AMIA's Role in the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty

AMIA was instrumental in the creation of the clinical informatics subspecialty (CIS), supports current and future CIS diplomates, and is actively working to advance the CIS. 

In May 2019, AMIA released the results of the first CIS practice analysis which include a data-driven description of CIS practice, published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).

The CIS practice analysis builds upon AMIA’s previous and ongoing efforts on behalf of the CIS. Specifically, AMIA

  • Developed two foundational documents for the CIS
  • Led the successful effort to establish the clinical informatics subspecialty (CIS)
  • Developed the first board review course for CIS candidates
  • Is the premier provider of MOC-II Activities for CIS diplomates
  • Supports multiple CIS communities in the AMIA Connect online community (requires AMIA membership)
    • Clinical Informatics Community of Practice for CI Diplomates (CICOP)
    • Community of Clinical Informatics Program Directors (CCIPD)
    • AMIA Clinical Informatics Fellows (ACIF)
  • Recognizes the professionals accomplishments and contributions of AMIA members who are active applied informatics professionals through FAMIA.