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President's Message

2021 Annual Symposium Update

June 3, 2021
I hope you are well as we head into the summer months. As you know, we have been planning for a live AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium in San Diego with a live streaming track to enable virtual attendance. The AMIA Board of Directors held a special meeting last week to
Member News

Lehmann & Rudkin are PINA’s First Annual Award Winners

May 27, 2021
At the 2021 Virtual Clinical Informatics Conference, the Physicians in AMIA (PINA) Community presented their first annual awards during the "PINA Year in Review." Chris Lehmann, MD, FAAP, FACMI, FIAHSI, of UT Southwestern, received the inaugural Physician Innovator of the Year award. Scott Rudkin, MD, MBA, of the University of
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AMIA Appoints Tanya Tolpegin, MBA, CAE, as New Chief Executive Officer

May 10, 2021
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) announced the appointment of Tanya Tolpegin, MBA, CAE, as its new Chief Executive Officer.Tolpegin was unanimously approved by the AMIA Board of Directors. She will begin her role June 21. AMIA formed an Executive Search Committee in the summer of 2020 and partnered with
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AMIA Mourns Tom Piemme

April 29, 2021
Thomas E. Piemme, MD, one of the founding leaders of the American College of Informatics (ACMI) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), passed away April 17, 2021, in Peoria, Ariz., near Phoenix. Tom taught at the University of Pittsburgh for some years before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1970
President's Message

AMIA Health Informatics Certification Eligibility Criteria and Program Details

April 23, 2021
It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of April. Summer will be here before we know it! AMIA staff and member volunteers have been hard at work on initiatives and efforts to advance our strategic plan. We are pleased to formally announce the AMIA Health Informatics Certification
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Fabbri, Gadd, and Wright Given Endowed Directorships at VUMC

March 25, 2021
The work of AMIA members Daniel Fabbri, PhD, Cynthia Gadd, PhD, MBA, MS, and Adam Wright, PhD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have earned the distinct privilege of being named as holders of endowed directorships. Fabbri was given the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) Directorship in Informatics Innovation. Gadd
President's Message

Announcing the Physicians in AMIA Community

March 4, 2021
We hope you are well. As mentioned in a previous message, AMIA is forming a new community for physicians. We are formally announcing the Physicians in AMIA (PINA) community. This community is an evolution of the Clinical Informatics Community of Practice (CICOP) to address the needs of the physicians in
Press Release

AMIA Position Paper Details Policy Framework For AI/ML-Driven Decision Support

February 8, 2021
Nation’s health and bioinformatics experts establish policy agenda for ‘Adaptive CDS’The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) released a Board-approved position paper in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), calling for new and flexible oversight mechanisms to ensure the safe, effective use of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in
President's Message

Happy 2021!

January 28, 2021
Happy 2021! I hope you all had a restful and rejuvenating holiday season. I would like to provide a brief update about what is happening at AMIA. We held a Board of Directors orientation meeting this month, welcoming several new members: Julia Adler-Milstein, William Brown, Susan Hull, Josette Jones, Eileen
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Clinical Informatics Fellows Vital to Future of Value-Based Care

December 7, 2020
AMIA calls on CMS to establish novel funding models for medical education in clinical informatics Members of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Clinical Informatics Program Directors (CIPD) published a Policy Statement in the November issue of Applied Clinical Informatics, calling for federal funding reforms to support the subspecialty of