMIA to reach their goals and advance their careers; and promote equal opportunity and treatment of women in our field.
The committee will work with other member groups to accomplish the goals through training, networking, mentoring, recruiting, encouraging, and facilitating. The steering committee includes the chair who is selected during AMIA’s regular committee process as well as leaders of each of the subcommittees who are selected by the committee chair in collaboration with the board chair and staff. The subcommittees work on specific initiatives identified as high-priority by the Board in the strategic plan. Current subcommittees include:
- Awards and Leadership. The subcommittee will identify, encourage, and enable women in applying for and obtaining leadership positions, awards, and professional recognition within and outside of AMIA.
- Career Advancement. The subcommittee will facilitate activities that educate women about navigating the appointment, promotion and/or tenure process for women.
- Networking/Mentoring and Lifecycle. The subcommittee will create new networking and mentoring opportunities for women in AMIA as well as opportunities for women to interact around issues of work/life balance at different life stages and help develop programs that support lifecycle issues at AMIA meetings.
- Pathways. The subcommittee will identify opportunities to expose girls and young women to informatics. The subcommittee will work with other volunteer groups in AMIA with the goal to increase the number of women in AMIA and retain the women in AMIA in the early stages of their career development.
Working Group Steering Committee
The Working Group Steering Committee identifies trends and interests in biomedical and health informatics and oversees the Working Groups who exist to address the interests of AMIA’s members. The committee is responsible for communicating the vision and policies of the Board, serving as advocates on behalf of all Working Groups to the Board, and mentoring the working group leadership.